Love. Fail. Repeat! There is a very curious credit at the beginning of this film, that tells us it is based on Hugh Sullivan’s film, The Infinite Man. The implications seem almost impossibly strange, particularly for an independent film: A remake? Of a film three years old? Toto, we’re not in Oz anymore. But that isn’t what […]Read more "Melocotones [Peaches](2017)"
Larry Blamire is best known for his comedy The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: it was one of the many attempts to make a Fifties-style sci fi film which started appearing around the beginning of the Millennium. Truth be told, it was one of the better such films, although that isn’t so hard when the competition […]Read more "Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)"
Honorable Mention (Spoilers ahead) Sometimes one just doesn’t know where to file some films. But it’s even worse when you get the impression that even the director didn’t know. Not long before his success with the TV series Miami Vice, Michael Mann directed this strange, moody and very artistic horror film. The Keep is awash […]Read more "The Keep (1983)"
It’s a little hard to explain the appeal of the Polonia Brothers‘ films to the uninitiated. More like “really hard”, actually. For more than thirty years, they’ve been making some of the the worst films ever to get a professional release. However, the strange thing is that, if you’ve seen one Polonia Brothers film, you’ve […]Read more "Land Shark (2017)"
Perhaps it is in the future, perhaps it is happening not too far from us and not too far from now. Fear. The fear of violence, chaos and disorder: it has driven the people of one state to institute the ultimate solution to their fears, constant surveillance and an army of cyborg protectors to stop anyone who […]Read more "Defective (2017)"
This one wasn’t quite what I expected. I’ll confess that I was hoping for something totally bat-eared crazy like La nave de los monstruos [The Ship of Monsters], one of the most absurd SF films I have ever seen. Where else have you ever seen a Sci Fi movie with a singing cowboy, a robot in […]Read more "El planeta de las mujeres invasoras [Planet of the Female Invaders] (1966)"
Can you say “vanity project?” Steve Barkett wrote, directed, produced and starred in two low budget movies, of which this was his first. More than anything else, it resembles The Planet of the Apes, with perhaps a touch of The Omega Man and a few other equally 1970s films thrown in. And perhaps the 1970s […]Read more "The Aftermath (1982)"