Archive for August, 2012

THE FORCE BEYOND (1978)

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Another inimitable 1970’s exploration centring on man’s woeful inability to fully accept his arbitrary, nonsensical existence, and the complete lack of any tangible evidence whatsoever of god / aliens / ghostie-bonks, or even watchable latter-day Ridley Scott movies. Along with the equally deranged Chariots of The Gods’, ‘The Force Beyond’ is must-see TV, and proof positive, yet again, that the world is nutball enough without inventing a god or errant space gremloids! Grab a chilly sixer out of the fridge, decant said frosty ale into a decent pint glass, allow head to settle and rapidly discharge amber loveliness into the gaping wet hole in the lower quadrant of your head - REPEAT AS NEEDED. Of course, drinking along with potent medications whilst viewing this gonzoid film will greatly improve your entertainment experience!

OVERLORDS OF THE UFO (1976)

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Legendary, over-zealous, and opportunist absurdity about our elusive alien brethren. An exemplar of the 1970’s seemingly unilateral obsession with myths and mythology; naturally, the greatest myth being the, as-yet, unproven existence of earth-curious¬†intergalactic¬†duders. ‘Overlords of The UFO’ is probably the most ludicrous and specious all all the giddy, cash-in ‘documentaries’ about this post-Spielbergian phenomena. Your cigar-shaped object would never be the same again! This gonzoid, insensible work is without peer, and makes for utterly magnificent entertainment, and should be mandatory viewing for all earthlings, young, old, credulous or incredulous. (I always felt that should aliens exist, they wouldn’t resemble anything quite so anthropoid as depicted in films like this; it all seems to have sprung ready-to-wear from the lurid pen of some paranoid sci-fi writer. Frankly, aliens don’t seem alien enough for me.

DEMON WIND (1990)

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

“IT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY!”

THE PIT (1981)

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

One of my all-time fave 80’s spookshows.

WARRIOR QUEEN (1987)

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Sybill Danning & the always fun Donald Pleasence star in this ludicrously sleazy Roman romp.

DOUBLE EXPOSURE (1983)

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Sleazoid thriller from 1983 with Seymour Cassel.

THE KILLERS ARE CHALLENGED (1966)

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Cult euro-spy yarn with genre icon Richard Harrison. As ever directed with real flair by the legendary film maker Antonio Margheriti.

DEATH KISS (aka) HE MURDERED HIS WIFE (1976)

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Sleazoid gialli. Should appeal to fans of ‘Giallo Venezio’ or ‘Red Light Girls’.

MASTER OF HORROR (1965)

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Rare, atmospheric rendering of two classic Edgar Allan Poe tales:¬†“The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” and “The Cask of Amontillado”.

BLOOD THIRST (1965)

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The future director of ‘Blood Sport’ fashions this rather bizarre offering.