I have no idea what this film is. Is it science fiction? A fantasy? A Lovecraftian horror film? A mystery? A supernatural thriller? A waking dream? I can’t tell you. it could be any or all of them. But whatever it is, you have to watch this one. Now. Right away. This one is a […]Read more "The Endless (2017)"
(Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.) For a long time it seemed as if every Science Fiction film had to have a “Stargate” sequence like 2001. Even a normally sensible director like Brian DePalma fell into the trap in Mission To Mars. But it’s been a long time since I saw one. A very […]Read more "A Wrinkle in Time (2018)"
Every now and then, you find a movie which just doesn’t have the faintest clue what it is. This is one of them. It has the uneasy distinction of being one of the first movies Charles Band‘s Empire Films turned out — and it features virtually everyone who would go on to be one of […]Read more "Ragewar [The Dungeonmaster] (1984)"
Honorable Mention (Spoilers ahead) Sometimes one just doesn’t know where to file some films. But it’s even worse when you get the impression that even the director didn’t know. Not long before his success with the TV series Miami Vice, Michael Mann directed this strange, moody and very artistic horror film. The Keep is awash […]Read more "The Keep (1983)"
(aka, Monster From The Surf, Surf Terror) Back in the Sixties, there was a long string of Beach movies, most of them turned out by AIP, including all those Frankie and Annette films. This isn’t one of them. There were also a number of teen monster movies, starting in the late Fifties with I […]Read more "THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER (1965)"
(aka,Biggles) While Biggles won’t mean much to the average American viewer, he was a legendary children’s character in Great Britain, a dashing, World War One pilot who starred in over a hundred adventure novels by W.E. Johns. This attempt to film his adventures started out as a yet another copy of The Raiders of the […]Read more "Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)"
You have to wonder if a movie can suffer from an identity crisis. Here we have what is usually labeled as an Australian film, which was filmed in Yugoslavia, set in Norway (with a scene or two shot there), and has American stars. Mind you, that’s probably the most interesting thing about this one. It’s […]Read more "Fatal Sky [Project Alien] (1990)"