The Man with Nine Lives (1940)

In 1940, Boris Karloff was still riding on the fame he got from his series of great Universal Horror films, and was hard at work making movies.  It was one of the busiest — and most successful — periods of his career. Mixed in with all the other projects, he made an impressive number of […]

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Flesh Feast (1970)

Well, I wasn’t ready for that. Look, I’m sure most of you have seen a few really low-budget films along the way.  After all, when it comes to science fiction, there are a lot of them out there. And if you’ve seen a few of these films from the Sixties and Seventies then Flesh Feast […]

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Red Snow (1952)

Honorable Mention (mostly) Before I get started here, I need to say a few words about Janne Waas. Janne is perhaps the single best online Science Fiction film critic working today.  Perhaps the best in any media for that matter. He’s trying to write about every major (and minor) science fiction film out there on […]

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The Lake (1998)

If you asked me what The Lake reminds me of more than anything else, my first thought would be a certain Science Fiction film from 1956. However, after a moment’s consideration, I would instead say the sort of serious TV drama NBC was making back in the Nineties. After all, we have the tough, talented […]

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Monkey Shines (1988)

(aka Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear) If there’s one thing we need to learn from this film, it is that jealous monkeys are bad news. Looking at Monkey Shines, I find that it seems to have hit almost every horror movie trope of the Eighties.  We have our serial killer, our dream scenes, the […]

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Patrick (1978)

I was somewhat amused to note that IMDB lists this one as a “romance” (as well as Horror and SF):  After all, we’re talking about a comatose patient who has developed impressive telekinetic powers, thanks to his current state, and is using them to harass anyone who gets too close to the nurse he has […]

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