It’s called truth in labeling… This one came from someone called TFO Productions, but if you look back at their first production, Monster from Bikini Beach, you will learn that TFO stands for “Trash Film Orgy.” Which, yes, sums this one up nicely! A ragtag gang of space pirates stages a big space Casino heist. […]Read more "Planet of the Vampire Women (2011)"
Is there a woman in this thing who manages to keep her clothes on? It took me a moment to remember that one of the three hookers our evil alien takes back to his place does actually keep her top on, but you have to admit that it is a huge accomplishment. I suppose they […]Read more "Not of This Earth (1988)"
There is one thing about this film which makes no sense whatsoever. As strange as it may seem, Nicholas Meyer wrote the script for this film. Yes, that’s the same Nicholas Meyer who almost single-handedly saved the Star Trek Movie Franchise as the writer/director of The Wrath of Khan, who wrote the novel The Seven […]Read more "Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)"
This was Andrew Bellware’s first science fiction film. I’d long had the impression that Millennium Crisis was his first, but three years earlier, he made this cyberpunk detective story about a cop and his partner trying to find an important politician’s murderer in a dystopian future. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Bellware is one […]Read more "Pandora Machine (2004)"
(aka, Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror Planet of Horrors, Quest) This one was Roger Corman’s first attempt to make an Alien rip off. it would not be his last. But it is also one of the better ones. A hand-picked crew is sent on a rescue mission by the Master of their planet. A spaceship […]Read more "Galaxy of Terror (1981)"
This is one of those films where the trailer promises classic exploitation: monsters, sadism, and that requisite hint of sex. The reality is that the trailer includes almost everything that falls under those headings. This one was one of the many cheap horrors Filipino schlockmeister Eddie Romero made during the Seventies. It’s basically a combination […]Read more "The Twilight People (1972)"
“Welcome to the Garden of Eden. We play God here.” Roger Corman: he started in the Fifties, making crude but interesting SF and Horror films for next to nothing. In the Sixties, he moved into far more polished (and expensive) Gothic Horror films. In the Seventies, he moved away from directing, instead producing a wide […]Read more "Mutant [Forbidden World] (1982)"