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)"
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 […]Read more "Bite Me! (2004)"