All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)

Written and directed by husband and wife, David Ian McKendry and Rebekah McKendry.  Starring Amanda Fuller, Brea Grant, Constance Wu, Jocelin Donahue, Jonathan Kite, Katie Parker, Maria Olsen, Mark Kelly, Matt Long, Megan Duffy, Michelle DeFraites and Stephanie Drake. Plot: a couple on an awkward date go to a strange theater to watch a series … Continue reading All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)

The Thing (1982)

Directed by John Carpenter.  Written by Burt Lancaster and John W. Campbell Jr.  Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Charles Hallahan, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, Thomas Waites and Wilford Brimley. Plot: a research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien. Now everyone knows about the plot of The … Continue reading The Thing (1982)

The Last Days on Mars (2013)

Directed by Ruairi Robinson.  Written by Clive Dawson (based on the short story, "The Animators", by Sydney J. Bounds.  Starring Liev Screiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Goran Kostic, Johnny Harris, Tom Cullen, Yusra Warsama and Olivia Williams. Plot: people on Mars find life in the form of a bacteria that infects people and turns them … Continue reading The Last Days on Mars (2013)

Tales of Halloween (2015)

This anthology isn't the best Halloween movie ever, but some of the stories are too good to miss out on this season.  So, let me tell you which ones you just have to see. SWEET TOOTH Written and directed by Dave Parker, this terrifying tale is about an urban legend known as "Sweet Tooth".  Sweet … Continue reading Tales of Halloween (2015)

Attack the Block (2011)

Written and directed by Joe Cornish.  Starring Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones, Franz Dramew, Jumayn Hunter, Luke Treadaway and Nick Frost. Plot: a young street gang defends their South London block from an alien invasion. As a young gang (not the most likable characters when the movie starts) mug Sam (Whittaker), an … Continue reading Attack the Block (2011)

Species (1995)

Directed by Roger Donaldson.  Written by Dennis Feldman.  Starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Ben Kingsley, Marg Helgenberger, Forest Whitaker, Alfred Molina and Michelle Williams. Plot: the government messes up yet again, by making a human/alien hybrid that ends up being as fatal as she is beautiful. Sil (Williams) is a human/alien hybrid being kept in … Continue reading Species (1995)

Raging Sharks (2005)

Directed by Danny Lerner.  Written by Les Weldon.  Starring Corin Nemec, Vanessa Angel, Corbin Bernsen, Todd Jensen, Elise Muller and Les Weldon (of course). Plot: sharks terrorize a group of underwater researchers. Corin Nemec plays Dr. Mike Olsen, an underwater researcher that leads a team with his wife, Linda (Angel).  On the Oshana, they discover … Continue reading Raging Sharks (2005)

6 Ridiculous Horror Movies No One Should Watch

WOLFCOP (2014) Poor Jonathan Cherry gets caught up in a story about an alcoholic cop who gets turned into a werewolf.  He maintains his "humanity" even when a wolf though, so he goes around being a wolfcop.  Hence the title.  It's kind of like a Grindhouse movie, but the acting isn't as good.  It's kind … Continue reading 6 Ridiculous Horror Movies No One Should Watch

Aliens (1986)

Directed by James Cameron.  Written by Cameron, Walter Hill and David Giler.  Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn and Al Matthews. Plot: after floating in space for 57 years, Ripley is found alive - at first they don't believe her story, but when aliens … Continue reading Aliens (1986)

Alien (1979)

Directed by Ridley Scott.  Written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett.  Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto and Veronica Cartwright. Plot: a commercial spaceship picks up an S.O.S. from an unknown planet and what they find when they get there is a dangerous alien. The Nostromo spaceship … Continue reading Alien (1979)