Film Review: Tomb Of Ligeia (1964)

SYNOPSIS: “Erudite recluse Verden Fell is struck by a meeting with lady Rowena, daughter of country lord Trevanion, who reminds him of his late wife Ligeia, both being somehow associated with a black cat and the wild fox the lord loves hunting. They fall in love, marry and resolve he leave the ruined abbey where he buried Ligeia. However Rowena’s devoted gentleman friend Christopher Gough discovers it cannot be sold as Ligeia was never declared … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Raven (1963)

SYNOPSIS: “The magician Doctor Erasmus Craven, who chooses not belong to the Brotherhood Of Magicians, grieves the loss of his beloved wife Lenore and lives in a castle with his daughter Estelle. One day, a raven knocks on his window and Craven learns that the bird is actually the magician Doctor Adolphus Bedlo who was turned into a raven after challenging the powerful magician Doctor Scarabus who was an enemy of his father. Craven makes … Continue reading

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Film Review: X The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (1963)

SYNOPSIS: “Doctor James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user to see beyond the normal realm of our sight (ultraviolet rays etc.) it also gives the user the power to see through objects. Xavier tests this drug on himself, when his funding is cut off. As he continues to test the drug on himself, Xavier begins to see, not … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1960)

SYNOPSIS: “After a long journey, Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick’s senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Brain Eaters (1958)

SYNOPSIS: “Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, Senator Walter Powers discovers that parasites from the center of the earth have infiltrated the town, taking control of the authorities and workers, making communication with the outside world impossible, and leaving the responsibility of stopping the invasion up to Powers and a small group … Continue reading

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Film Review: Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

SYNOPSIS: “The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817 Switzerland where he finds Doctor Victor Frankenstein and his contemporaries.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: If there’s one person for whom ‘Living Legend’ is applicable in the department of genre films, it must be my old friend Roger Corman. … Continue reading

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Our First Look At SHARKTOPUS VS. MERMANTULA

You know you’ve been waiting for it and the time is here. I have for you our first look at SHARKTOPUS VS. MERMANTULA. Coming to us from the legendary Roger Corman and starring Casper Van Dien and Catherine Oxenberg this one sounds just to way of over the top to be missed. No release date yet but with the hype around SHARKNADO still going strong I have a feeling we’ll be seeing this sooner than … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fantastic Four (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called the Fantastic Four. They then fight their arch-enemy Dr. Doom REVIEW: Produced under the wing of B-movie maven Roger Corman, 1994’s “The Fantastic Four” attempt would fulfill the realization of seeing the team come to life for the first time in this TV … Continue reading

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Film Review: Not Of This Earth (1957)

SYNOPSIS: “An alien agent from the distant planet Davanna is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: For more than half a century, my old friend Roger Corman has been somewhat of a maverick in the film industry. He’s been a writer, a director, a producer, a distributor and … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Terminator (1984)

SYNOPSIS: “A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector – Kyle Reese – also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg?” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: After seeing Star Wars … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fantastic Planet (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “La Planète Sauvage, also known as Fantastic Planet, is a surrealist story based on the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Set on a far distant world, human beings or ‘Oms’ have been domesticated by the gigantic Draags. Wild Oms however are a problem and are exterminated by the dozen. One domesticated om named Terr is able to escape his masters with a headset that puts information directly into the brain. Armed now with the Draags … Continue reading

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Film Review: Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A behind the scenes look at the exploitation movement of cinema in the Philippines throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. REVIEW: Directed By: Mark Hartley Starring: Carmen Argenziano, Allan Arkush, John Ashley, Judith Brown, Steve Carver, Roger Corman, Gerardo De Leon, Eddie Garcia, Pam Grier, Sid Haig Ever secretly wondered about all of those campy, drive inn classics yet were too bashful to ask? Find yourself indulged in the guilty pleasure of monster movie madness, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beast From Haunted Cave (1959)

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SYNOPSIS: “A group of gold thieves pull off a heist and flee into the snowy wilderness, only to be pursued by a horrible spider-like monster.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: I have for your enlightenment a message film from the Corman Brothers, with the grammatically challenging title of Beast From Haunted Cave (1959). Made in 1959, its message is Crime Does Not Pay. Not the most original of messages and one that, in our bizarre through-the-looking-glass world, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Howling (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: “There is a serial killer on the loose, Karen White is the only reporter he communicates with. After a near fatal encounter with him at an adult video store, she is ordered to take a vacation. Eddie was killed by Police, but Karen doesn’t want to let it go and discovers that he came from a tiny community in the woods and that’s where she decides to vacation with husband Bill. Big mistake, because … Continue reading

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Film Review: Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Tromatized is a portrait of legendary and eccentric director/writer/producer Lloyd Kaufman and his film company Troma, Inc., an independent New York-based production house that has specialized in Z-films for over 35 years. It presents the creation of the Toxic Avenger, Kaufman’s unique cinematic vision and his approach at the film world. REVIEW: If you’re reading this website, you’re probably familiar with the name Lloyd Kaufman. As his common screen credit attributes, he is the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood. REVIEW: If your a fan of cinema, horror, and quirky B-grade films, then the name “Roger Corman” should be plenty familiar. His credits deem quite impressive with 100’s of films to his directing name. You would think that life is one continual production and film set for the man who’s cost effective prolific nature seems without end. The … Continue reading

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Behold the trailer for CAMEL SPIDERS

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I know what you’re thinking. What the hell is a CAMEL SPIDER? Right? Lucky for you I am here with at trailer so you will soon know everything you would ever need to know. This one looks like a SYFY channel special if I’ve ever seen one. March 27th is the release date on this one. It’s gonna be a spider killing good time! During a routine desert patrol, an U.S. Military unit head by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Caged Heat (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: “A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception to a skit performed by the girls and takes punitive steps, aided by the sadistic doctor who is doing illegal electroshock experiments and raping drugged prisoners. After a while the prisoners put away their petty differences and plan the Big Prison Escape.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Caged Heat (1974), also known as Renegade Girls, could be easily … Continue reading

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Film Review: Galaxy of Terror (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: SciFi suspense thriller in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations. REVIEW: As we all know by now, Roger Corman helped to launch the career of pretty much everyone in Hollywood. I couldn’t tell you how many films he has produced or how many of them I have actually seen but his output during the 70’s and early 80’s is what I have most enjoyed. Up … Continue reading

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Film Review: Produce Your Own Damn Movie! (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: In the same vein as “Make Your Own Damn Movie”, Lloyd is back again to give you more insight into the filmmaking world by showing you how to produce your own damn movie! Learn all you need to know about being a producer through this informative documentary. REVIEW: Lloyd Kaufman is back again with more hours of footage, all to the benefit of…… showing the world how its done. His humor and personal character … Continue reading

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Film Review: Targets (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Peter Bogdanovich’s debut feature is a thinly disguised account of ex-marine Charles Whitman, who, after murdering his mother and his wife, armed himself with a number of rifles and handguns and on a sunny 1966 Texas morning, began a shooting spree that killed fourteen people and wounded thirty-two people. Bogdanovich’s version tells two stories concurrently, about an aging horror-film star who feels that his type of movie monster has become passĂ©, and the other … Continue reading

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