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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...
Solaris (1972)

Solaris (1972)

In the opening moments of sci-fi horror/drama Solaris, psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis) spends a last day on earth with a retired and shattered colleague, as well as his own aunt and father. Kelvin is about to embark to a hobbled space station...
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...
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

In 1996 I had high hopes for this film. I enjoy three of the actors featured – Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, and Fairuza Balk. I am a sucker for a sci-fi/fantasy action-drama – gross-out or not (and this one’s kinda gross. At least, to this vegetarian)....
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

The first colorized version of the Frankenstein story (well… something based off the Frankenstein story anyway), Hammer’s The Curse of Frankenstein from 1957 helped get the studio on an impressive footing for horror films. Few viewers then or now...