There is an endearing, if slightly scruffy, charm to the films Roger Corman produced back in the Fifties. This one was actually produced by his brother Gene, who also provided the story. Roger’s generally listed in film guides as a producer although, as with Gene’s Beast from Haunted Cave, he remains unlisted in the credits. […]Read more "Night of the Blood Beast (1958)"
Right. You see, there is this old movie studio which is about to get torn down. You know, the one that everyone knows is haunted? But it is really one of those places where time and space can suddenly connect (you know, like the Bermuda Triangle, only…different), so those trapped inside are left in a […]Read more "Timesweep (1987)"
(aka Pod People) This is a movie with a serious identity crisis. It starts off sensibly enough: a group of evil poachers are out in a wildlife refuge stealing rare eggs, a famous but vain singer plans to take a wilderness camping trip with his engineer and his bevy of beautiful backup singers, and a meteor […]Read more "Extra Terrestrial Visitors [Los nuevos extraterrestres] (1983)"
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)"
And then there’s Klaus Kinski… Klaus earned the reputation for being a great actor thanks largely to a number of impressive films he did with Werner Herzog, most notably Aguirre: The Wrath of God. Part of his fame, I suspect, had as much to do with the stories of the epic battles between actor and […]Read more "Creature [Titan Find] (1985)"
What does it say about a film that it steals from Time Tracers (retitled Time Trap for its recent limited DVD release), which borrowed footage from two other films, and even worked in a Civil War re-enactment? Pretty desperate, right? Bret McCormick, who made a lot of cheap SF and horror films back in the Eighties and […]Read more "Repligator (1996)"
You can’t make an Ed Wood film. Really. You can’t. Ed had something none of his admirers will ever have: You see, he really believed in those films he made. And when I say he believed in them I mean he whole-heartedly believed he was creating great art. And you can’t fake that. So the […]Read more "The Atomic Zombie Space Creeps (2017)"