The Mind’s Eye (2015)

It came as a bit of a surprise that I actually liked this one. I didn’t think much of Joe Begos’ first film, Almost Human, about a man who is abducted by aliens then returns years later as something no longer human. It was meant as an homage to those old Eighties unstoppable killer films, […]

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God Told Me To (1976)

(aka Demon) This one is almost impossible to sum up. This is partly because any attempt is going to carry even the most circumspect summary into spoiler territory.  However, it is also because this is a film that starts in one place and then moves into stranger and stranger places which seem to have little […]

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Firestarter (1984)

There seem to have been a lot of telekinetics running around in the Eighties. Particularly if you start looking a little early, at Carrie, in 1976, and The Medusa Touch, The Fury and Patrick in 1978.  Scanners appeared in 1981, with a horde of sequels to follow, The Sender came out in 1982, and Tobe […]

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The Medusa Touch (1978)

“I have a “gift” for disaster“ This one has been pretty much ignored and it seems a shame. It is one of those very Seventies sorts of films, admittedly, with a lot of ranting about how awful everything is — although it also seems to put that ranting in a very poor light, perhaps even […]

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