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 […]
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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)"
There is a reaction I keep having to so many of Stephen King’s stories: … Now that looks familiar. I suppose I get the same reaction from many of Dean R. Koonz’s books as well. If you read a lot of pulp fiction and seen even more “B” sci fi and horror (as King certainly […]
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If there is one thing in this world which is guaranteed, it is that, if you watch enough Eighties Science Fiction films, you are going to see an Alien rip-off. And, apparently, this was also true when it comes to Japanese Anime. After all, we have this OVA from 1987, about a spaceship responding to […]
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(aka, Demon Heaven: Ghost Hero) Honorable Mention This is one of those films which is almost impossible to explain. And when I say that, I mean, an almost impossible to explain Japanese film, which, yes, puts it in an even stranger category. Nor is it easy to put it into any of the ordinary categories […]
Read more "Youkai tengoku: Ghost Hero [Monster Heaven: Ghost Hero] (1990)"
(aka, Piranha DD) You know how it goes. Someone out there recommends a film as a wild exploitation movie which is pure fun (this time around, I believe it was Mauler on one of his E.F.A.P. podcasts) and you actually go out and watch the thing. Let’s just say the results are…unpredictable. Now there are […]
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Originals. Every streaming platform feels the need to put them out right now, it seems. But a free streaming platform like Tubi? Okay, I’m worried. You have to think about the economics of this all: they’re giving away their content, after all, and they already have one of the largest and most diverse catalogs in […]
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There are some movies you know you are never ever, ever going to watch. Nope, wouldn’t even consider it, not for a moment. And yet, I don’t know how it happens, but you end up just giving in and watching them anyway. Take City of Rott 2, for example. I first learned about this one […]
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This one was so frustrating. Not for the reasons you might expect though: after all, I had a fairly good idea of what to expect. I’d seen Drew Maxwell’s 2011 film Dark Nemesis, so I know this earlier film was going to be cheap and somewhat unpolished. I knew the creatures would be digital and […]
Read more "Carnivorous [Hell’s Labyrinth] (2007)"
They’re at it again. You’d think the aliens would have something better to do by now than invade the Earth, but I guess it must be a tempting prospect: after all, we have something every self-respecting alien race wants. Women. Lots of beautiful, genetically compatible females for them to breed with and produce a new […]
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