Night Monster (1942)

Vibrations. You see, all matter is nothing but vibrations.  Modern Science has told us that.  But they weren’t the first ones to learn this.  Oh, no!  So, if you can learn the ancient science of the yogis — and yes, it was a science — then you can take matter apart and move it around […]

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Castle of Evil (1966)

This one is strange. The basic description looks very familiar:  a millionaire’s friends and associates gather on a secluded island for the reading of his will.  They have to stay overnight in the Castle to find out what they’ve won, but someone — or something — is trying to kill them off one by one. […]

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Snowbeast (1977)

I wanted to see this film for a very long time. Admittedly, my interest waned a bit in more recent years, and I found it some time ago, but hadn’t watched it, thanks to the mostly negative reviews. But, no matter how poor the reviews, it was still written by Joe Stefano, a great screenwriter […]

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Uninvited (1988)

You aren’t too far into this film before you see the most interesting part. Don’t worry, though, you’ll see it again.  Quite a few times. A small detour on the subject of medical science, however:  as our scientists (mainstream variety) study one of the cats they’ve been doing genetic research on, they think the odd […]

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Pandora Machine (2004)

This was Andrew Bellware’s first science fiction film. I’d long had the impression that Millennium Crisis was his first, but three years earlier, he made this cyberpunk detective story about a cop and his partner trying to find an important politician’s murderer in a dystopian future. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Bellware is one […]

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Death Warmed Up (1984)

( aka, Death Warmed Over) This one has the uneasy distinction of being the first horror film from New Zealand.  Unfortunately, it suffers from the problem that so many firsts suffer from:  the best thing about them is that they are a first. Dr. Howell has a dream:  he wants to end death.  Permanently.  And […]

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Golem (1980)

Ah, what a marvelously strange film! Polish director Piotr Szulkin made four strange and surreal political allegories disguised as Science Fiction back in the Eighties, of which Golem was the first. It tells the story of an artificial man, who doesn’t realize that he isn’t really who he thinks he is.  He’s been copied from one […]

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