Film Review: One Dark Night (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum. REVIEW: At a quick glance, One Dark Night might be mistakenly lumped in with Phantasm (1979) as more evil funeral home fun. Given its general premise, it could also be assumed that this is another low budget slasher knock-off. Again, that would be a mistake. One Dark Night is truly one of those … Continue reading

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Film Review: Robinson Crusoe On Mars (1964)

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SYNOPSIS: “Commander Kit Draper and Colonel Dan McReady are orbiting Mars in an exploratory surveyor. A malfunction forces them to eject with only Draper and a monkey named Mona surviving. Draper must learn to survive in this hostile environment fighting thirst, hunger and even hostile aliens if he expects to see home again.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Genre filmmaker Byron Haskin is probably best remembered today for directing The War Of The Worlds (1953), one of … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits (original TV episodes part 1)

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“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. We control the horizontal, we control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control what you see and hear. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to…The Outer Limits.” This was the ultimate monster-of-the-week show. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Legends of the Superheroes (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: Heroes and villains of DC Comics square off in the two-part, live-action, made-for-TV (with a laugh track!) smackdowns of Legends of the Super Heroes. The Challenge: Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward of the live-action Batman TV series) lead The Flash, Green Lantern and more JLA members against The Riddler (Frank Gorshin reprising his TV role), Mordru, Weather Wizard and other Doom-dealers. The Legion’s ultimate gambit: trick the heroes into downing a … Continue reading

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