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Film Review: Laserblast (1978) – Review #2

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young man walking through the desert encounters a pendant and oversized lasergun that gives him the power to destroy. REVIEW: Michael Rae’s Laserblast (1978) is one of the most enjoyable and best “worst” movies I’ve ever seen. Long a staple of 16mm syndicated television airings on independent channels it’s a ridiculously delightful slice of Southern …

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TV Review: Planet Of The Apes The Series (1974)

Rate This Movie Pierre Boulle‘s novel Monkey Planet was given the big-budget wide-screen Hollywood treatment as Planet Of The Apes (1968), and its only virtues are the result of money spent. The final script by Rod Serling and Michael Wilson – about Earth astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) who crash-lands on a planet ruled by tyrannical talking apes, only to …

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Film Review: Laserblast (1978)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transform him into a grotesque killer. REVIEW: Laserblast alluded me for many years. This sci-fi horror film of 1978 believe it or not was on the cusp of cutting edge. Or so I thought. I distinctly remember seeing the advert when it arrived thinking, this “might be” very cool …

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 003 – The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Haunted Houses are a tough genre to film. They can easily come off hokey or silly. There are some classics though, Haunting, The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist. But many are overlooked and forgotten. One such film is The Legend of Hell House from director John Hough featuring Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill and Gayle Hunnicutt. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten are joined by award winning …

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Film Review: Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “Fourth feature in the simian series has apes domesticated and turned into work slaves in the near future. Along comes Ceasar, son of Cornelius and Zira who died in the third film, who leads his chimp brothers in rebellion against the human oppressors, thus creating the time loop that leads to the first film.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: …

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