This year’s Fantasia Fest is shaping up to be another fantastic display of genre cinema from around the world.
Howard Silk works for the United Nations. In a single day, everything he knows about where he works, and the world, is turned upside down.
One of the strangest films of the ’70s, and of Larry Cohen’s, GOD TOLD ME TO strikes at belief, faith, & Christianity.
At the Summerland facility, David Haller receives help from Ptonomy Wallace & Melanie Bird, trying to unlock his memories & in turn his amazing powers.
The Mind’s Eye. 2016. Directed & Written by Joe Begos. Starring Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos, Larry Fessenden, Noah Segan, Matt Mercer, Michael A. LoCicero, Jeremy Gardner, Patrick M. Walsh, Brian Morvant, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, & Chuck Doherty. Channel 83 Films/Site B. Not Rated. 87 minutes. Action/Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★ Not sure howContinue reading “The Mind’s Eye is Bloody Old-Fashioned Fun”
Alien. 1979. Directed by Ridley Scott. Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon; story by O’Bannon & Ronald Shusett. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo, & Helen Horton. Brandywine Productions/Twentieth Century-Fox Productions. Rated R. 117 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★★ I’m not even a huge science fiction fan.Continue reading “Ridley Scott’s Alien: Gorgeously Horrific Isolation”
Foxtel’s The Kettering Incident Episode 3: “The Search” Directed by Steve Krawitz Written by Cate Shortland * For a review of Episode 2, “The Lights” – click here * For a review of Episode 4, “The Mill” – click here Out among the forest surrounding Kettering, moths float about, and at home Dr. Anna MacyContinue reading “The Kettering Incident – Episode 3: “The Search””
John Carpenter’s The Thing. 1982. Directed by John Carpenter. Screenplay by Bill Lancaster, from a story by John W. Campbell Jr. Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, and Donald Moffat. Universal Pictures/Turman-Foster Company. Rated R. 109 minutes. Horror/Science Fiction ★★★★★ It’s hardContinue reading “Isolated Paranoia: John Carpenter’s The Thing”
Halloween III: Season of the Witch. 1982. Directed & Written by Tommy Lee Wallace. Starring Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy, Michael Currie, Ralph Strait, Jadeen Barbor, Brad Schacter, Garn Stephens, Nancy Kyes, Jonathan Terry, Al Berry, Wendy Wessberg, Essex Smith, Maidie Norman, John MacBride, and Loyd Catlett. Dino De Laurentiis Company/Universal Pictures. Rated R.Continue reading “Halloween III: Season of the Witch – Better Than Remembered”
Event Horizon. 1997. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Screenplay by Philip Eisner. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, and Sean Pertwee. Golar Productions/Impact Pictures/Paramount Pictures. Rated R. 96 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★ There are some excellent horror films which take place in space. For instance, I’dContinue reading “Horrific Revelations in Space: Paul W.S. Anderson’s Event Horizon”
Area 51. 2015. Directed by Oren Peli. Screenplay by Christopher Denham & Oren Peli. Starring Reid Warner, Darrin Bragg, Ben Rovner, Jelena Nik, Roy Abramsohn, Frank Novak, and Glenn Campbell. Aramid Entertainment Fund/Blumhouse Productions/IM Global/Incentive Filmed Entertainment/Room 101. Rated R. 91 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller ★★ Right back to the supposed McPherson Tape, later given a bigger budgetContinue reading “Area 51: Oren Peli’s Extraterrestrial Blunder”
Closer to God. 2014. Directed and Written by Billy Senese. Starring Jeremy Childs, Shelean Newman, Shannon Hoppe, David Alford, and Isaac Disney. LC Pictures. Unrated. 81 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller. ★★★ Usually I keep my ear out and head up for any new horror films that sound different, or for whatever reason pique my interest. Closer to GodContinue reading “CLOSER TO GOD and the Ethics of Science”