Hell Target [Heru Tageto] (1987)

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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Stinger (2005)

Some of these movies you can sum up with a single phrase: Giant scorpions on a sub. Mind you, we’re not talking a Snakes on a Plane rip-off.  It’s more of an Aliens rip-off. A sub is lost under mysterious circumstances, the usual team of Marines in sent in to clean up the mess, and […]

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Them! (1954)

I’d almost forgotten. I’ll admit it’s been a long time since I last saw Them!, but you think I’d have remembered. But then, it seems to be something that happens with the great classics — even if it is just an incredible classic of the Fifties genre of giant monster movies: We keep forgetting just […]

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Max Cloud (2020)

(aka, The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud) And once again, we have someone getting sucked into a videogame. I’m not exactly grumbling here: after all, even though this is one of those tropes which goes all the way back to the Eighties and Tron, and which, in one form or another, has shown up in […]

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Maggots (2017)

There are times when the phrase “practical effects” hardly seems adequate. Take Maggots, one of the lowest budgeted films I’ve ever seen with Fred Olen Ray’s name on it (as producer, not director): there is a practical monster, and we see a lot of it. The only problem is that it is a hand puppet […]

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