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An unusually wide geographic range for this update, too: Cronos (1993), in which desperate old men compete for control of a gizmo that turns people into vampires… From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), in which getting taken hostage by a couple of ruthless bank robbers turns out to be the least of anybody’s problems… A [...]
New in Braindrops: Kaalo (2010) Just when we were beginning to fear that Indian horror movies were getting a little too reputable, along comes this gloriously silly throwback to their rubber-faced monster flicks of the 1980?s. Kaalo is the name of a centuries-old flesh-eating witch, reborn from Hell into the even hotter deserts of Rajasthan. [...]
In a world where fight scenes in B movies are succumbing to rapid editing and cameras zooming in ultra close to the action, Ninja is a breath of fresh air. I have seen the future of martial arts action, and his name is Isaac Florent...
Did you just get a whiff of cheap cologne and Brylcreem? Teleport City must have let Joe Walker into the place again… DEATH IS NIMBLE, DEATH IS QUICK As Death is Nimble opens, we find Harris’s Captain Tom Rowland in Singapore attending a law enforcement conference on the subject of Karate — because that’s just the kind [...]
New in Brain Drops: Morituris (2011) Don’t bother watching this movie. In fact, if you’re disturbed by graphic sexual violence — however mildly described — you might want to avoid the review, too. I probably wouldn’t have bothered with it myself. But when a movie really thinks it’s saying something (to the point [...]
No Dessert Dad, Til You Mow The Lawn is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It’s difficult to determine which is worse, this movie or Titanic: The Animated Movie. It’s definitely producer Roger Corman’s lowest point of his car...
Yeah, OK, so I’m late again to the Roundtable. What can I say? I got up on the wrong side of the calendar this year. So it turns out that you don’t get lycanthropy from being bit by a werewolf. You get it by being born that way. And when you’re born a top-level [...]
THE CAT AND THE CANARY When first we meet cranky old millionaire Cyrus West, he is a tiny man wandering amongst giant bottles and being menaced by a cat. he explains that for years he has endured the jackal-like scavenging of his greedy relatives, who want nothing more than to get their clutching hands on [...]
Note: Due to lingering technical issues and poor service via the old host, I’ve had to shut down that server and redirect the teleport-city.com domain sooner than expected. This means a lot — most — of the links to our old reviews will be broken until I finish reposting — which is taking a while, [...]
No doubt you know about movie producer Irwin Allen and his various theatrical disaster movies of the 1970s. But did you know that he made some disaster movies for the small screen as well? Among them were Flood!, Hanging By A Thread, and the movie chosen for The Unknown Movies’ latest review, Fire!
. WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935) Wilfred Glendon, a botanist searching for a rare Tibetan plant, the phosphorecent wolf-flower, which blooms only by the light of the moon, is attacked and bitten by a strange, man-like creature. Back in England, he is approached by a fellow scientist, a Dr Yogami, who is intensely interested in the wolf-flower, [...]
It was a pretty lean lineup this year for things I hadn’t reviewed yet (and was made leaner still by a last-minute schedule change that caused me to sleep through Sorority House Massacre when I thought I was sleeping through The Mole People), so I piled on a whole bunch of extra stuff: The Barbarians [...]
Eleven days ago, famed screenwriter Alan Sharp (Rob Roy, Ulzana’s Raid, Night Moves) passed away. The Unknown Movies pays tribute to Sharp by taking a look at one of his more obscure movies, The Last Run.
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning The entire concept of lycanthropy as a metaphor for teenage problems (sexual awakening in the first film, drug addiction in the second) is more or less jettisoned in favor of a much more straight-forward period-piece monster movie. A lot of fans of the first two films were not keen on [...]
. WOLF BLOOD (1925) In a Canadian logging camp, a severely injured man must have a blood transfusion in order to survive. However, the only available donor is a wolf. Much to everyone’s astonishment, there turn out to be…consequences. .
While the PG-rated My Mom’s A Werewolf aims to be a comic look at a traditional monster, in the end this toned down wolf lacks any sort of fangs or bite.
In stories about monsters, we find the truth about mankind. Such stories reflect our fears about life and death and everything in between. Most of all, they reflect our fears about ourselves. Their habit of telling unpalatable truths does not always win our monstrous reflections much sympathy, yet one monster tends to be cut a little more [...]
As a rule, I don’t like haunted house movies, namely because the human characters in them are usually extremely stupid. But The Evil not only gives its human characters intelligence, it manages to successfully pull off a number of low budget B movie chills.
A couple new reviews: RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE So Dracula returned in Return of Draculawithout Bela, and Bela returned in Return of the Vampire, without Dracula. Granted,Return of the Vampire pushes Bela’s character, Armand Tesla, as close to Dracula territory as it possibly can without getting slapped with a lawsuit, but that’s all part of the fun of [...]
2012 was a rough year for Teleport City in terms of the technical back-end of the site. Without going into boring detail, it became obvious we outgrew our bottom-of-the-barrel site hosting option without growing to the point where we could afford a middle-of-the-barrel option. And frankly, maintaining the server for the site eats massive amounts [...]