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The Strange World of Planet X (1958)

The Strange World of Planet X (1958)

Inspired by 1951’s The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Strange World of Planet X (also released as Cosmic Monsters) is a fun little black-and-white sci-fi/horror, produced in England alongside The Trollenberg Terror (also released as The Crawling Eye). Starring...
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,...
The Golden Bat / Ôgon batto (1966)

The Golden Bat / Ôgon batto (1966)

The Golden Bat (the bat) is a new species discovered in Bolivia last year. But The Golden Bat (the immortal caped being with an unconvincing skull-face) is a comic creation from 1930 known to be the first Japanese superhero – and widely regarded as the first...
RoboCop (1987) vs. RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop (1987) vs. RoboCop (2014)

You either believe a sleazy 80s cop action rated-R satire can be genius – or you don’t. I do. I do believe in fairies, I do! And Robocop (1987) has it all. It’s as if someone made a version of all those terrible 80s action films I’m willing to...
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...