Star Crystal (1986)

And here we have yet another Alien copy put out by Roger Corman’s New World Pictures. I think he might merely have distributed this one as it doesn’t have as much recognizable stock footage.  Certainly it doesn’t look much cheaper than most of his cheap copies, even if the space ships and space stations do […]

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The Cremators (1972)

A giant glowing ball from Outer Space falls to earth, then rolls over people, reducing them to people-shaped piles of ash. Which makes this one sound far more interesting than it really is. After a brief, narrated introduction about its legendary arrival as a ball of fire from the sky — an arrival there couldn’t […]

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God Told Me To (1976)

(aka Demon) This one is almost impossible to sum up. This is partly because any attempt is going to carry even the most circumspect summary into spoiler territory.  However, it is also because this is a film that starts in one place and then moves into stranger and stranger places which seem to have little […]

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Destroyer of Worlds (2018)

When you watch an Indie film, you never quite know what to expect. Case in point: Destroyer of Worlds, a film which ran at this year’s Miami Sci Fi convention. When Samual Dawes, its director and co-writer sent me a screener, he asked me to keep in mind its low budget and that his crew […]

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Kafka (1991)

The basic idea sounds quite promising. Steven Soderbergh made a strange thriller movie revolving around the legendary writer Franz Kafka, which stars Jeremy Irons, with Ian Holm as the sinister Dr. Murnau, Armin Mueller-Stahl as a policeman, and Alec Guinness in one of his final roles. Add to this plenty of dreamy black and white cinematography, some […]

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Hybrid (1997)

I have a confession to make: I watched this one because the Landmaster (from Damnation Alley) appears in it. And, yeah, that is probably one of the main reasons to watch this one.  Although it really isn’t that bad. This one is yet another film from Fred Olen Ray.  He made an absurd number of super […]

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Violentia (2018)

This one reminds me of that powerful image at the center of Anthony Burgess’ novel, A Clockwork Orange — an image that is one of the most starkly memorable moments in any Science Fiction novel ever written — of the juice pouring down God’s beard.  If you’ve read the book, you probably have this disturbing […]

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