Monsterland (2016)

Ah, yes, the anthology film. The truth is, it’s been around for a long time, one can even point at the silent horror classics, Destiny (1921, directed by Fritz Lang) and Paul Leni’s 1924 film, Waxworks, as two of the earlier examples.  I really have no idea what movie was the first anthology film, nor […]

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Alive (2002)

What a strange film. Or is it better described as two strange films in one? After all it starts out a psychological drama about two convicts in a secret prison, forced to take part in a secret experiment, — which mostly seems to involve waiting around for something to happen and possibly trying to kill […]

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Reminiscence (2021)

What we have here is a classic Film Noir Private Eye drama. At least if you ignore the fact that this is a science fiction film. Now this is hardly a unique combination — Blade Runner did it back in the Eighties — and did it better than anyone else has since. However, Reminiscence sets […]

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Primal Force (1999)

…And once again we’re back to the brave days of the Fifth Networks. It does seem a bit strange just how far the networks have fallen.  Nowadays the networks seem far more interested in streaming services than broadcast TV, but there was a time when they dominated American entertainment.  However, cable did a job on […]

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Open Grave (2013)

A man (Sharlto Copley) wakes up in a pit full of dead bodies. He has no memory of who he is or how he got there.  When he climbs out and finds a handful of others in a nearby house, he discovers that none of them remember who they are, either. The house is well […]

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Parallel (2018)

Isaac Ezban is the next Nacho Vigalondo. Yeah, I know, a lot of you are thinking, wait a minute, Nacho hasn’t been around long enough for anyone to be the next one. …Well, those of you who aren’t saying “Who’s Isaac Ezban?”, that is. But seriously, when Nacho burst onto the scene with Timecrimes back […]

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Rage of the Yeti (2011)

I’ll confess that I watched this one because of David Hewlett. I suppose most of you remember him from Stargate: Atlantis.  I’ll admit I didn’t pay too much attention to the Stargate franchise, so I knew him because he was one of Vincenzo Natali’s favorite actors and showed up in all but one of his […]

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