Right. So this werewolf escapes from… Okay, okay, he isn’t a werewolf. This guy who turns into a wolf escapes from a prison somewhere in the future, so he can rescue his son from the clutches of the people who killed his wife, took away his son, and carried out all sorts of experiments on […]
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I’ve ignored this one for years because it it isn’t what it is supposed to be. Well, at least if you judge it by its title. Now my previous attitude wasn’t entirely unfair: after all, that title is borrowed from Bert I. Gordon’s 1958 cheapie about teenagers, a cave and a giant spider. Which is […]
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I should know better by now. I mean, I keep getting lured into these things. Yes, I know most Sci Fi (or Syfy) Channel movies are dreck. But there are a few of them — not many, mind you — which are halfway decent. So I keep finding myself watching the things, because of this […]
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It’s perfectly obvious. You want to create a perfect soldier, right? One with extra strength, sharper senses, night vision, and who would be nearly impossible to kill? It’s simple really: Turn him into a werewolf. What could possibly go wrong? Obviously, the people who made Project: Metalbeast didn’t think it would cause enough complications, so […]
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I am a little amused to note that by 1942, Boris Karloff’s run of mad scientist films was already ripe for a bit of mockery. Self mockery, at that. His character in The Boogie Man Will Get You could easily be seen as a distillation of all those mad scientists he’d played: the kindly, genial and […]
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A young man wakes from a nightmare about masked men murdering everyone in his office to find everyone dead. When he calls his emergency number, a team of assassins try to kill him. His wife doesn’t know him, his friends all seem to be working for whoever is trying to get him, and his bullet […]
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When I saw the trailer, I knew I had to see this one. It had to be the most insane mish-mash of science fiction tropes I have seen since…well, since the last Hong Kong science fiction movie. In fact, more than anything else, this one reminds me of Future X Cops, which hits many of […]
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“The following transmission has been translated into local Terran dialect. Some visual distortion may occur” I have no idea what in the world Antonio Llapur and Matt Sjafiroeddin were smoking when they created Space Detective. I just hope someone buys them more of it – and soon. I find myself at a loss what in […]
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