The War of the Robots (1978)

Written and Directed by Alfonso Brescia Run Time: 99 minutes Tagline: Hostile Alien Cyborgs in a Battle for the Universe War of the Robots is another of my guilty pleasures created by one of my favorit Italian Gods of Schlock: Alfonso Brescia (aka, Al Bradly, director of Supermen vs the Amazons (1975), Cosmos: War of [...]

The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)

Directed and Written by Dave Borthwick Run Time: 60 min There are very few movies that I find haunting, even moving. The kind of movie that I just can’t get out of my head after seeing it. This is one of them. "The Secret Adventures of TomThumb" is a short, poignant, and disturbing film. It [...]

Robot Holocaust (1986)

Written and Directed by Tim Kincaid Tagline: “It’s machine vs. man in the ultimate battle for the future!” Run Time: 79 min I just want you to know that I came back from vacation yesterday and here I am writing about an absolutely terrible movie called Robot Holocaust…what the hell is wrong with me? The [...]

Monster A-Go Go (1965)

Written and Directed by Bill Rebane / Herschell Gordon Lewis Tagline: “An Anstronaut Went Up — ‘Guess What’ Came Down!” Run Time: 69 min Other titles: "Terror at Halfday" What do you get when renowned B-movie schlock-meister Bill Rebane (Director of The Giant Spider Invasion) runs out of money half-way through a movie, and a [...]

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies!!? (1964)

Directed by Ray Dennis Steckler Tagline: "SEE: the dancing girls of the carnival murdered by the incredible night creatures of the midway! SEE: the hunchback of the midway fight a duel of death with the mixed up zombies! SEE: the world’s first monster musical!" Run Time: 82 min Other Titles: "Diabolical Dr. Voodoo", "The Incredibly [...]

Class of Nuke’Em High (1986)

Directed by Richard Haines and Michael Herz Tagline: “It rotted their bodies. It corrupted their minds. And that’s the good news.” Run Time: 85 minutes Don’t get me wrong: I love Troma films. I’ll never forget those late nights as a high-school student sitting up and watching The Toxic Avenger, Redneck Zombies, and Plutonium Baby…and [...]

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 the absolute minimum requirements in order to call [...]

Starcrash (1978)

Directed by Luigi Cozzi Tagline: “The ultimate inter-galactic adventure” Run Time: 92 minutes NUTSHELL A bizarre Italian "homage" to Star Wars that leaves you feeling that you were just run over by a bus. But your life will be the better for it. Starcrash is one of many Italian "Spaghetti Star Wars" of the late [...]