Video Wars (1983)

The things I get myself into… Okay, anytime you try some long-lost film, you know the odds.  Most films made by someone you never heard of, in a city without a major film industry are going to be terrible, or worse.  We know that. And, yes, M. Night Shyamalan managed to do his best work […]

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The Halfway House (2004)

Hoo Boy. Some of these films, I tell you… Now I suppose it’s worth noting that this one was directed by Kenneth J. Hall, a long-time special effects guy who worked on a lot of movies, including Critters but is also remembered for directing a rip-off of The Wasp Woman for Fred Olen Ray called […]

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Sky (1975)

Look, it’s a question of time and place. When a mysterious boy who seems to be from the future or another reality appears suddenly in England’s West Country and says he is looking for a mysterious intersection of all the lines of power called “the Juganet,” I instantly guessed what it was.  After all, I’ve […]

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The Dunwich Horror (1970)

[Warning: Spoilers Ahead] They should have called this one “Rosmary’s Yog Sothoth.” The Dunwich Horror was actually AIP’s third H.P. Lovecraft adaptation in seven years.  Mind you, Roger Corman was hoping to start a Lovecraft series of films — as he had with Edgar Allen Poe — when he made The Haunted Palace, based on […]

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Not of This World (1991)

As far as I can figure out, Not of This World was produced for Syndication by Paramount, a few years before the earliest version of UPN.  At the time they were busy syndicating shows to their various affiliates, which leads me to suspect this one might have run in late night or Saturday non-Prime Time […]

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Galaxina (1980)

Galaxina has a reputation as one of the worst films out there. There’s something in that, but perhaps it isn’t entirely fair. After all, the film looks remarkably good for a low-budget 1980s science fiction film, with a dramatic space police ship with very organic lines, whose interior is strange, sparse, and filled with the […]

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