The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy (1959)

An early Hammer horror effort, and the first of four in their “Mummy Cycle”, this one leaves me weak in the knees.  The color is fabulous. The spooky-factor, perfect (although hardly “nerve-shattering shock!” as advertised on the poster). The...
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

I am going to be completely honest here and say I adore old black and white drive-in science fiction and horror. As long as the picture quality is good, I’ll probably enjoy the hell out of it. Look – I never promised you a fair and balanced,...
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

As far as I know, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) is the first cinematic version of Jules Verne’s 1884 novel Voyage au centre de la terre. The book, which has not held up as well (scientifically) as Verne’s other efforts, is the adventurous...
When Worlds Collide (1951)

When Worlds Collide (1951)

When Worlds Collide is a lot less sci-fi and a lot more of a science-drama. The plot, briefly: courier pilot David Randall (Richard Derr) is our everyman, at film’s opening transporting valuable information from one group of scientists to the next. During his...
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

I enjoy this film so much it’s almost embarrassing how much I could write about it. I’ll restrain myself. The basic premise introducing the film can be lifted from the Wikipedia article on Jules Verne’s source book: “In the year 1866, ships of...