Honorable Mention — Probably I’m not sure where to file this one. Is this a science fiction film? Maybe. Could be. Depends. Is it just another time travel fantasy, then? Perhaps. Could be. But there are hints… We might come closer comparing it to an episode of The Twilight Zone, because of its final, paradoxical […]Read more "Le temps de mourir [The Time to Die] (1970)"
I suppose, after six years of Italian Hercules films they were starting to run out of ideas. Mind you, if you look at the Italian title for this one, then you’ll see that it was actually part of the long running series of Maciste films, who was basically indistinguishable from Hercules by the Sixties. Technically, […]Read more "Hercules Against the Moon Men [Maciste e la regina di Samar] (1964)"
(Spoilers ahead!) The strangest thing about Universal’s horror output during the Forties is that they somehow managed to make one of their classics, The Wolf Man. The rest of their offerings seem mixed, at best, with a few truly strange offerings, like turning a Clyde Beatty animal training movie into a horror film (or any […]Read more "The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)"
Vibrations. You see, all matter is nothing but vibrations. Modern Science has told us that. But they weren’t the first ones to learn this. Oh, no! So, if you can learn the ancient science of the yogis — and yes, it was a science — then you can take matter apart and move it around […]Read more "Night Monster (1942)"
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 […]Read more "Nothing Really Happens (2017)"
(Spoilers ahead, but who cares?) I think the operative word here is “mess.” I mean, I assume that someone making this thing had some idea of what it was all supposed to be about, but unfortunately, he didn’t chose to share with us. A grave breaks open, and a giant bird-man thing bursts out. The […]Read more "The Vulture (1966)"
There’s been a lot of debate over the years about what is — and isn’t — science fiction. One of the tests someone proposed along the line is to remove the science fictional elements and see if you’ve changed the story. This is actually a fairly useful test, as it nicely distinguishes between, say, the […]Read more "Hotel Artemis (2018)"