A T-Rex dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha? Now there’s something you don’t see every day, Chauncey. My first encounter with this film came when I watched Adventure at the Center of the Earth. The genius professor shows his team a film demonstrating the horrors of the prehistoric world which just happens to be a series of familiar clips […]Read more "El bello durmiente [The Beautiful Dreamer] (1952)"
I am in the minority on this one. Ghost Source Zero has generally received rather poor reviews and I’ll admit you could list quite a catalog of flaws if you chose. But then, that’s true of a lot of low-budget and Independent films. However, this is a remarkably intelligent film, filled with all sorts of […]Read more "Ghost Source Zero (2017)"
I’m speechless. You never know, when you watch the latest Indie film, exactly what to expect. Even if you’ve read the canned plot summaries and seen a few stills and the poster. Every once in a while some incredible young filmmaker comes along and completely destroys your expectations, giving you the film you never would […]Read more "Norman (2020)"
I have to admit it makes my day when I open a new DVD and find inside a short full-color mini-comic book. Not only is it a fun little extra, but it suggests that someone put in some overtime creating extra layers of depth to its world. More than most SF films do, perhaps. This […]Read more "Sentinel 2099 SE (2018)"
“Realism is a form of hypocrisy. We are telling stories that take place in simulated worlds. Genre films like scifi, fantasy or horror are just more honest about that.” “I wanted to make A LIVING DOG not only because I love genre films and independent films but also because I admire silent movies and the […]Read more "A Living Dog (2019)"
Let’s see if we got this right: The zombie Apocalypse is caused by… Pumping water into the ground. Ummmmmmm… Right. Okay, it’s referred to as “POLAR FRACKING” (cue sinister organ chord) and is meant to be be scary. Really scary. Somehow it changed the Earth’s rotation. But ultimately that’s all fracking is: Pumping water into […]Read more "The Dead Don’t Die (2019)"
This is one of the great classics of Science Fiction film. Which doesn’t stop me from taking a moment for a purely personal note: This marks my Eight-Hundredth review since I published my first (Nothing But The Night) on January 28, 2016. It seemed a fantastic dream at the time and now it just seems […]Read more "It Came from Outer Space (1953)"
I suspect that the most notable thing about this film is that it was originally going to be put on a double bill with The Wolf Man. That, and the fact that it stars Lionel Atwill, in one of his last few roles before scandal drove him to Poverty Row, where, ironically, he made the […]Read more "The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)"