The Mummy Theme Park (2000)

Wow. This is one of the strangest and most eccentric films I’ve ever seen.  It boggles the mind with its sheer weirdness and its odd sense of style.  I know it doesn’t get a lot of love from critics or the audience reviews, but there is something about this film that is so unique, so […]

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Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

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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The Angry Red Planet (1959)

It’s funny how things work. I didn’t think much of this one the first time I saw it, liked it the second time, and this time around… Well, I guess I find myself on the fence. Now I’ll admit one does not expect a lot from any film from the team of producer Sidney Pink […]

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Zhan shen [War God] (1976)

(aka Da zai nan, Hong Kong Calamity, The Big Calamity, Guan Gong da zhan wai xing ren, Kuan Yu Battles with the Aliens, and probably a lot more I’ve missed) There are some films so insane that you can’t NOT watch them. War God is just about the Platonic ideal of unmissable insane films. After […]

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Redline (2009)

“A film that defies all logic!” It would be tempting to describe Redline as a throwback, but it isn’t as if anyone ever made a film like it before.  Not ever. An eight-year labor of love, Redline is entirely hand drawn.  No CGI.  Not anywhere. Which is rare enough in our day and age, but Redline also features lots and […]

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Zeiram [Zeiramu] (1991)

Keita Amemiya has directed some of the strangest films that have come out of Japan.  Which is saying quite a bit. Zeiram is one of his best, although Cyber Ninja is by far the most totally insane film he made (the walking battle pagodas alone set it in a batty realm all its own). On the […]

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