I have no idea what to make of this film. And considering that this is the latest film to come from the fertile mind of performance artist and Indie director Cory McAbee, that’s a good thing. He’s been making weird and innovative films and music videos for years now, not to mention several albums of […]
Read more "Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences (2022)"
The operative word here is “cheap.” You can tell it from the film quality (although I suppose it probably doesn’t help that the available copies all seem to be VHS rips); the cast of unknowns; the prevalence of location shooting; the plain, white rooms in so many indoors scenes; and the very fake looking weapons. […]
Read more "Cybernator (1991)"
What is an Elp, you ask? Apparently, it’s some sort of local variant on the bigfoot, notable for its long claws, ferocious disposition and big feet. What’s worse, a recent series of murders in Farcical County looks suspiciously like the work of their local cryptid, and the new mayor calls in a small team of […]
Read more "The Elp; A Creature of Legend (2022)"
(aka, Mr. MacKinley’s Flight) This is a strange, strange film. I mean, really, really strange. And in all the best ways. Poor Mr. MacKinley. He’s about as grey and average a guy as you could hope to find in the advertising industry. Except that he dreams of one day having lots and lots of children […]
Read more "Begstvo mistera Mak-Kinli [Escape of Mr. McKinley] (1975)"
Parallel Evolution. That’s the only explanation I can find. Here we have two movies with a remarkably similar story, which came out the same year and only three months apart: the first, Joe Dante’s shaggy dog of a science fiction epic, Explorers, and the other a little-seen Czech children’s film. There’s no way they saw Joe […]
Read more "Tretí sarkan [The Third Dragon] (1985)"
Just a few days ago, Janne Waas, the brilliant young film reviewer behind what is the best science fiction movie review site on the Web today, Scifist, published his list of The Ten Worst Science Fiction Films Pre-1950. A list like this is always a lot of fun, as it gives us a wonderful opportunity […]
Read more "Melchiad Koloman (1920)"
Some films leave you stuck forever with an image you know you will never get out of your brain. In Terrifying T-Rex, that moment comes fairly early in the film, when the enormously, ummmmm, “Body Positive” star of the film suddenly strips off her clothes and takes a shower. Revealing several acres of bare, flabby […]
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I’ll confess that I am of two minds about Stuart Gordon. Now he started out with a few great films, like the first Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Robot Jox, only to sort of wither away into doing TV movies and foreign productions long after his name lost whatever luster it once had. Curiously, that seemed to […]
Read more "Bride of Re-Animator (1990)"
I’m not even sure where to begin with this one. I suppose it would help if I pointed out that Professor Kleks first appeared in a classic Polish children’s book back in the Forties. The author, Jan Brzechwa wrote three books about the character, and, in the Eighties, they actually filmed three movies about Professor […]
Read more "Pan Kleks w kosmosie [Mr. Blob in the Universe] (1988)"
(aka, Crazy Rabbit) It is often hard to explain why we get obsessed with finding certain films. I think I stumbled across a reference to it on Letterboxed…or was it that some search or other led me to its page on IMDB? I honestly can’t remember. But, when you are talking about a film which […]
Read more "Feng kuang de tu zi [Mad Rabbit] (1997)"