(aka Blood Type: Blue, UFO Blue Christmas, The Blue Stigma) This one really isn’t what it appears to be. After all, when one hears about a Toho film about Flying Saucers, one more or less assumes that it’s going to be one of their many special effects laden Tokusatsu films. Even the knowledge that it’s […]Read more "Burû Kurisumasu [Blue Christmas] (1978)"
After a while, one gets used to the somewhat odd nature of many of these Forties Universal Horror films. After all, by the time this one came out, we’d had such oddities as an ape turned into a girl, a lion taming movie turned into a horror film, a private eye mystery film turned into […]Read more "The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946)"
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 […]Read more "Night Monster (1942)"
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. […]Read more "Castle of Evil (1966)"
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 […]Read more "Snowbeast (1977)"
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 […]Read more "Uninvited (1988)"
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 […]Read more "Pandora Machine (2004)"