When you watch an Indie film, you never quite know what to expect. Case in point: Destroyer of Worlds, a film which ran at this year’s Miami Sci Fi convention. When Samual Dawes, its director and co-writer sent me a screener, he asked me to keep in mind its low budget and that his crew […]Read more "Destroyer of Worlds (2018)"
Look, there are some things that bother you so much that you have to say them right out: There is one thing no hard core special forces officer will do. Not ever. It’s a question of discipline and morale. Commissioned officers do NOT enter into sexual relationships with enlisted men in their chain of command. […]Read more "Alien Uprising (2008)"
There is an endearing, if slightly scruffy, charm to the films Roger Corman produced back in the Fifties. This one was actually produced by his brother Gene, who also provided the story. Roger’s generally listed in film guides as a producer although, as with Gene’s Beast from Haunted Cave, he remains unlisted in the credits. […]Read more "Night of the Blood Beast (1958)"
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)"