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Film Review: The Fly (1986)

SYNOPSIS: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. REVIEW: “Be Afraid. Be very afraid” So went the tagline to director David Cronenberg’s “The Fly”, more a re-imagining than a remake of the original 1958 shocker. I remember seeing the posters for this film all over back …

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Film Review: Vampires (1986)

SYNOPSIS: The students at a private art school are unaware that the school’s headmistress is secretly using a machine to extract the life energy from young girls there. REVIEW: It takes effort for a movie to be completely and utterly forgettable. It has to be bad enough that the audience has no vested interest in what happens, but it can’t …

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Film Review: The Phantom of Regular Size (short film) (1986)

SYNOPSIS: A man gradually transforms into a robotic, metal-encrusted monster. REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! And I’m really excited about this one. Today we have Futsû saizu no kaijin (The Phantom of Regular Size), a film from 1986 written and directed by Shin’ya Tsukamoto. Some of you out there may recognize the director’s name. That’s because he also directed a …

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Film Review: Necropolis (1986)

  SYNOPSIS: Reincarnated “Satanic Witch” from New Amsterdam, circa 1600’s comes back to revive her cult members by sucking the life force out of people. REVIEW: Today’s dive into B-movie mania is a little film called Necropolis.It was executive produced by Charles Dance, a man who’s managed to make a name for himself in schlock cinema through his Empire Pictures …

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Film Review: Deadtime Stories (1986)

SYNOPSIS: a babysitting uncle spins a trio of twisted bedtime stories freely adapted from the Brother’s Grimm. REVIEW Fairy tales have always been great source material for low budget filmmakers, primarily because the stories are public domain (AKA free), have built-in marquee value and the films can be distributed to a less discerning audience of children. During the sixties and …

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