Tag Archives: Sci-Fi
What is it that determines whether a film is deserving of a re-mastered re-release? Plenty of companies gain the rights to cult classics that fans long for in mighty Blu-ray HD quality or even 4k, more recently. While others seem to waste time on movies that don’t have any business living past their VHS-only existence. Where does the recent release of Paul Golding’s Pulse fall on this spectrum of horror gems? Read on and find out.
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When I first started writing film reviews, I did it for pure enjoyment. I’d write about the acting performances, the special effects, and any other element that appeared on the surface of all films I was watching. Now, almost four years later, I’ve found myself using a more critical eye to try to turn films that I don’t necessarily enjoy into something that still presents some enjoyable traits. Sure, I still look at things like the actors and effects, but [...]
I’ve seen some of the most vile and disgusting things in horror films. Decapitations, severed limbs, and even sex with the dead don’t make me cringe. Nope, leave that to spiders. That’s right. Not just any spiders, though. I’m talking the about gigantic alien spiders in Tibor Takacs’ Spiders 3D.
Twenty years after a Soviet satellite is shot into space, it breaches the Earth’s atmosphere and comes crashing through, landing right in the center of Manhattan’s railway system. The [...]
Queen Crab Review
As much as I love watching horror films that are supposed to suck you in and get you enveloped in the events that are unfolding on screen, sometimes it’s more fun to just sit back and watch a silly flick. I don’t want to have to think all the time, so a movie that you can watch while ‘shutting off your brain’ is always a good thing. That is exactly what you get with Brett Piper’s sci-fi flick, Queen Crab [...]
The Giant Spider Review
The cheesy sci-fi flicks of the 50’s hold a special place in many of the older generations’ hearts. Unfortunately, the younger generations don’t seem to appreciate them nearly as much as they should. I have always felt I was born a decade or two late. Thus, I have a great love for the vintage films.
The art of selling your films with gimmicks and theater tricks has long since been gone; Horror films rely on slick poster art and big [...]
I’d imagine that the only genre that is more difficult to make an independent film in than horror is science fiction, especially those that are set in outer space. There are many ways to mask things in horror films, covering the fact that not a lot of money has gone into a particular production. With sci-fi, I feel as though things have to be a bit more precise. The effects have to look impressive and the setting has to feel [...]
Time Lapse Review
I’m usually pretty hesitant when it comes to watching films about time travel. I’d like to think of myself as a rather intelligent person, but if you miss one little detail in a film of this nature, it can throw everything off, leaving you lost the entire time. I do, however, watch them from time to time and I do my best when trying to pick up on little hints and clues throughout, in order to stay focused. The most [...]
Strange Blood Review
By now, you all know that there are certain studios that I support 100%. Every release that XLrator Media puts out, whether under their Macabre label or otherwise, I get excited about. Like a few other letdowns recently, however, the latest XLrator release is kind of a disappointment. While it had some shining moments, Chad Michael Ward’s Strange Blood was lackluster overall.
Dr. Henry Moorehouse is on the verge of finding a cure for all known illnesses, ranging from the [...]