(aka Bigfoot Among Us) This is a remarkable film. And perhaps what is even more remarkable is that it was made by the Polonia Brothers. For those of you who still haven’t encountered them, the Polonia Brothers started out as a pair of teen-aged Pennsylvania twins who became cult heroes with their silly gorefest SOV […]Read more "Among Us (2004)"
(aka Dinosaur Activity) You are cleaning out your storeroom at the University and you find a pile of film cans full of unused 16mm film stock. What do you do? Well, if you are Mark Polonia, you use them to make a movie about a guy who finds a stockpile of 16mm film stock and […]Read more "Monster Movie (2008)"
Don’t be fooled by the VOD listing on Vimeo with the 2019 date. This is vintage Polonia Brothers, from 2001. If you had any doubts about that, you need only note that one of the three leads is John Polonia, who died in 2009. In fact, this is a fairly remarkable film for them because […]Read more "Dweller [Alien Dweller] (2001)"
Uggghhh. I guess we can blame the internet for this one. In the early days, people uploaded almost anything to Youtube, including the sort of stuff that would only ever have shown on a local access channel. Of course, if you’d rather, you could blame the early days of VHS. Back then there was this […]Read more "The Toxic Slime Creature (1982)"
Triclops has what must be Brett Piper’s finest hour. Now, for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Brett is the last of the great stop-motion animators, a meticulous craftsman who creates some of the finest B-Movies anyone has made since the Fifties. And in Triclops, we get to see the titular beast — […]Read more "Triclops (2016)"
It’s a strange world. After all, there is our long history of encounters with Kaiju, those pesky giant monsters who have emerged from the Earth after disasters and nuclear war, or whom we’ve found while exploring other worlds. …And in case we had any trouble deciding just which strange world we’re supposed to be in, […]Read more "ZillaFoot (2019)"
Who says sequels can’t be better than the originals? Now, when I say that, a lot of people will naturally think of The Empire Strikes Back or The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2), but this time we’re talking about a film by… The Polonia Brothers. Okay, that’s strange. Almost as strange as their weird career, […]Read more "Revolt of the Empire of the Apes (2017)"
It is actually impressive to see so many of the Polonia Brothers‘ stock company of players in one movie. Of course, when I say “see” it’s a somewhat relative term as almost all of them are hidden behind ape masks. Or security guard masks. Heck, even Mark Polonia himself is hiding beneath one. In fact, […]Read more "Empire of the Apes (2013)"
There was a short film by Andy Kumpon some years ago called “Last Stop Station” which ends with an memorable final declaration: “This project was made for less than $1000 dollars, shot on video, and edited with scotch tape, so what’s your excuse;” It’s one of those statements I think about a lot, particularly when […]Read more "Razorteeth (2005)"
This is a remarkable and unexpected film. Unfortunately, those of you who need constant stimulation are going to hate it. What we see on our screen is four separate screens, with a time clock running at the top. These screens each represent a security camera at a bank, and the action takes place across all […]Read more "Alien Surveillance (2018)"