It’s amazing how many films which arrived amid paeans of praise have since vanished. It is even more remarkable that some of them debuted at the elite Cannes Film Festival and have since been long forgotten. But there have been a few, and what’s more, a few from Cannes’ glory days during the French New […]Read more "Manden der tænkte ting [The Man Who Thought Life] (1969)"
This is a remarkably good Troma film. Which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. You’ve probably guessed what it’s about from the title: giant bugs However, we get off to a very slow start with one of the worst exposition and flashback laden sequences ever, as the representative of the company which needs to dispose of […]Read more "Bugged (1997)"
Like Father like son? Not necessarily, but David Cronenberg’s son Brandon does seem to have a fair amount of talent himself. Yes, I know when we think of the sons of superstar movie makers going into the family business, we do tend to think of Patrick Wayne or (*shudder*) Jaden Smith, but the truth is […]Read more "Possessor (2020)"
I’ve been looking for this one for a long time. Robert Holmes was one of the greatest — if not the greatest — writer who worked on Doctor Who. He was script editor during the classic Phillip Hinchcliffe era and wrote some of the series best episodes, including Carnival of Monsters, Pyramids of Mars, The […]Read more "The Nightmare Man (1981)"
It’s always a pleasant surprise when someone locates some forgotten but interesting little film and makes it available once again. In this case, Garagehouse Pictures turned up this minor gem, an independent film directed by a young man who would become a special effects expert, which no one noticed during its brief UK theatrical run […]Read more "Foes (1977)"
A dark night, an empty cemetery, a raven perched on an open grave, a sinister cloaked figure, a deformed assistant carrying away the body… The police are hard at work, seeking a murderer who can disguise himself as almost anyone, who targets the strongest and most powerful of men — and has performed delicate and […]Read more "Ladrón de cadáveres [The Body Snatcher](1957)"
(aka Tomb of the Living Dead, Grave Desires, The Revenge of Doctor X) Some of you may note that the last name on that list looks rather…familiar. That is because, when the Ed Wood-penned Akuma no niwa (aka Venus Flytrap) was released on video, it came out as a double feature with its credits removed and the […]Read more "Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)"
I am in the minority on this one. Ghost Source Zero has generally received rather poor reviews and I’ll admit you could list quite a catalog of flaws if you chose. But then, that’s true of a lot of low-budget and Independent films. However, this is a remarkably intelligent film, filled with all sorts of […]Read more "Ghost Source Zero (2017)"
(aka Escape 2000, Blood Camp Thatcher) Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Running Man is a copy of this film. Now we all know it didn’t have too much to do with the novel by “Richard Bachman” (aka Stephen King) as the plot, characters and settings are so different. Nor is it really all that close to Robert […]Read more "Turkey Shoot (1982)"
The Seventies were a great era for TV movies. But I think I’ve mentioned that before. A family is off on vacation in the mountains, exploring a cave, when a mysterious flash fills the sky. The Father and his two children seem unaffected, but their guide dies not long afterwards and his body quickly turns […]Read more "Where Have All the People Gone? (1974)"