Starship Invasions (1977)

This one has long been one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Now, as I’ve pointed out before, the true guilty pleasure film is not the terrible film we laugh at and enjoy because it is so awful.  It is a film which we know is not a great film — or perhaps even a good […]

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Monkey Shines (1988)

(aka Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear) If there’s one thing we need to learn from this film, it is that jealous monkeys are bad news. Looking at Monkey Shines, I find that it seems to have hit almost every horror movie trope of the Eighties.  We have our serial killer, our dream scenes, the […]

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Prehistoric Women (1950)

You just can’t escape One Million B.C. Now we all know that a vast number of cheap SF films have pillaged that classic 1940 film for its enthusiastic giant lizard effects, but who in the world would want to make what is virtually a super-cheap remake? Okay, the details are mildly different.  No “dinosaurs”, for […]

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Prospect (2018)

Noise. Banging, clunking, grinding, metal on metal, screeching and shuddering. We have this strange notion that space travel would be perfectly silent.  After all, there is no noise in the vacuum of space. Yet big machines are still going to make vibrations that will carry through the fabric of the space vessel and fill it […]

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