Return of the Ape Man (1944)

Let’s make this clear: this one has nothing whatsoever to do with Bela Lugosi’s 1943 film from Monogram, The Ape Man. This is hardly unheard of when we are talking about horror films from the Thirties and Forties, as neither Doctor X nor The Spider Woman had much to do with the “sequels” that bore […]

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Razorteeth (2005)

There was a short film by Andy Kumpon some years ago called “Last Stop Station” which ends with an memorable final declaration:  “This project was made for less than $1000 dollars, shot on video, and edited with scotch tape, so what’s your excuse;” It’s one of those statements I think about a lot, particularly when […]

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Alien Uprising (2008)

Look, there are some things that bother you so much that you have to say them right out: There is one thing no hard core special forces officer will do.  Not ever. It’s a question of discipline and morale.  Commissioned officers do NOT enter into sexual relationships with enlisted men in their chain of command. […]

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Nothing Really Happens (2017)

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I mean, it is strange.  Very strange.  Weird things happen. And yet, throughout, our put upon protagonist remains…numb.  Weary.  Disconnected.  Apathetic. I think the spirit of this one was best summed up in the end credits, when they gave special thanks to “That “Greasy Cokehead Director […]

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