Andrew Bellware is one of those directors who intrigues me. I’m not saying he’s a great director, or that he’s made any incredibly great films. No, all I’m willing to say at this point is that he’s made several massively cheap SF films which are strange enough and have so many ideas that they stand […]Read more "Millennium Crisis (2007)"
Larry Blamire is best known for his comedy The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: it was one of the many attempts to make a Fifties-style sci fi film which started appearing around the beginning of the Millennium. Truth be told, it was one of the better such films, although that isn’t so hard when the competition […]Read more "Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)"
A mysterious creature awakens in a remote desert community and proceeds to slaughter the locals. If it sounds familiar, it should. This is a basic monster movie, with a lot of very familiar elements. And that monster is one of them: it’s not a bad design, but it looks far too much like one of […]Read more "Unearthed (2007)"
“Don’t do that! Didn’t you see The Blob?” This one, despite a title which suggests something more Romero is actually Brett Piper‘s loving homage to The Blob. Not that he doesn’t get more than a touch of George Romero in there as well. Of course, this is the Blob by way of the 1988 remake, a […]Read more "Bacterium (2007)"
After a considerable amount of thought, I’ve decided that the problem with this film is that it is too good to be a Polonia Brothers film. Blame Brett Piper for that: he was their DP on this film, and it shows. After years of ragged, shot on grainy video efforts, we have a Polonia film […]Read more "Splatter Beach (2007)"
This isn’t the version of The Whisperer in Darkness the HPLHS released in 2011. And I should note, it isn’t as good. This is, of course, one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous stories – and with good reason. The story starts with hints of something strange and monstrous, gradually becomes creepier, before finally ending on a horrific […]Read more "The Whisperer in Darkness (2007)"
Honorable Mention: It might seem strange to find a wacky Chanbara fantasy epic here, one in which the hero had his body stolen at birth and is now trying to track down the 48 demons responsible, so he can kill them and get his organs back. And, I should note that it makes no bones […]Read more "Dororo (2007)"