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David Cronenberg Existentially Evolves with Crimes of the Future

Per Matt It’s been far too long since David Cronenberg graced us with his big-screen vision. In fact, I can’t remember the last movie I’ve seen from the filmmaker (although Cronenberg World from Rick and Morty immediately comes to mind)…. Continue Reading →

Claude Rains Brings Gravitas to Battle of the Worlds

Per Matt In 1961, a little-known low-budget sci-fi film from Italy (Il Pianeta Degli Uomini Spenti) was released as Battle of the Worlds in the United States. Claude Rains headlined a mostly English-speaking ensemble that faced an interplanetary threat to… Continue Reading →

Behold the Terrors of The Brain from Planet Arous!

Per Matt In 1957, a black-and-white cinematic cult classic was released featuring a giant, floating, megalomaniacal, sex-crazed brain from outer space. Audiences may not have crowned the indie film a blockbuster back in the day, but 65 years later, The… Continue Reading →

Monster From Green Hell Stings of Gigantic Fears

Per Matt Wasps. I’ve had terrible luck with the insects throughout my life. While I’ve never been stung by a bee (knock on wood), I’ve been stung my many wasps, hornets and the like in different situations. (I’m usually unaware… Continue Reading →

M. Night Actually Gets Old

With the spooky season sadly silenced, I decided to watch a creepy film that recently appeared at movie theaters after they partially reopened, then quickly disappeared. It was a Redbox night and I was definitely getting Old.

Conjuring Up My Guilty Pleasure: The Devil Made Me Do It

Per Matt Fall has finally arrived. The weather is officially cooler and the spooky season is fast approaching. This is my favorite time of the year. Being able to enjoy each of the four seasons is one of the reasons… Continue Reading →

Chris Rock Spirals Into The Book of Saw

Per Matt Torture porn is NOT my cup of tea. I also shudder at times while watching anything related to body horror. That’s a gruesome combination. I’m just not into it. After watching the original Saw film, I largely bowed… Continue Reading →

Interplanetary Travel Looks Great in the 4K Restoration of Flight to Mars

Per Matt “Fifty years into the future!” was the tagline to the cult classic Flight to Mars. Originally released in 1951, this sci-fi gem provided ahead-of-its-time thoughts on everything from interplanetary travel to the responsible use of natural resources. Seventy… Continue Reading →

Hercules and the Captive Women Pulls You Into a Sword-and-Sandals World

Per Matt Filmmakers need a lot of imagination to entice moviegoers to pony up their hard-earned money at movie theaters (and now, streaming services). Back in the 1950s, Italian sword-and-sandal films were all the rage. Originally released in 1961, Hercules… Continue Reading →

Giant from the Unknown Roars Back to Life!

Per Matt A new generation gets the opportunity to experience the golden era of science fiction in crisp, high-definition video, as The Film Detective releases limited-edition Blu-ray and DVD versions of Giant from the Unknown.

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