Oh, wow. This is an insanely great little film. Why in the world haven’t I heard of this one before? Somehow it manages to combine the Y2K “virus,” Frankenstein level mad science, brain downloads, and the digital end of the world (in the year 2000) with… Eight bit videogames? It’s also a bit hard to […]
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One of the films I’ve watched which I have never reviewed on this site is Shin’ya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Nor am I likely to, any time soon. You see, it is a film which is so inherently strange and inexplicable that any attempt to explain it is going to be difficult, if not […]
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I’ve been looking for this one for a while. Back in 2011, Jeff Waltrowski released an interesting microbudgeted faux-Thirties film called It Came from Yesterday which riffed on the old adventure serials. Jeff himself starred as Professor Jack Cranston, genius inventor and the head of the crime-fighting Electric Club, which was a sort of cross […]
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The Killer Robots are back! For those of you coming in late, they have been playing and recording music for a long time, wearing these impressive home-crafted robot suits in a style best described as “Retro-junk.” If you really aren’t sure what that means, look at the big wire shoulder ornaments on Strobo (Samuel Williams)’s […]
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Look, let’s be honest. This is one of the so-called “Zen Movies” Donald G. Jackson and his star and co-writer (if that phrase has any real meaning here) Scott Shaw made together. They are called Zen movies because they had no script. Yep, no script. Nada. Nothing. They started with some general idea what the […]
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(Literal title: The Golden Grain) What would you get if you combined Star Wars with The Princess Bride? I don’t know, but it wouldn’t be Fantastic Games. Not even if you threw in a bit of The Neverending Story. Or switched out Star Wars for its extravagantly silly Italian rip-off, Starcrash (1978). Although you would […]
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(aka, LA BESTIAS NO SE MIRAN AL ESPEJO, BEASTS DON’T LOOK AT THEMSELVES IN A MIRROR) Out on the fringes of the film world lurk a few strange little films whose very survival is almost as hard to explain as the fact that they even exist in the first place. This is one of them. […]
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What is an Elp, you ask? Apparently, it’s some sort of local variant on the bigfoot, notable for its long claws, ferocious disposition and big feet. What’s worse, a recent series of murders in Farcical County looks suspiciously like the work of their local cryptid, and the new mayor calls in a small team of […]
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Some films leave you stuck forever with an image you know you will never get out of your brain. In Terrifying T-Rex, that moment comes fairly early in the film, when the enormously, ummmmm, “Body Positive” star of the film suddenly strips off her clothes and takes a shower. Revealing several acres of bare, flabby […]
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I’ll confess that I am of two minds about Stuart Gordon. Now he started out with a few great films, like the first Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Robot Jox, only to sort of wither away into doing TV movies and foreign productions long after his name lost whatever luster it once had. Curiously, that seemed to […]
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