Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)

Back in 1977, a group of young special effects artists got together to make a science fiction film, Planet of Dinosaurs. Now this is one of those films you can’t watch with any illusions:  they didn’t have much cash, their no-name cast isn’t particularly good, the script is just as bad, and there’s a lot of […]

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Razorteeth (2005)

There was a short film by Andy Kumpon some years ago called “Last Stop Station” which ends with an memorable final declaration:  “This project was made for less than $1000 dollars, shot on video, and edited with scotch tape, so what’s your excuse;” It’s one of those statements I think about a lot, particularly when […]

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Bite Me! (2004)

It’s one of those urban legends that’s been around forever. Supposedly the government created a super strain of Marijuana:  someone stole it and secretly leaked it to the public. Like any good conspiracy theory, it really isn’t clear why they’d develop it, although one hears talk of it being used to track drug trafficking, or even worse, that they laced […]

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Bacterium (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 […]

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