Rattlers (1976)

Directed by John McCauley

Written by Jerry Golding, John McCauley

Run Time: 82 minutes

25 Words or Less:

Rattlesnakes get pissed off when the military dumps toxic waste on them.

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Stack FootagePlenty of stock footage from ancient nature reels, complete with defects in the emulsion; […]

Kronos (1957)

Directed by Kurt Neumann

Run Time: 78 minutes


Kronos is a little 50’s sci-fi treat that I somehow missed earlier in my misspent life. And since I thoroughly enjoyed it I’m going to feel a little guilty as I make fun of […]

The Day Time Ended (1980)

Directed by John "Bud" Cardos (Yes, John "Outlaw of Gor" Carlos…)

Run Time: 79 minutes


Grant: "Steve, you know what this is don’t you?…It’s a Time Space Warp!"

Steve: "I’m not sure I know exactly what that is."

Grant: "I don’t suppose anybody […]

Track of the Moon Beast (1976)

Directed by Richard Ashe

Written by Bill Finger and Charles Sinclaire

Tagline: The rising moon creates a monster

Run Time: 90 min

“There is an answer…and I think I know what it is…and it makes me sick to think about it!”- Johnny Longbow

Are you tired of run-of-the-mill werewolf movies? […]

The Swarm (1978)

Directed by Irwin Allen

Based on the novel by Arthur Herzog Jr., Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant

Tagline: “It’s more than a speculation – it’s a prediction!”

Run Time: 156 minute Director’s Cut (Yeah, baby! 2 and a half hours of cheese!)

“I never dreamed that it would turn out to […]

Robot Monster (1953)

Directed by Phil Tucker

Written by Wyott Ordung

Tagline: “Moon monsters launch attack against Earth! How can science meet the menace of astral assassins? New Science Fiction Thrills!”

Run Time: 66 min

“I cannot. Yet I must. How do you calculate that? At what point on the graph do ‘must’ […]

Outlaw of Gor (1989)

Directed by John "Bud" Cardos

Based on the "Gor" novels by John Norman

Run Time: 89 minutes

Other Titles: "Outlaw", "The Outlaw"

Cabot: "How much further?Hup: "I don’t know, a couple of hours, more or less…as the time flies.

The other day as I was sitting outside drinking a […]

Mesa of Lost Women (1953)

Directed by Ron Ormond

Written by Herbert Tevos

Tagline: "A race of deadly spider-women luring men to their death!"

Run Time: 70 min

Other titles: "Lost Women of Zarpa"

“In the continuing war for survival between man and the hexapods, only an utter fool would bet against the insect.”- […]

Megaforce (1982)

Directed by Hal Needham

Tagline: “When the force was with them, NO-ONE stood a chance!”

Run Time: 99 minutes

Megaforce is, I must admit, a guilty pleasure from my long lost past that I’m still able to enjoy as a jaded adult. (My other guilty pleasures from that era are now […]

The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Written and Directed by Ray Kellogg

Tagline: "Only Hell could breed such an enormous beast. Only God could destroy it!"

Run Time: 63 min

“This is the kind of movie where simple continuity between day and night proves to be a problem…”- James Kendrick , Q NETWORK FILM DESK Review

“And […]

The Brain From Planet Arous (1957)

Directed by Nathan Juran

Written by Ray Buffum

Run Time: 70 min

“I’ll be turning your simple little will off and on…like a key in a lock”- Gor

A popular topic in sci-fi films is, of course, intelligent, disembodied brains. As a result, there is a slew of "brain" movies […]

The Black Scorpion (1957)

Directed by Edward Ludwig

Written by Robert Blees

Tagline: "The management reserves the right to put up the lights any time the audience becomes too emotionally disturbed. We urge you not to panic or bolt from your seats."

Run Time: 88 min

“Me and Doc […]

The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Written and Directed by Coleman Francis

Tagline: "Commies made him an atomic mutant!"

Run Time: 54 min

Other titles: "The Violent Sun "

Coleman Francis’s "The Beast of Yucca Flats" is a stunning achievement in cinematic incoherency. It causes me to stop and ask myself: "What are […]