(aka, Terror in Space) This is one of the most incredibly stylish SF films ever made. We have a brooding, shadowy spaceship, full of strange angles and odd spaces, some of them large enough to leave its crew dwarfed within them. And this isn’t the aliens’ ship: this is the one our protagonists show up […]Read more "Planet of the Vampires [Terrore nello spazio] (1965)"
I’m not quite sure what to make of this one. The first half hour or so more or less makes sense — and is actually reasonably well done for a very low budget film. At the eve of the millennium, a mysterious blonde woman and her daughter flee the mysterious group of commandos who are […]Read more "Alien Blood (1999)"
Andrew Bellware is one of those directors who intrigues me. I’m not saying he’s a great director, or that he’s made any incredibly great films. No, all I’m willing to say at this point is that he’s made several massively cheap SF films which are strange enough and have so many ideas that they stand […]Read more "Millennium Crisis (2007)"
Is alternate history actually Science Fiction? For that matter, is any movie featuring vampires SF, even if it offers us a genetic explanation for the condition? Whatever the case, Perfect Creature offers us a dark and elegant vision of a world where a genetic mutation led to the birth of an evolutionary improvement on the human race. […]Read more "Perfect Creature (2006)"
It shouldn’t work as well as it does. Not with its heady mix of what would seem incompatible elements: space stations, vampires and a stage coach; science fiction, gothic horror and even a Western. And yet, there it is, one of the finer examples of the art of Japanese animation, a dark action film with […]Read more "Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)"