Il disco volante [The Flying Saucer] 1964

When someone says “a science fiction film produced by Dino De Laurentiis,” I’m sure none of the images that come into your mind look anything like Il Disco Volante. I suppose that’s not an entire surprise as it would be four years before he would make Danger: Diabolik and Barbarella, and eighteen before Flash Gordon. […]

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Laboratory (1983)

When you have spent as much time as I have in chasing down lesser-known science fiction films (because I’ve seen nearly all the good ones) one starts developing a bit of affection for certain of the purveyors of “bad” films because there is something about their work that distinguishes it and makes it fascinating and […]

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Foxfur (2012)

Look, there are some films which aren’t for everyone — And there are a few which are only for a few weirdos, oddballs, fanboys and movie reviewers. That is the sort of film Damon Packard has been making over the course of his odd independent film career, and Foxfur is no exception. It’s hard even […]

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UFO: Target Earth (1974)

You have to remember that the Seventies were the decade of the UFO documentary. I suppose one minght point out that it was also the age of the Bigfoot documentary, The Noah’s Ark documentary and even the TV show equivalent of all these, In Search Of… It’s not too hard to see why they proliferated […]

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Starship Invasions (1977)

This one has long been one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Now, as I’ve pointed out before, the true guilty pleasure film is not the terrible film we laugh at and enjoy because it is so awful.  It is a film which we know is not a great film — or perhaps even a good […]

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Resolution (2012)

Honorable Mention This is one of those films that attracted a lot of attention on the Indie circuit, yet never really got the wider audience it deserved. It’s good enough — and so closely linked to another film they made — that it gets a mention here, even if it seems unlikely that it is […]

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