Killdozer (1974)

Written by Theodore Sturgen, Ed MacKillop

Directed by Jerry London

Run Time: 73 minutes

Any movie involving killer construction equipment must open in outer space, naturally, and this movie is no exception. It just makes sense, right? Scary music plays while a blue styrofoam asteroid hurtles towards Earth. Again, it just […]

Pulgasari (1985)

Written by Kim Se Ryun

Directed by Shin Sang-ok

Produced by Kim Jong-il

Run Time: 76 minutes

 

PUGASARI INVADES BROOKLYN!

I recently plucked up my courage, gathered my travel papers, and left Manhattan for Brooklyn, located on fabled Long Island, which lies just off America’s […]

Octaman (1971)

Written and Directed by Harry Essex

Run Time: 76 minutes

25 Words or Less:

Sequences of boring talky scenes interspersed with a pissed off octopus-man flailing at people with flaccid rubber tentacles.

The Cast

Dr. Rick Torres (Kerwin Mathews)Dr. Torres, convinced that atomic tests are the cause of […]

Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)

Written and Directed by Damian Lee

In a nutshell: Middle-aged actors portray Cyborg cops from the planet Sardacian fighting over the Anti-Life Equation.

Run Time: 90 minutes

Classic Quote:

Father So what makes you think you can locate my 4-by-4?

Abraxas My box has VD.

Mother What?!

Abraxas VD: Vibrational Detection.

[…]

Phantom from Space (1953)

Directed by W. Lee Wilder

Written by William Raynor, Myles Wilder

In a nutshell: A radioactive alien menaces Santa Monica…but oh, it’s invisible, so don’t get too excited.

Run Time: 73 minutes

Tagline: “His secret power menaced the world!”

Classic Quote:

Dr. Wyatt : My theory is that […]

The Sacrifice (1986)

Written & Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Alexander – Erland Josephson

Adelaide – Susan Fleetwood

Otto – Allan Edwall

Victor – Sven Wollter

Maria – Guorun Gisladottir

PROLOGUE

I’m about to do something very, very bad. So bad, in fact, it may be blasphemous. I’m about […]

Machine Head (2000)

Directed by Leonard Murphy, Michael Patrick

Written by Leonard Murphy, Michael Patrick

In a nutshell: An amusing mixture of Re-animator and small engine repair.

Run Time: 80 minutes

Tagline: “Recycling has a whole new meaning!”

Here comes yet another item from the infamous "Catacomb of Creepshows" boxed set…marketed […]

Sean reports on Godzilla from the field!

Late last night my morse-code receiver started beeping like crazy so I dashed up and decoded his hurried message:

The Return of the King

Knowing I planned to see the new Godzilla on opening weekend, Dennis asked me for some impressions – and here they are: Wow! Hollywood finally got it right. This is […]

Godzilla (1998)

Directed by Roland Emmerich

Written by Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin

Run Time: 132 minutes

Tagline: “1998. The year of GODZILLA!”

Like most Godzilla fans, I remember the 1998 Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich (D&E) version with loathing. So enraged was I after sitting through the damn thing in the theater […]

The X from Outer Space (1967)

Other Titles: (Giant Space Monster: Guilala

(宇宙大怪獣:ギララ)

Director: Kazui Nihonmatsu

Producer: Wataru Nakajima

Screenplay:

   Eibi Motomochi

   Moriyoshi Ishida

   Kazui Nihonmatsu

SFX: Hiroshi Ikeda

Art Direction: Shigemori Shigeta

Music: Taku Izumi

CAST:

   Toshiya Wazaki – Captain Sano

   Peggy Neal – Lisa

   Itoko Harada – Michiko

   Eiji Okada – Dr. Kato

   Franz Gruber – […]

Godzilla Trailer Review by Sean Ledden

Godzilla Official Trailer Review

By Sean Ledden

The 2nd trailer for the new Godzilla is out, and I’m officially psyched! Here’s why:

No Odious Comic Relief

It was clear from the teaser trailer, but amplified here, that we will go back to the super serious mood of the 1954 original. Gone is the “light-hearted […]

Sharknado (2013)

Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante

Written by Thunder Levin

Run Time: 86 minutes

Tagline: “Enough Said!”

25 Words or Less:

If you like sharks, and you like tornados, then you’re gonna love this movie.

 

Open with immediate action…a huge water funnel sliding across the open […]

The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Written and Directed by William Sachs

Run Time: 84 minutes

25 Words or Less: A murderous, melting mutant astronaut named Steve.

Wrap Up:

Open in deep space where stalwart astronaut Steve West and his sacrificial crew cruise past the planet Saturn. Note that the FX team uses Apollo […]

Midnight Movie Massacre (1988)

Directed by Mark Stock

Run Time: 85 minutes

Other Titles: ATTACK FROM MARS

PRODUCTION CREDITS: A.K.A. The Perp Walk

Screenplay by: Roger Branit, John Chadwell, David Houston, Wade Williams

Produced by: Wade Williams

Directed by: Mark Stock

CAST:

Robert Clarke

Ann Robinson

And a sorry group […]

Kottentail (2007)

Written and Directed by Tony Urban

Run Time: 90 minutes

25 Words or Less:

Mutant rabbit bites man. Man mutates and attacks scantily clad women. Dennis laughs.

The Cast

FredericoCould a rabbit this cute be the source of so much mayhem? Why sure, because he’s genetically mutated! Hans […]

Things (1989)

Written by Barry J. Gillis and Andrew Jordan

Directed by Andrew Jordan

Run Time: 83 minutes

25 Words or Less:

You’ll never be the same after "Things". Canada’s first direct-to-video horror movie!

Classic Lines:

"I’ve lived with the dead in New York City, but this is […]

Dollman vs. the Demonic Toys (1993)

Directed by Charles Band

Written by Charles Band, Jackson Barr

Run Time: 72 minutes

25 Words or Less:

Diminutive alien cop hooks up with hot nurse to battle toys from Hell!

The Cast

Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson)Only 12-inches tall, but with an galactic-sized attitude, interstellar cop Brick […]

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Directed by Robert Hiltzik

Written by Robert Hiltzik

Run Time: 88 minutes

A Monster Shack Video Bite

Yes, I stumbled upon some old slasher flicks from the 80’s, which is my personal favorite decade for movies of all types…so be expecting to see more reviews from that bygone […]

Frankenfish (2004)

Directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé

Written by Simon Barrett, Scott Clevenger

Run Time: 84 minutes

In 25 Words or Less:

Mutant fish invade our precious swamps and eat rednecks.

The Cast

Sam Rivers (Tory Kittles)Sam, the suave city-slicker M.E. who’s a country boy at heart, and […]

Megalodon (2002)

Directed by Pat Corbitt

Written by Gary Tunnicliffe, Stanley Isaacs

Run Time: 75 minutes

25 Words or Less:

Evil oil drillers wake up a giant, crabby prehistoric shark.

Hi Lites

Cute reporterShe’s cute. She’s a reporter. Let’s just leave it at that. CGIAcceptable CGI in the film, but […]