Film Review: Time After Time (1979)

SYNOPSIS: “It’s 1893 London. Futurist H.G. Wells believes that the future holds a Utopian society. He also believes in time travel. He has just built a time machine which he is displaying to a group of skeptical friends, including surgeon Doctor John Leslie Stevenson. Unbeknown to Wells or anyone else among that circle, Stevenson is better known to the public as Jack The Ripper. Just as the police are about to capture Stevenson, he uses … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tron (1982)

SYNOPSIS: “Kevin Flynn is a former employee of the software corporation Encom, now running an arcade. Flynn has been trying to hack into Encom’s mainframe computer to find evidence that Encom’s senior executive Ed Dillinger stole four video games he created. But Dillinger’s supercomputer Master Control Program foils Flynn’s efforts and dictates and controls most of the computer systems. One night, Flynn’s former girlfriend Lora and her boyfriend, ace computer programmer Alan Bradley helps Flynn … Continue reading

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Film Review: Waxwork (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Come one, come all to the mysterious waxwork museum that’s come to town! A special showing will be taking place at midnight tonight and you are invited! Just remember, you can step inside the hall of horrors but can you pay the price…? REVIEW: A crazy mash-up of quite a few horror classics linked together by a story that puts them all under one roof, Director Anthony Hickox hits a solid double with “Waxwork“. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Evil Clergyman (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1987 Charles Band directed Pulse Pounders, an anthology film comprised of three 30 minute sequels to the biggest hits of Empire Pictures: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Evil Clergyman, a Trancers sequel, and a sequel to The Dungeonmaster. Pulse Pounders was shot and edited in 1988 before circumstances prevented it from being released. In addition the original 35mm negative for the 3 episodes has never been found. For the last 25 years, fans have been … Continue reading

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Film Review: In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: John Trent (Sam Neil), an insurance investigator, embarks on a case to track down popular missing horror writer Sutter Kane (Jurgen Prochnow). Trent is true sceptic but slowly he has no choice but to believe what is really happening – that himself and all he sees in the world around him are being written by Kane. REVIEW: Director / creator John Carpenter is known for many great contributions to the horror genre. While I … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Company of Wolves (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: Multiple takes on the wolf / werewolf mythos are explained to a young teenage girl by her grandmother. REVIEW: The Company of Wolves (1984) Written by: Neil Jordan, Angela Carter Directed by Neil Jordan Starring: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner Best Line: “Never stray from the path, never eat a wind-fall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet.” The Company of Wolves is a stylized film from the 80s that focuses … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: In a fantastical 40’s where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome. REVIEW: Does anyone remember this film? If you are a big H. P. Lovecraft fan, then this one has been on the radar for quite some time. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) is one of those legacy films left over from the VHS era that has yet to make the move to DVD (Not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Time Bandits (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: “A young boy’s wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through time from Napoleonic times to the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, to the time of Legends and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness where they confront Evil.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: British television comedy received a good shot in … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Omen (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist. REVIEW: Directed by Richard Donner, from the beginning frames of The Omen, it is clear that this film is diabolically demonic with a clearly biblical singing choir based soundtrack capable of creating chills. As if that wasn’t enough to imply the film’s tone, during the opening credits, a standing male toddler surrounded by a dark evil red background, is … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks (TV series)

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While it’s feasible that there’s the odd person over thirty years of age out there that didn’t see the Twin Peaks series when it was first televised in 1990, it’s unlikely that they are unaware of the cultural run-off from the groundbreaking show. Catchphrases like “She’s dead – wrapped in plastic” and “Who killed Laura Palmer?” adorned T-shirts, fans held coffee-and-doughnut parties, and large sections of the world went quiet for an hour every week. … 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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