I never thought I would see this one. In fact, I’d heard it was lost, and nobody seemed to have seen it for years. Heck, most Science Fiction film critics haven’t even heard of this one. What’s next, Iron Bread? It definitely came as a shock when Glen Ivory, a member in good standing of […]
Read more "Shirley Thompson Versus the Aliens (1972)"
“This doesn’t make any sense!” “It doesn’t have to make sense. All these horror movies you watch… does ‘Death, Death, Death’ make sense? No. It’s not about sense. It’s about death, death, death.” It’s always convenient when a movie makes the reviewer’s point for him. I’ve commented before about the uneasy fit between horror and […]
Read more "Brainscan (1994)"
Okay, I’ll admit it. I rather like this one. Yeah, I know a lot of reviewers don’t like it, but that often happens with a film that doesn’t fit into the neat expectations people have from the trailers or the published corporate descriptions. But Altitude offers us a tense and suspenseful film, with its small […]
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“My painful over-ambition began early.” — Kyle Sullivan, as Himself in “Self-Fulfilling Idiocy 4” Yes, I know, I don’t usually review mere Superhero films. But sometimes you have to make an exception. Particularly when you’re the one making the rules. So just shut up and pay attention. Now I could just point out that The […]
Read more "The Guards Themselves (2015)"
Now I’m going to state right up front that I never really noticed Bruce Coville or his Rod Allbright series of book before. I’m not one of his many big fans, and don’t recall reading this book or any of his others. Frankly, I’ve always thought its a lot easier to review an adaptation of […]
Read more "Aliens Ate My Homework (2018)"
It came as a bit of surprise to me, after reading about this one in books about Science Fiction Cinema for years, to learn that it wasn’t actually made in 1970. I suppose I didn’t pay much attention to it, to be honest. In fact, as far as I can see, there really wasn’t any claim […]
Read more "Frankenstein 1970 (1958)"
You have to admire someone who tries this hard. Back in 2005, with Steven Spielberg hard at work on his version of the classic H.G. Wells Novel, Timothy Hines made his own three-hour adaptation of the book which was (supposedly) the most accurate version ever made and which contained nearly every scene in the book. […]
Read more "War of the Worlds the True Story (2012)"
(aka Dinner for Adele, Nick Carter in Prague) Many of you have never heard of Nick Carter. Which is somewhat amusing because he was once even more famous than his rival detective, Sherlock Holmes. He was a product of the dime novel era of the late Nineteenth century and appeared in hundreds of sensational pulp […]
Read more "Adéla jeste nevecerela [Adele Has Not Had Her Supper Yet] (1978)"
What do you get when you combine Brian DePalma’s Carrie, the legendary Australian horror film Patrick, and Dario Argento’s Suspiria? A) A typical Italian Horror film B) A weird, confused and sometimes incoherent mess C) Lucio Fulci‘s Aenigma or, D) All of the above. Of course, we all know the answer is “D.” Nor is […]
Read more "Aenigma (1987)"
There’s a remarkable story behind this one. It’s writer/director Simon Cox wrote the script back in 1993 and spent years trying to get it produced. He even tried to shoot it as a super-low budget DIY film before he finally got his funding. In fact, his DIY efforts were so good that the scenes he […]
Read more "Invasion Planet Earth (2019)"