What exactly makes someone a cult filmmaker? Let’s face it, the whole question of what makes a film a cult film is poorly defined — and I really don’t see that it is possible to come up with a really good definition. After all, I’ve seen the label slapped on a lot of filmmakers and […]
Read more "Atlantis (1991)"
There are some movies where it comes as no surprise that Troma films decided to distribute the film, even though they didn’t actually make it. I mean who else in their more or less right state of mind would ever decide to distribute a film like Nightmare Weekend? I’m not sure there is any right […]
Read more "Nightmare Weekend (1986)"
I loved this one. Wow, I didn’t expect. that. Now there is something here that I need to point out right from the start. After all, I know a lot of you out there don’t get it. They look at a film like this and immediately start complaining about the effects. All I can say […]
Read more "Rat Scratch Fever (2011)"
I am really beginning to wonder what in the world motivates some of Quentin Tarantino’s movie recommendations. Some of them seem to be sincere. He’s pointed out a few oddball little seen films which deserved a bit more attention than they’d ever got, but some of them… Well, I’m open to the idea that they […]
Read more "The Jet Benny Show (1986)"
Some short films are like an entire feature film packed into a small package. And that is perhaps the best description of Specimens: it may only be fifteen minutes long, but it feels like some lost Sci Fi feature film you know you’ve seen but can’t quite remember. Mind you, you probably haven’t ever heard […]
Read more "Specimens (1982)"
I’m not sure why this film is so hard to find. Yeah, it’s true that it is one of the long, long succession of low budget films Earl Owensby turned out at his North Carolina studios. You probably aren’t familiar with any of them as they never got much play and most of them sank […]
Read more "Hyperspace [Gremloids] (1984)"
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 […]
Read more "The P.A.C.K. (1997)"
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 […]
Read more "Reel Monsters (2022)"
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. […]
Read more "Mind Trap [Danger USA] (1989)"
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 […]
Read more "Time Under Fire (1997)"