El monstruo de los volcanes (1963)

(literal title: The Monster of the Volcano) Honorable Mention Welcome to Mexico’s first Yeti movie. And it proves to be pretty much what you’d expect: brave hero, beautiful young girl, familiar horror elements we’ve seen in other non-Mexican films, and, of course, a big, silly-looking monster. A group of engineers are trying to construct a […]

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House Squatch (2022)

There’s a basic conclusion I’ve reached since watching first the Polonia Brothers’ Reel Monsters and then another of their recent offerings which also features the legendary Bigfoot, House Squatch: I watched these two films in the wrong order. Reel Monsters is one of the best films Mark Polonia has made in a long time, an […]

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Reel Monsters (2022)

It must be something about Bigfoot. Here’s one of the best movies I’ve seen from The Polonia Brothers — the legendary Grade Z filmmakers who’ve made an incredible number of memorably bad but surprisingly addictive DIY shot on video films for well over thirty years.  It’s almost as good as Among Us (2004), which I consider […]

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Watchers (1988)

Now most of Dean R. Koontz’s fans will tell you that the movies based on his books are all terrible. I haven’t read his work, beyond a graphic novel adaptation or two, so I’m not in a position to comment on how well they capture his work, but I found both Sole Survivor and Phantoms reasonably […]

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Welcome to Willits (2016)

(aka, Alien Hunter) Honorable Mention I’m not sure I would call Welcome to Willits a horror comedy. Yeah, I know a lot of people are calling it that.  There are funny moments, and there’s a fundamental absurdity to the whole concept of this film (although it takes those absurdities seriously).  But I still wouldn’t call […]

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