Look, don’t try to figure this one out. I’m not sure you can. It has so many strange and inexplicable things going on, so many odd details, so much that is left either unexplained or over-explained. But then, you expect that when you watch one of Al Passeri’s films. I’ve now watched and reviewed all […]
Read more "Psychovision (2003)"
You probably have never heard of Professor Shanku. However, in his native India, the famed Bengali director, Satyajit Ray, was not merely known for his movies, but for the many short stories he wrote. This included a lot of children’s stories, including the series starring the private detective, Feluda, and a series of science fiction […]
Read more "Professor Shanku O El Dorado [Professor Shanku and El Dorado] (2019)"
There is a reaction I keep having to so many of Stephen King’s stories: … Now that looks familiar. I suppose I get the same reaction from many of Dean R. Koonz’s books as well. If you read a lot of pulp fiction and seen even more “B” sci fi and horror (as King certainly […]
Read more "The Tommyknockers (1993)"
And once again, I need to point out that this film has nothing whatsoever to do with the 1955 Roger Corman film of the same name. Other than its name that is. I’ve written about this at greater length elsewhere, but The Day the World Ended was part of a series of movies Stan Winston […]
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Ah, yes, the mixed reaction. I’ve ended up watching several of Drew Maxwell’s ultra-low budget films lately. I was reasonably impressed by his Dark Nemesis (2011), and went in search of his other films. I was mildly surprised to learn that he also directed a film I’d already watched, the mostly okay but unmemorable Guardians, […]
Read more "The Sleeper (2007)"
(Literal translation: Opening Fire. aka, Jungle of Death, En busca del astronauta Maya. Literal translation: In Search of the Mayan Astronaut) I suppose it doesn’t help that I could only find a singularly bad rip of this rare Mexican film that actually had any sort of subtitles. And those were auto-translated auto-subs. But I still […]
Read more "Abriendo fuego (1985)"
There are moments when the movie you are watching seems to eerily predict future events. Consider Abigail: here we have a Russian film released in 2019, set in an alternate, locked-in world, where everyone goes in terror of a mysterious disease which shows no symptoms in the infected. Not in its earliest stage, at least. […]
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A TV series from New Zealand was shown in the United States? And only two years after it ran back home? I suppose stranger things have happened. Of course, at the time, Nickleodeon was still in its earliest stages, and desperate for low priced children’s shows to present. One of their offerings was The Third […]
Read more "Under the Mountain (1981)"
(aka, The Silence of Dr. Evans) This is one of those science fiction films which seems quintessentially a Seventies movie. Which seems rather odd when you remember that it was made in the Soviet Union, in the Seventies. Now I’ll admit this is because many of their films — like The Star Inspector [Zvyozdny inspektor […]
Read more "Molchaniye doktora Ivensa [Dr. Iven’s Silence] (1974)"
(Honorable Mention. Probably) Isaac Ezban has, in the course of his very short career to date, shown himself to be one of the stranger new directors out there. This was his first film. I’ve reviewed the other two he made, the strange and Twilight Zone-ish Los Parecidos, with its strange goings on in a tiny […]
Read more "El incidente [The Incident] (2014)"