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Film Review: Barbarella (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “After an in-flight anti-gravity striptease (masked by the film’s opening titles), Barbarella, a 41st century astronaut, lands on the planet Lythion and sets out to find the evil Durand Durand in the city of Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Excessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an accomplished artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim … Continue reading

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Film Review: Voodoo Dawn (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: “A group of immigrant Haitian farm workers try to fight off an evil Haitian voodoo priest who tries to kill them and use their body parts to make up a zombie army.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: 1998 saw the release of a film called Voodoo Dawn (1998), starring Michael Madsen and Rosanna Arquette, a powerful tale of mysticism, revenge and cursed cash set in the swamps of Louisiana. Unfortunately this week’s film, which also happens … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blade Runner (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: “In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Ridley Scott has been more influential … Continue reading

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Film Review: Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969)

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SYNOPSIS: “A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth’s but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the other planet. After a disastrous crash-landing Ross awakes to learn that Kane lies near death and that they apparently have returned to Earth, as evidenced … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

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SYNOPSIS: “Based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. Guy Montag is a fireman who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants. People in this society including Montag’s wife are drugged into compliance and get their information from wall-length television … Continue reading

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Film Review: Planet Of The Apes (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a routine reconnaissance mission. But an abrupt detour through a space-time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “After conquering the oppressive humans in Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes, Caesar must now keep the peace among the humans and apes. Gorilla General Aldo views things differently, and tries to cause an ape civil war. In the meantime, other human survivors learn of the ape city, and decide they want to take back civilization for themselves, thus setting the stage of warring ape factions and humans.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Largely derided … Continue reading

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Film Review: Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: “Fourth feature in the simian series has apes domesticated and turned into work slaves in the near future. Along comes Ceasar, son of Cornelius and Zira who died in the third film, who leads his chimp brothers in rebellion against the human oppressors, thus creating the time loop that leads to the first film.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: The fourth film in the Planet Of The Apes (1968) series was entitled Conquest Of The Planet … Continue reading

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Film Review: Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “Cornelius and Zira, the simian ape couple from the first two ape films, flee from their doomed planet (after the events in Beneath The Planet Of The Apes) in the same spaceship used by Taylor in the first film, and travel back through the same space/time porthole and land on late 20th Century Earth where they are received with fascination and fear from the people they meet.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: With the planet flambĂ©ed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

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SYNOPSIS: “Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash-lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the forbidden zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans that fear the apes’ latest military movements and finds himself in the middle. Tension mounts to a climactic battle between ape and man deep in the bowels of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dressed To Kill (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: “While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Doctor Robert Elliott about her husband’s pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves his apartment, she finds … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: “John Klein is involved in a car accident with his wife, but while he is unharmed, his wife mentions a moth shaped creature appearing. After her death, John begins to investigate the secrets behind this mentioned Mothman. It takes him to a small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, where he discovers a connection with the same problem. Here he meets Connie Mills, whilst he continues to unravel the mystery of what the Mothman … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shock Corridor (1963)

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SYNOPSIS: “The ambitious journalist of the Daily Globe Johnny Barrett aims to win the Pulitzer Prize solving the murder of the inmate Slone, stabbed in the kitchen of a mental hospital with a butcher knife and witnessed by three insane interns. With the support of his boss and manager of the newspaper Swanson and the orientation of the psychiatrist Doctor Fong, Johnny simulates an incestuous situation with his stripper girlfriend Cathy, who is totally against … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bloodlust! (1961)

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SYNOPSIS: “A group of teenagers vacationing in the tropics take a boat out to a seemingly deserted island. They soon find, however, that the island is inhabited by a wealthy recluse and his staff. While their host is initially hospitable, he quickly reveals his true purpose: to hunt down and kill each of his visitors, as he has done with everyone unlucky enough to set foot on his island.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: You know, sometimes, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Demon Seed (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: “Scientist Alex Harris, doing research on artificial intelligence, is working on a special kind of computer. This computer grows more and more powerful and eventually rapes the scientist’s wife, Susan Harris.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Star Wars IV: A New Hope (1977) was really high fantasy, and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) was more concerned with spirituality, but one 1977 science fiction film that deserves to be called science fiction is Demon Seed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Moontrap (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: “During a routine flight, two veteran space shuttle pilots discover an alien artifact and bring it back to earth. It soon turns out to be an extraterrestrial war robot, which is able to recycle any biological or technical material for its own deadly use. The two astronauts are sent to the moon where NASA expects to uncover the mystery of the alien robot’s origin. They discover an ancient humanoid culture and battle the ultimate … Continue reading

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About Nigel Honeybone

Wee Willie"Nigel Honeybone's debut was as Hamlet's dead father, portraying him as a tall posh skeleton. This triumph was followed in Richard III, as the remains of a young prince which he interpreted as a tall posh skeleton. He began attracting starring roles. Henry VIII was scaled down to suit Honeybone's very personalised view of this famous king. Honeybone suggested that perhaps he really was quite skeletal, quite tall, and quite posh. MacBeth, Shylock and Othello followed, all played as tall, skeletal and posh, respectively. Considering his reputation for playing tall English skeletons, many believed that the real Honeybone inside to be something very different, like a squat hunchback perhaps. Interestingly enough, Honeybone did once play a squat hunchback, but it was as a tall posh skeleton. But he was propelled into the film world when, in Psycho (1960), he wore women's clothing for the very first time. The seed of an idea was planted and, after working with director Ed Wood for five years, he realised the unlimited possibilities of tall posh skeletons who dressed in women's clothing. He went on to wear women's clothing in thirteen major motion pictures, including the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Star Wars (1977), heartbreaking as the remains of Aunt Beru. With the onslaught of special effects came the demise of real actors in these sorts of roles. After modeling for CGI skeletons in Total Recall (1990) and Toys (1992), the only possible step forward for a tall posh skeleton was television, imparting his knowledge and expertise of the arts. As well as writing for the world's best genre news website HORROR NEWS, Nigel Honeybone is currently signed to star in a new series for television presenting the finest examples of B-grade horror. THE SCHLOCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is seen on Friday nights at 10.30pm on TVS Television Sydney, and where ever good Youtube downloads are available." (Fantales candy wrapper circa 2007)