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)"
If there was ever a movie with an identity crisis, it must be Strange Behavior. It is set in Illinois, with a largely American cast, director and writer, but they couldn’t find a town that looked like a small-town in Illinois in the United States, so they filmed it in New Zealand. But it is […]Read more "Strange Behavior [Dead Kids] (1981)"
Sometimes you know exactly what you’ll get from the title of a movie. After all, there is nothing comfortably familiar — and predictable — as a Mexican masked wrestler (or “Luchadero”) movie. Making one with unmasked female wrestlers isn’t going to change that much. The evil Dr. Orlock (whose name may or may not be […]Read more "Las luchadoras vs el robot asesino [Wrestling Women versus the Murderous Robot] (1969)"
It’s the artwork that really sticks in your mind. Bright, and almost painfully colorful, full of beast men against often strikingly modern details, with blood splashes or medical equipment or violence, and a touch of black humor: whatever else you might say about it, you can’t ignore it on the page. You can hardly look […]Read more "Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)"
This is one of the strangest Tokusatsu films Toho made. Admittedly, that’s an awfully big claim, and there are a lot of contenders for the crown, but let’s just point out a few salient points: Despite what you might think, this is not a sequel to Toho’s classic faceoff between Kong and their own in-house […]Read more "Kingu Kongu no gyakushû [King Kong Escapes] (1967)"
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)"
(aka, Edgar Allen Poe’s Decapitarium) They seemed like such a happy couple. At least, that is, until Dr. Wilkinson accidentally blew up his wife’s body, leaving her a living head. Science can be so hard on your marriage. Particularly when your angry wife, in a fit of bodyless pique, decides to start killing people and […]Read more "Decapitarium (2021)"
I’m always on the lookout for something weird when it comes to movies. And believe me, I found it when I watched Mad Genius. I mean, this is a movie which is seriously strange on so many different levels. More than you can imagine. And it isn’t even about what you think it is. Vix […]Read more "Mindhack: #savetheworld [Mad Genius] (2017)"