Shirley Thompson Versus the Aliens (1972)

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 […]

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Altitude (2010)

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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The Guards Themselves (2015)

“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 […]

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Aliens Ate My Homework (2018)

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 […]

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Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

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 […]

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Aenigma (1987)

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 […]

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Invasion Planet Earth (2019)

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 […]

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