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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Known in retrospect as one of the earliest sci-fi space epics to feature attempts at realistic science as well as a plotline based more in human nature than improbable alien encounters, Robinson Crusoe on Mars is a delightful adventure that stands scrutiny today. A...

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Graduation Day (1981)

There is so much I enjoy about slasher films, but it is a genre I rarely dip into due to often intolerable quantities of misogyny, transmisogyny, homophobia, and ugly racist tropes. Every now and then a slasher is tame enough on these fronts I find it bearable to...

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Silver Bullet (1985)

An oddly effective and underrated werewolf film, it is strange to me that Silver Bullet doesn't get more notice during Halloween season as we look for cheesy horror to cram in our eyeholes. The film's highlights: well first, a freakin' bat-wielding WEREWOLF! - but...

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The Thing from Another World (1951)

A tidy little horror thriller helmed by Howard Hawks'  production company (rumors maintain he directed most of the film, uncredited), The Thing from Another World is generally known in sci-fi circles as the original movie that inspired John Carpenter's The Thing...

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