(Warning: Spoilers ahead!) The Fifties managed to produce some rather odd SF/horror hybrids. One thinks of such strange efforts as From Hell It Came, which ties radioactive mutants in with magic and curses, or Creature with the Atom Brain and its mix of police procedural and zombies, or Voodoo Woman with its tangle of mad science, voodoo and the heist […]Read more "The Unknown Terror (1957)"
(aka Gufors) If you are wondering, it is pronounced “Goofers.” It is, in fact, the name of a small store in a tiny community in the middle of the desert, and stands for Global Unidentified Flying Object Research and Services. Although the sign on the store actually says “gUFOrs.” Three friends from L.A. came here to […]Read more "Aliens & Gufors (2017)"
At last! An SF action movie that gives the hero of so many cheap Eighties action movies, Michael Paré, a chance to flex his acting muscles! This time, instead of playing the reluctant tough guy hero, he plays a dangerous felon who leads a prison break, delivering all his dialogue in sort of a mumbled […]Read more "Space Rage (1985)"
It gets harder and harder all the time to tell a good SF story. Not because of the changes in the science, but because there are now so many SF stories out there. It has become quite difficult to find an idea that hasn’t been used before, and hundreds of stories have been told about […]Read more "Magellan (2017)"
A young inventor wakes up in bed with his girlfriend. Moments later, masked men crash through the door and seize both of them. They try to escape, but he gets shot… …And wakes up in bed, moments before the masked men crashed through the door. Of course, the basic idea of a time loop film […]Read more "ARQ (2016)"
It’s simple, really. Something has gone wrong with the Army’s new atomic-powered supercomputer, DMN. It was supposed to open stable wormholes anywhere in the world, but instead has created a rift in the fabric of time and space itself, and the machine is still running on the other side of that rift. And in a […]Read more "Demon with the Atomic Brain (2017)"