Once again I find myself enjoying a film that a lot of people absolutely hated. To put this in perspective, I saw it within a day or two of seeing Venom — which I also enjoyed. In my review for Predator 2 I pointed out how much of the Predator mythology came from the second film — and […]Read more "The Predator (2018)"
(aka The Incredible Invasion) I’ve mentioned before that “Firsts” tend to be disappointing. In fact, their greatest virtue is generally that they are a first. But, sadly, “Lasts” are nearly always painful, and not just because they are the last. All too often, directors, writers and actors fall out of fashion or find it harder […]Read more "Alien Terror [Invasión siniestra] (1971)"
I think I understand now why so many people have not liked Venom. You see, the movie has a terrible secret: It isn’t a Superhero film. Yeah, we know it is from the whole Marvel Studios/Marvel Comics empire, and yeah, Venom is one of their comic book characters. But this still isn’t a comic book […]Read more "Venom (2018)"
(aka Enemy from Space) This is one of the lost treasures of the Fifties SF boom. I suppose it doesn’t help that the original Quatermass serials never played in the United States, or that the most successful and highly regarded film in the series, Quatermass and the Pit (renamed Five Million Years to Earth in […]Read more "Quatermass 2 (1957)"
(Spoilers ahead!) The strangest thing about Universal’s horror output during the Forties is that they somehow managed to make one of their classics, The Wolf Man. The rest of their offerings seem mixed, at best, with a few truly strange offerings, like turning a Clyde Beatty animal training movie into a horror film (or any […]Read more "The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)"
Strange things start happening around an atomic research center on a US Air Force base in Canada. Before you know it, there are grisly and mysterious deaths they can’t seem to stop — and which seem to be the work of invisible creatures… This one has the strange distinction of being a British film, pretending […]Read more "Fiend Without a Face (1958)"
Vibrations. You see, all matter is nothing but vibrations. Modern Science has told us that. But they weren’t the first ones to learn this. Oh, no! So, if you can learn the ancient science of the yogis — and yes, it was a science — then you can take matter apart and move it around […]Read more "Night Monster (1942)"