This one wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Or maybe it was. I’m not sure. After all, I’ve been waiting for it a long time. It was announced, supposedly due to be released, delayed, delayed again, and finally came out — in Japan. More waiting. What I expected, when it was first announced, was a […]
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It’s good to see Neil Marshall back. Not that he exactly went away. But he’s had a hard time lately making the sorts of films which he loves to make. He vanished from the silver screen after his 2010 film Centurion into the world of television, and finally is making a comeback of sorts. His Hellboy […]
Read more "The Lair (2022)"
I’m not sure why this film is so hard to find. Yeah, it’s true that it is one of the long, long succession of low budget films Earl Owensby turned out at his North Carolina studios. You probably aren’t familiar with any of them as they never got much play and most of them sank […]
Read more "Hyperspace [Gremloids] (1984)"
It must have been a shock when audiences got their first look at the new Gamera movie that debuted in 1995. After all, it was far more serious than any of the films which came before it — even the first film, which presented the Towering Terrapin as a nearly unstoppable force causing terrible destruction […]
Read more "Gamera 2: Region shurai [Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion] (1996)"
“If you can’t say it, go see it!” Let’s face it: the idea of watching a film with a title like The Hidan of Maukbeiangjow is somewhat daunting. Even if it did get retitled The Invasion of the Girl Snatchers. So daunting, in fact, that they had to address it in the original trailer: In […]
Read more "The Hidan of Maukbeiangjow [The Invasion of the Girl Snatchers] (1973)"
As I continue my searches through the world of science fiction film, I find myself more and more impressed by the work of people with minimal resources who used their creativity, skill and sheer determination to put their vision on the screen. These days, our technology put almost anything on the screen, and yet we […]
Read more "The Shadow Out of Time (2012)"
What is an Elp, you ask? Apparently, it’s some sort of local variant on the bigfoot, notable for its long claws, ferocious disposition and big feet. What’s worse, a recent series of murders in Farcical County looks suspiciously like the work of their local cryptid, and the new mayor calls in a small team of […]
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Parallel Evolution. That’s the only explanation I can find. Here we have two movies with a remarkably similar story, which came out the same year and only three months apart: the first, Joe Dante’s shaggy dog of a science fiction epic, Explorers, and the other a little-seen Czech children’s film. There’s no way they saw Joe […]
Read more "Tretí sarkan [The Third Dragon] (1985)"
(aka, Crazy Rabbit) It is often hard to explain why we get obsessed with finding certain films. I think I stumbled across a reference to it on Letterboxed…or was it that some search or other led me to its page on IMDB? I honestly can’t remember. But, when you are talking about a film which […]
Read more "Feng kuang de tu zi [Mad Rabbit] (1997)"
(aka, XIX) I should know by now that you just can’t rely on the advertising. Consider the movie 19: if you read the plot summaries of the film that are out there (and yes, the plot descriptions you find on a movie site are almost always written by the studio, particularly when every review uses […]
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