It Came from the Desert (2017)

The opening narration should give it away. I mean, this one was based on a video game that came out in the late Eighties, and actually starts with the opening narration from the game.  It has this awkward clunky style which may be meant to echo the sort of overblown and over-dramatic introductory speeches you’d […]

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The Endless (2017)

I have no idea what this film is. Is it science fiction?  A fantasy?  A Lovecraftian horror film?  A mystery?  A supernatural thriller?  A waking dream? I can’t tell you.  it could be any or all of them.  But whatever it is, you have to watch this one. Now.  Right away. This one is a […]

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Frankenstein Island (1981)

Some people just don’t know when to quit. Take Jerry Warren, for instance: He started out making low budget genre movies, but wasn’t very good at it.  He then moved to importing foreign genre films and adding additional scenes to them for the American market.  If anything, these were even worse than his own efforts. […]

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Seven Elements [Sem stikhiy] (1984)

What with one thing and another, I haven’t watched much Russian SF lately. I suppose it is because I’ve seen most of the better known examples and haven’t felt like watching some of the darker films like The Thirteenth Apostle or Konstantin Lopushansky‘s Russian Symphony.  But I got lured into watching this one because of its […]

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The Killer Shrews (1959)

It came as a mild surprise to me to learn that this one was made in the Fifties. I’d pictured it as a product of the wave of environmentally-themed nature run amuch films of the Seventies, like Night of the Lepus or Frogs.  Instead we have a black and white B-movie made with a B-movie […]

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