Radius (2017)

Okay, let’s face it, this one is barely science fiction. Not that that changes the fact that it uses its rather curious premise to build a very solid drama, where the hidden secrets of the characters are, ultimately, far more important than the strange circumstances afflicting them. Liam wakes up after a car crash with […]

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Freaks (2018)

Somehow, this one managed to fly under my radar. That’s unusual for an Indy film which has earned more that its share of critical praise. Not that I’m complaining: I’m always happy when a film like this comes out of nowhere and whacks me over the head. And what a strange and remarkable film this […]

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Proteus (1995)

This is basically the cheap Nineties direct to video version of John Carpenter’s The Thing. Well, one of them. It starts a little differently, at least:  a group of losers trying to carry off a heroin deal accidentally blow up their own boat and end up stranded on a deep sea oil platform.  Only it’s […]

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The Fly (1986)

As strange as it may seem, there are a few Classic science fiction films I have not seen. This was one of them. Blame it on that final gruesome scene, a fragment of which I saw on cable TV while someone was flicking around the dial.  Or blame it on the disturbing storyline, which I […]

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Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

It sounds so familiar: A young woman, swept off her feet by an older man, arrives at her fairy tale castle of an ultra-modern house.  Everything in it is hers, even the money in the safe — but there is one room where she is not allowed to go. But, of course, she looks.  And finds something […]

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Island Zero (2018)

We’ve got one of those all time classic set ups:  a tiny island off the Maine coast suddenly finds itself cut off from the rest of the world:  the ferry doesn’t show up, they can’t reach anyone on the radio and the phones aren’t working. And, of course, as this is your standard model horror […]

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