Originals. Every streaming platform feels the need to put them out right now, it seems. But a free streaming platform like Tubi? Okay, I’m worried. You have to think about the economics of this all: they’re giving away their content, after all, and they already have one of the largest and most diverse catalogs in […]Read more "Shark Side of the Moon (2022)"
And once again I watched a movie I was never, ever going to watch. Let’s face it: I’ve seen Brett Kelly’s movies before. Well, to be precise, I’ve seen one of his movies, Raiders of the Lost Shark (2015), it just feels like I’ve seen a lot more of them because that one is so bad. […]Read more "Konga TNT (2020)"
(aka, Fiend with the Electronic Brain) I never particularly paid any attention to Al Adamson before. After all, there were a lot of low budget American filmmakers of the Sixties, and about the only one of his films I knew I’d seen was Dracula vs. Frankenstein, thanks to a friend with an obsession with Lon […]Read more "Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967)"
(aka, Outlaw Power, Armicron in Outlaw Power) I think the main effect of watching this Power Rangers-style direct to video movie is that I now really, really, really want to see the original 1995 Korean film they stole the effects from. I mean, wow, they look remarkably good. Better, for the most part, than the […]Read more "Armicron (2000)"
Steven Seagal was asked to play Dr. Winter, but declined because he wanted to fight the wormhole with his bare fists: “I thought it was small-minded,” he reportedly said. “I have fought all manner of evil. How could an interdimensional, immaterial transuniversal construct stand up to my fists of justice?” I suspect they made this […]Read more "Termination Point (2007)"
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)"
Before I get started, there is one thing I think I need to make clear here: The main villain wears a toaster on his head. Now I’ve said this about Donyaye Ayandeh before. In fact, I’ve been saying it ever since I first saw stills from the film in Tars Tarkas.net‘s review. Although I had […]Read more "Donyaye Ayandeh [Future World] (2001)"
Now for those of you interested in the history surrounding movies — the times they were made in, and the effect they had on the world around them — will probably find that the most interesting thing about Frozen Scream is that it was on the original list of 72 films labeled as “video nasties” […]Read more "Frozen Scream (1975)"
(aka, Ori okeanis saidumloeba, The Secret of Two Oceans) Sometimes it is impossible to understand what is happening in the world of film without a solid look at the culture around a particular movie. Now for those interested in Soviet Science Fiction, there is a strange and rather awkward gap between the early science fiction […]Read more "Tayna dvukh okeanov [The Mystery of Two Oceans] (1957)"