Posts Tagged "sci-fi"

Murderlust (1986)

Intervision Picture Corp. is an interesting company. Somehow tagentially related to the well regarded Severin Films, Intervision picks up all the obscure detritus hiding under rocks. They’ve released such films as the low-fi Canadian head scratcher Things, the equally lo-fi Canadian gem Phobe,  the early German gorefest Burning Moon, final film from Bruno Mattel Zombies: […]

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Counter Clockwise (2016)

Artsploitation is a unique label. They deal exclusively with unknown or little known directors. They scour the globe looking for unique cinema that is equal parts art house and exploitation (hence the title). Their most recent release, Counter Clockwise fits the bill nicely and works with their previous releases. Counter Clockwise is about a man […]

Cinema Somnambulist (2016)

My appreciation for Richard Glenn Schmidt’s work has been clear on this site. I have reviewed his zine, Fang of Joy (and have appeared within it’s pages most recently), and his first book Giallo Meltdown. Cinema Somnambulist (a title I struggle to say) is his latest cinema related published work and of course I have […]

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Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments (1994)

Thank goodness for Intervision. Specializing in off the wall and low budget films from around the globe they have unleashed not one but two fantastically terrible movies. Their first home run bad movie hit was Things. Phobe is their second. I hadn’t even heard of this slice of home grown Canadian Sci-fi silliness until they […]

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Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)

When I was a kid growing up, the Killer Tomatoes were a part of pop culture knowledge. Every now and then there would be a reference on a sitcom or a clip seen from the original film floating around T.V. land. The original film played on tv every now and then but sadly I never […]

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A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series, 2d ed (2010)

I don’t remember the first Godzilla movie i ever watched. I feel like it must have been at a time in my life before solid memories were formed. I’m sure i first saw one of the films as a very young child on TV. He became a part of my DNA. I have always known […]

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The Dinosaur Filmography (2002)

When I was a kid dinosaurs loomed large in my imagination. I loved anything with the giants in them. Godzilla was a favorite, of course, and I was always on the lookout for other dino related movies. They were a gateway into the world of horror, a world that I’m now very well versed in. […]

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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau

I was a kid when the ’96 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau came out. I was excited. Here was a creepy looking flick with awesome monsters in it and Val Kilmer. It looked scary but not too scary so I would be able to go see it. My mom was excited too. We […]

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VHS Video Cover Art (2015)

Film hounds in their 30’s on up fondly remember a time when we could casual walk the halls of various video stores and grab an armload of flicks to watch over a long weekend or a vacation. The basis for those grabs were often based on the absolutely lurid and fantastic cover art. The lower […]

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Video Spinegrinder (2015)

I watch a lot of movies. On a year basis I watch over 500 films. By most people’s standards, that’s a lotta films. Honestly I’m often embarrassed when asked how many films I watch in a year. Sometimes it even depresses me a bit when i start to add up the hours and realize what […]