(aka Escape 2000, Blood Camp Thatcher) Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Running Man is a copy of this film. Now we all know it didn’t have too much to do with the novel by “Richard Bachman” (aka Stephen King) as the plot, characters and settings are so different. Nor is it really all that close to Robert […]Read more "Turkey Shoot (1982)"
I’ll confess, I was a little surprised when this film was chosen as a selection for the Sci Fi London Festival some years ago and learned that it had been made in Croatia. It’s true that world class movies are being made in more and more places these days. Still, it doesn’t seem that long […]Read more "The Show Must Go On (2010)"
The Seventies were a great era for TV movies. But I think I’ve mentioned that before. A family is off on vacation in the mountains, exploring a cave, when a mysterious flash fills the sky. The Father and his two children seem unaffected, but their guide dies not long afterwards and his body quickly turns […]Read more "Where Have All the People Gone? (1974)"
Firestarter as a romantic comedy? Well, yes, more or less. Although it is as much about the relationship between two feuding brothers as it is about the romantic triangle that kindles (sorry, you can’t help it with this sort of film) their long-smoldering (see what I mean?) resentment against each other. And I suppose it does […]Read more "Wilder Napalm (1993)"
So, we’re going to hire a mercenary to hunt down some…ummmmmm…“Mutant Androids” that are ten times stronger than a normal man, so naturally we’re going to hire the guy who is going to fight them with… His bare hands. I suppose it would make more sense if you knew this one was directed by Tim […]Read more "Mutant Hunt (1987)"
Let’s get this straight right now: the title of this film does not fit it at all. I have to wonder whether this is because its Korean title does not translate well. But one thing is clear: there are no ghosts on display here. Instead, we have a young man with a remarkable gift, who […]Read more "Cho-neung-ryeok-ja [Haunters] (2010)"
I’ll confess that the part of this film I enjoyed more than anything else was the film the official brilliant scientist, Professor Diaz, shows to his handpicked expedition crew, which shows what life was like in prehistoric times. We get a quick and truly wacky montage of fighting lizards with fins glued on from One […]Read more "Aventura al centro de la tierra [Adventure at the Center of the Earth] (1965)"
“…an Alternate Universe…” “…Like New Jersey?” This is officially the best line in the movie. You now have no reason to watch it. Really. I mean it. None whatsoever. Nada. Zip. Stay away from this thing. I watched this because someone said it was so bad it was good. Nope, Not a chance. Just bad. […]Read more "The Killer Eye (1999)"
Let’s see: Comedy legend, on the downhill side of his career, makes a comedy featuring some of the classic Universal Horror Films’ monsters. Sounds vaguely familiar. Of course, this one was made in Mexico, and featured Tin Tan (Germán Valdés) instead of Abbott and Costello. But, hey, Lon Chaney Jr. shows up as the Wolfman […]Read more "La casa del terror [House of Terror] (1960)"