Pursuit (1972)

Honorable Mention This interesting TV movie marks Michael Crichton’s first directing job. We tend to forget that he actually directed a few movies — including the classic Westworld (1973), Runaway, and The Great Train Robbery — although this one is intriguing because he was filming his own novel, Binary.  At the time he still planned to […]

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The Cremators (1972)

A giant glowing ball from Outer Space falls to earth, then rolls over people, reducing them to people-shaped piles of ash. Which makes this one sound far more interesting than it really is. After a brief, narrated introduction about its legendary arrival as a ball of fire from the sky — an arrival there couldn’t […]

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The Twilight People (1972)

This is one of those films where the trailer promises classic exploitation:  monsters, sadism, and that requisite hint of sex. The reality is that the trailer includes almost everything that falls under those headings. This one was one of the many cheap horrors Filipino schlockmeister Eddie Romero made during the Seventies.  It’s basically a combination […]

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Solaris [Solyaris] (1972)

This post marks a particularly auspicious moment for me:  it is my Five-Hundredth review since I began this site back in February 2016.  It seemed an impossible goal back then, but somehow, it happened anyway! Thank you to all my readers, and to the many filmmakers and producers who have given me the opportunity to review […]

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Doomwatch (1972)

When one looks at the giants of British Horror Cinema, one notes that Hammer Films turned out an impressive number of SF films, including their remakes of the legendary Quatermass serials and far too many Bikini Cavegirl movies.  Their closest competitor, Amicus, while they never made quite so many, did in fact contribute two Dr. […]

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The Stone Tape (1972)

Nigel Kneale, while best remembered for his four Quatermass stories, created quite a few interesting horror and SF films during a long career as a scriptwriter.  One notes his TV play, The Creature (filmed by Hammer as The Abominable Snowman ), the horror series Beasts, a comedy about a guy with an imaginary girlfriend from space (Kinvig), the interesting […]

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