I’ve been looking for this one for a long time. Robert Holmes was one of the greatest — if not the greatest — writer who worked on Doctor Who. He was script editor during the classic Phillip Hinchcliffe era and wrote some of the series best episodes, including Carnival of Monsters, Pyramids of Mars, The […]Read more "The Nightmare Man (1981)"
The Asylum is one of those names which is instantly familiar to those of us who’ve spent far too much time in video stores. Their specialty is what are known as “Mockbusters,” movies which are more or less similar to current or upcoming hit movies and which usually feature roughly similar artwork to the real […]Read more "Monster (2008)"
Maybe I was just in a good mood. Maybe this time I’d found a much better print. Or perhaps it was because it was a day when I really needed a Fifties-style Sci Fi film, –even one made in 1962. At any rate, I enjoyed The Day Mars Invaded Earth this time around. When I first saw […]Read more "The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1962)"
As I’ve noted before, it is very hard to review a truly great film. Bad films? Why the review almost writes itself. You have so many things that really bugged you about them that the hardest thing is stopping. The average film isn’t much more difficult, as they provide lots of both good and bad […]Read more "Summer Wars [Samâ uôzu] (2009)"
This one wasn’t what I expected. Jack Chaney is back and he’s looking for his wife. He left without explanation years ago and never tried to get in touch. But now he has a visa to the new colonies on other worlds. It’s his only chance to escape from the decay which has set in […]Read more "After We Leave (2019)"
We’ve got one of those all time classic set ups: a tiny island off the Maine coast suddenly finds itself cut off from the rest of the world: the ferry doesn’t show up, they can’t reach anyone on the radio and the phones aren’t working. And, of course, as this is your standard model horror […]Read more "Island Zero (2018)"
“Realism is a form of hypocrisy. We are telling stories that take place in simulated worlds. Genre films like scifi, fantasy or horror are just more honest about that.” “I wanted to make A LIVING DOG not only because I love genre films and independent films but also because I admire silent movies and the […]Read more "A Living Dog (2019)"
All right, I admit it. Yeah, I know I”m not supposed to, but… I rather like this film. This sort of thing does happen once in a while. It isn’t like I’m saying it’s good, either. In fact, it’s kinda dumb. Even silly, in places. In a big, full of trippy Science Fiction details, sort […]Read more "Doom (2005)"