The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)

The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)

The dangers of tanning! Or – is it dipsomania? In fact, the allegory to alcoholism is none-too-subtle in The Hideous Sun-Demon (1959), the story of a scientist exposed to radiation and transformed into a kind of reverse-lycanthropic state. It’s hard to...
Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966)

Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966)

> At first Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966) directed by Larry Buchanan and starring B- and Z-grade sci-fi perennial John Agar, seems a straight-forward alien-monster-invades-Earth-using-mind-control film. We’ve got a couple scientist dudes arguing about...
The Fly (1958) – and The Fly (1986)

The Fly (1958) – and The Fly (1986)

As per my (new) Letterboxd persona, I briefly reviewed versions of the sci-fi horror The Fly. Both films are great, and I’m so glad I watched them back-to-back. The original film, directed by Kurt Neumann, is a simple story; it reminded me of a “Twilight...
October 27th: Vamp (1986)

October 27th: Vamp (1986)

This post is the twenty-seventh in my 31 Days of Vampires! series for October 2014. 80s horror-comedy Vamp boldly goes where pretty much every 80s horror-comedy has gone before. Three college students Keith (Chris Makepeace), AJ (Robert Rusler) and Duncan (Gedde...