Film Review: Tales From the Crypt (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: Five people get lost in a crypt and meet up with a strange crypt keeper who tells them stories of how they died. REVIEW: Holy Jeebus, I haven’t seen this film since I was a kid. Based on the classic “Tales from the Crypt” and “The Vault of Horror” comics from EC, written by Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, and Johnny Craig, this 1972 classic horror is sheer cheesy goodness. This is, as one would … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dragonslayer (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: “A King has made a pact with a dragon where he sacrifices virgins to it, and the dragon leaves his kingdom alone. An old wizard and his keen young apprentice volunteer to kill the dragon and attempt to save the next virgin in line – the King’s own daughter.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Sword & Sorcery is a label that is often applied to stories of heroic fantasy, usually set in archaic worlds in which … 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: Things To Come (1936)

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SYNOPSIS: “A global war begins in 1940. This war drags out over many decades until most of the people still alive (mostly those born after the war started) do not even know who started it or why. Nothing is being manufactured at all any more and society has broken down into primitive localized communities. In 1966 a great plague wipes out most of what people are left but small numbers still survive. One day a … Continue reading

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