MFKZ [Mutafukaz] (2017)

Ignore the fact that GKids released this one.  It definitely isn’t for kids. Although that would be a lot more obvious had it been released in the U.S. under its original name. A few years ago, Studio 4C, who have long been noted for their strange and unusual animated films, released Tekkonkinkreet: It got a […]

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Doctor of Doom (1979)

You’re having dinner at home with a few guests and your old friend and neighbor, Don Carlo, shows up talking about how he plans to destroy you all. Good ol’ Don! I suppose it would be a socially awkward moment — if anyone noticed, that is… So, naturally, Don goes off to his mad scientist […]

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Drawing Flies (1996)

Honorable Mention (Well it might be Science Fiction, if you stick around long enough.  Wait and see) Kevin Smith made a Bigfoot film? Well…not quite.  He only produced it.  It is in his View Askew Universe, and was produced by View Askew Productions.  Two of his friends, Malcolm Ingram and Matt Gissing, wrote and directed, […]

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Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

Honorable Mention (…Well, part of it is science fiction. If you squint hard enough.) The same year that Ghostbusters came out, Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd appeared in a comedy written and directed by one of the best writers from Saturday Night Live, Tom Schiller, in his feature film debut. But you’ve never seen it. […]

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The Wild World of Batwoman (1966)

(aka She Was a Hippy Vampire) This is probably Jerry Warren’s best film. Yes, I know I said that about Frankenstein Island.  And, yes, I know that isn’t saying much. But what we’ve got here is so strange and so… Okay, I can’t help it, it’s the right word: …”Batty”, that it defies any rational explanation. […]

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Blood Machines (2019)

“Seth Ickerman” — who is really the French directing duo, Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard — first came to my attention with the “trailer” for a film called “Ickerman,” which featured a dazzling combination of a high-tech future, a touch of Film Noir, and a lot of movie nostalgia.  I still hope they will get […]

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Foes (1977)

It’s always a pleasant surprise when someone locates some forgotten but interesting little film and makes it available once again.  In this case, Garagehouse Pictures turned up this minor gem, an independent film directed by a young man who would become a special effects expert, which no one noticed during its brief UK theatrical run […]

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