The P.A.C.K. (1997)

I hate to say it, but the operative phrase here is “nice try.” It’s not like The P.A.C.K. is terrible.  Despite what had to have been a cripplingly low budget, low budget filmmaker David A. Prior made quite a respectable little action film which is, naturally, quite reminiscent of other films we’ve seen. But then […]

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Reel Monsters (2022)

It must be something about Bigfoot. Here’s one of the best movies I’ve seen from The Polonia Brothers — the legendary Grade Z filmmakers who’ve made an incredible number of memorably bad but surprisingly addictive DIY shot on video films for well over thirty years.  It’s almost as good as Among Us (2004), which I consider […]

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Mind Trap [Danger USA] (1989)

Occasionally you watch a movie you know is going to be terrible just for the heck of it. Sometimes it even turns out that it isn’t a terrible film. But this wasn’t one of those times.  Not entirely, at least.  Mind Trap is at least mostly watchable, and even has a few decidedly weird moments. […]

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Time Under Fire (1997)

Look, there’s good, there’s bad, there’s even great, but everyone once in a while you find the film which achieves a certain, polished B-Movie perfection, upon which all the lesser gods of moviedom have conferred all the absurd breakneck fun and non-stop invention that can only be found in all its purity in a movie […]

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Chopping Mall [Killbots] (1986)

All, right, all right, I admit it: I like this one. Even if it was directed by Jim Wynorski. Jim, of course, is responsible for one of the worst films I’ve seen, The Thing Below, and has had a long and very busy career making cheap exploitation films, frequently involving monsters and girls with large breasts. […]

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Time Warp (1981)

This one is rather odd. Even for Robert Emenegger. Now I’ve talked about Robert Emenegger before: within about two years in the early Eighties, he produced an impressive collection of super cheap science fiction films which, despite their obvious cheapness, all have something odd and quirky about them that makes them far more watchable than […]

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Killer Crocodile (1989)

So you’re in a swamp (on some unspecified tropical island) which is strewn with drums of toxic and nuclear waste, and you find a monstrous crocodile which is probably some sort of mutant… And your immediate response — after it eats one of your friends — is to try to keep everyone from killing the […]

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