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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

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...

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...
Silver Bullet (1985)

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’...
The Thing from Another World (1951)

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...
House of Wax (1953)

House of Wax (1953)

Henry Jarrod (Vincent Price) is an accomplished if a bit goofy wax figure sculptor in turn of the century New York, looking for investment partners. After a betrayal and assault at the hands of business associate Burke (Roy Roberts), his lab and figures are destroyed...
Stagefright (1987)

Stagefright (1987)

A rude, driven stage director (is there any other kind in horror films?) locks his production indoors to push them for a better performance. Mind, this is after one of the troupe was murdered five feet outside the doors of the playhouse, with the madman still on the...