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  • SAN DAIKAIJÛ: CHIKYÛ SAIDAI NO KESSEN (1964)

See Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster

Mamoru Oshii returns to Avalon with the Assault Girls.  Briefly

2001-inspired Toho space opera, complete with rayguns and zero-grav sex

Brilliant David Cronenberg horror film about warring telepaths

Dull, dull, dull, dull

You have to start somewhere.  First film for John Landis and Rick Baker

It sounds so familiar, yet it isn’t.  Brutal, realistic take on an old SF story

Disappointing Maze Runner sequel

  • Scream of the Shalka (2003)

See Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka

  • SCREAMERS (1979)

See Island of the Fishmen [L’isola degli uomini pesce] (1979)

Marvelous Brit Com about a young man searching for his brother

A Toho crime drama with no Kaiju, Eiga or otherwise.  But it has a teleporter

Absurd and delightful Soviet era political satire from Poland 

Telepathy, dreams, bugs, rats — and a very dubious piece of science

Down on his luck Captain dragged into Film Noir murder — but it isn’t real

A flower(girl) from space and a tunnel to the sun…

Complex Indie time travel mystery wrapped in an enigma

  • Shada

See Doctor Who: Shada (2017)

Die Hard meets the DTV android.  Audience wins, by a narrow margin…

Science nerd develops radical communications device, Primer-style

Loneliness means not getting banged regularly!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the movie theaters…

Absurd Italian post-Apocalyptic film.  Local goddess fights everyone in sight

It’s Bigger!  It’s Badder! It’s..Ugly as Sin!  …But is it Godzilla?

Steampunk anime, only with Frankenstein monsters instead of steam

Wacky and wonderful Anthology film from the one and only Brett Piper

Eerie, underwater Nazi Zombie movie.  With Peter Cushing

Nice try Indie film

Yet another Iron Curtain 2001.  Not bad, but no Solaris

 Babes, swords, psychic powers: what could go wrong?  Ask Cirio H. Santiago!

Buddy Holly goes to Lost Vegas to claim “The King”‘s crown.  With duct tape

Wild and silly Australian Raiders of the Lost Ark Copy.  Dumb fun

I enjoyed this film.  Most of you won’t.  Trashy Joshua Kennedy B-Movie fun

I think they tried to turn off the fog machine but couldn’t find it…

  • Slithis (1978)

See Spawn of the Slithis

Joe Dante silliness which is far better than I expected.  Go Joe!

It boggles the mind:  a remake or sequel or whatever of the 1977 TV movie?

The (other) crew of Gamma One fight Space Yeti!

Made for TV killer Bigfoot movie, but with a Joe Stefano script!

Perhaps the finest SF film ever made.  You won’t like it

That’s “Quartermass.”  TV miniseries based on the Dean R. Koonz novel

  • SOMETHING WAITS IN THE DARK (1979)

See Island of the Fishmen [L’isola degli uomini pesce] (1979)

I really wanted to like this one…

Goofy Ozploitation Sci Fi Rock Opera.  Silly fun if you can take it

Wild, crazy, and entertaining — even if it makes hash of Bradbury’s story…

Second-string giant rubbery monsters duke it out.  But it’s still fun

Where’s a Vampire when you need one?  Space Teen magically gets to Earth

A private eye, a scheming dame and a robot thug.  Dazzling DIY animated film

Wow, what incredible effects!  But aren’t they just a little…familiar?

Shinji Aramaki’s lavish re-interpretation of the classic anime

Space Western.  Michael Paré plays a bad guy.  Can you spot the difference?

Roger Corman gets a second movie out of Battle Beyond the Stars!

Boredom, Zen Trucking, an animate tub of sour cream, and lots of cardboard

Emotionless killing machine from space tries to make it as a checkout clerk…

Jaws.  With a Gill Man

  • The Spawning (1982)

See Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

Special Forces vs. Ghosts…

Romantic Suspense film.  With a mad scientist

Too good for a Polonia Brothers film…Not good enough for a Brett Piper

Rutger Hauer, 40 days of rain, rats, and a monster that might be the devil…

Tobe Hooper, Brad Dourif, secret conspiracies, and lots of people catching fire

Beautiful Romance, which just happens to be a monster movie.  Sort of..

Well, at least that isn’t what we were expecting…

Psychedelic 70s Sci Fi – only a decade late and from Russia

Like coming in on Chapter 7 of a 40s serial.  Retro Popcorn Space Opera

So very tired.  Again

Wild kitchen sink Spaghetti Sci Fi Star Wars copy.  Wacky fun

  • StarCrash II (1981)

See Escape from Galaxy 3

Mildly amusing Space Marine film.  With big (not giant) bugs

Wild guilty pleasure with Christopher Lee, Robert Vaughn, robots and UFOs

Shinji Aramaki returns with more Starship Troopers

Brilliant Steampunk Anime from the great Katsuhiro Otomo

Arty but unsettling.  David Cronenberg’s first novel — I mean “movie”

The Jellyfish are attacking!  Strange, very strange…

Ultra cool retro SF from Cory McAbee and the Billy Nayer Project

The next recording media is…Ghosts?   Deft Nigel Kneale SF Horror

Dan Curtis’ take on the classic story, with the emphasis on the science…

A mad scientist movie that isn’t a mad scientist movie…

Ultra low-budget SF Noir

You don’t eat it, it eats you.  Larry Cohen’s Monster Dessert movie

Primer.  With idiots

  • Suchîmubôi (2004)

See Steamboy

The first interactive SF movie?  Well…sorta.  But it looks great

70s SF action movie clone.  With a few seconds of Kevin Sorbo

Nightmares, assassins, self-healing bullet wounds: just another day at the office

Far too routine for something so strange.  Even Wes Craven didn’t help

Classic Irwin Allen disaster film.  With Michael Caine.  And Killer Bees

Interesting web series turned movie

SF Film Noir time-travel thriller.  So good it has to be Indie!

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