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)

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Bats (1999)

Directed by Louis Morneau.  Written by John Logan.  Starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Dina Meyer, Leon, Carlos Jacott, Bob Gunton, Oscar Rowland and Ned Bellamy. Plot: genetically engineered bats start killing people in Texas. When people start dying strange deaths in a small Texas town, they bring in the best bat expert, Dr. Sheila Casper (Meyer) … Continue reading Bats (1999)

Island Claws (aka – The Night of the Claw) 1980

Written by Hernan and Colby Cardenas, Jack Cowden and Ricou Browning Directed by Hernan Cardenas Starring Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot, Jo Mcdonnell, Barry Nelson, Raymond Forchion, John Furey, Martina Deignan and Tony Rigo Plot: toxic waste produces mega king size crabs who roar and kill people off the coast of Florida This movie … Continue reading Island Claws (aka – The Night of the Claw) 1980

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)

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)

The Relic (1997)

Directed by Peter Hyams.  Written by Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Amanda Silver, and Rick Jaffa.  Based on the novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.  Starring Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt and James Whitmore. Plot: a lizard-like creature starts eating people in a Chicago museum. Dr. Green (Miller) works as an evolutionary … Continue reading The Relic (1997)

Scanners (1981)

Written and directed by David Cronenberg.  Starring Michael Ironside, Jennifer O'Neill, Lawrence Dane, Patrick McGoohan and Stephen Lack. Plot: one powerful psychic wants to control the world and another one wants to stop him. DJ and I are not big Cronenberg fans.  That being said, we didn't really enjoy this one either.  The story is … Continue reading Scanners (1981)

Wes Craven’s Chiller (1985)

Directed by Wes Craven.  Written by J.D. Feigelson.  Starring Michael Beck, Paul Sorvino, Beatrice Straight, Dick O'Neill, Laura Johnson, Alan Fudge, Russ Marin and Jill Schoelen. Plot: corporate exec, Miles Creighton (Beck) is cryogenically frozen - 10 years later, he's thawed out, but without a soul. Miles is cryogenically frozen because the operation he needs … Continue reading Wes Craven’s Chiller (1985)