Some people just don’t know when to quit. Take Jerry Warren, for instance: He started out making low budget genre movies, but wasn’t very good at it. He then moved to importing foreign genre films and adding additional scenes to them for the American market. If anything, these were even worse than his own efforts. […]Read more "Frankenstein Island (1981)"
Andrew Bellware is one of those directors who intrigues me. I’m not saying he’s a great director, or that he’s made any incredibly great films. No, all I’m willing to say at this point is that he’s made several massively cheap SF films which are strange enough and have so many ideas that they stand […]Read more "Millennium Crisis (2007)"
(aka, Cage of Doom) This is your basic, low-budget, black-and-white, late Fifties B-Movie Sci-Fi horror film from AIP. And not, I should add, one of the better ones made by Roger Corman, Edward L. Cahn, or Bert I. Gordon. Like a lot of these AIP films, it’s pretty much only known from its appearance on […]Read more "Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)"
Antonio Margheriti never got the sort of reputation Mario Bava and some of his fellow Italian directors of the Sixties and Seventies have acquired. Nor does it seem all that likely that anyone is going to “rediscover” him any time soon, either under his own name or his usual Anthony M. Dawson pseudonym. You see, while he […]Read more "Alien from the Deep [Alien degli abissi] (1989)"
It’s always strange when you run into someone in the “wrong” place. In this case, it’s the writer/director, Scott Dikkers. He’s the cartoonist responsible for the very strange and low-key cult comic strip, Jim’s Journal, which once appeared in College papers all over the country, and the editor (and chief writer) of the humorous news […]Read more "Spaceman (1997)"
You’ll note that this one is not entitled “Alien: Covenant“. At least, you’ll notice it if you don’t grab it off the shelf at the video store in too big a hurry and miss the big-budget film you actually wanted. This one is yet another Asylum Mockbuster. It doesn’t bear much resemblance to the film […]Read more "Alien Convergence (2017)"
This one has been compared to District 9, although I suspect that is because both were made in South Africa, and that there is, admittedly, a similarly gritty quality to both films (although, in many respects, it reminds me a bit more of Skyline). A soldier wakes up in a jail cell, with no memory […]Read more "Revolt (2017)"