Blue Sunshine (1977)

(Honorable Mention) When you go out in search of the lost and forgotten treasures of Science Fiction cinema, you end up following a lot of strange byways and cul-de-sacs. What led me to this one was Jeff Lieberman, a director who made a few interesting films in the late Seventies and Eighties.  He has a […]

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Nightmare at Noon (1988)

Look, some films just can’t make up their minds what the heck they are. And perhaps the most clueless and misguided film made in the Eighties was Nightmare at Noon. You’ve got to love the opening, with a sinister white-clad figure with lots of glowing green hair — well, it’s actually white, but lit by […]

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Mulberry St (2006)

(Mild Spoilers Ahead) I was watching this one with an old friend, and the conversation went something like this: “I thought this was about rats.  It’s just zombies.” “No,” I corrected him, “they’re supposed to be rat mutants.” And, after a while, they pulled out the stops on the makeup and the creatures definitely did […]

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Space Detective (2017)

“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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The Alpha Incident (1978)

Three years after he released The Giant Spider Invasion, Wisconsin based filmmaker Bill Rebane created this interesting little film. It is an exercise in minimalism, with most of the movie focused on five characters in a tiny train station .  A strange microorganism brought back (secretly) from Mars accidentally gets loose among this tiny group of strangers, and they […]

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The Alien Dead (1980)

Don’t let the title fool you. There aren’t any aliens on display here.  This is routine zombie stuff, notable only for the presence of a totally unrecognizable Buster “Flash Gordon” Crabbe as the Sheriff, and the curious notion that the lumbering undead ate all the alligators in the swamp before starting on the locals. As […]

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