“Look! Jellyfish!” “There’s more of them!” “They’re all over!” “They’re attacking!” I think this must be the single most absurd dialogue sequence I’ve heard in any film. Even if the “attacking” jellyfish didn’t look like floating bits of brightly colored junk, this would sound silly. But when we’re talking not jellyfish, but Portuguese Man O’Wars? […]Read more "Sting of Death (1965)"
This is one of the most important films in Christopher Mihm‘s Mihmiverse: The second one. Yes, we know making one movie, even the most inept and second-rate effort, is very hard –and it is even harder when we’re talking a film as accomplished and well-made as Mihm’s The Monster of Phantom Lake. But what really separates the men […]Read more "It Came from Another World! (2007)"
This one isn’t what it seems to be. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t somewhat familiar territory: yet another haunted house movie with a one-word title. This one is about a young, apparently widowed mother with two kids whose already difficult lives are complicated by a series of increasingly frightening events. Something — or some […]Read more "The Diabolical (2015)"
Disaster strikes the downtown of a major city. There is an explosion, a fireball, and a sudden stream of panicked news reports. Was it an act of terrorism? Was it a meteor crashing to Earth? Or was it something else, something far more frightening?. Chad (Jez Bonham) is very drunk — and very angry. He […]Read more "Desolate (2013)"
The realities of Roger Corman: This one is a cheap retread of Roger Corman’s 1982 Mutant (aka, Forbidden World), which was itself one of his first cheap retreads of Alien. One can point to other instances where he remade his own films (for example, his Naked Paradise script got recycled as Beast From Haunted Cave, Creature from the […]Read more "Dead Space (1991)"
Right. You see, there is this old movie studio which is about to get torn down. You know, the one that everyone knows is haunted? But it is really one of those places where time and space can suddenly connect (you know, like the Bermuda Triangle, only…different), so those trapped inside are left in a […]Read more "Timesweep (1987)"
This was one of the selections from this year’s Sci Fi London Convention. Now as I’ve noted before, many of the most interesting Indie films have shown there including such impressive efforts as Resolution, Yesterday Last Year, Avalon, and Nydenion. So it is generally a good sign if a film becomes one of their official selections. Now, […]Read more "Precognition [App for Life] (2018)"