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)

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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)

Apollo 18 (2011)

Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.  Written by Brian Miller.  Starring Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen and Ryan Robbins. Plot: three astronauts go to the moon and encounter monsters. According to the government that sends them all to the moon, they are going on a classified mission to see if the Russian's are spying on us.  The movie … Continue reading Apollo 18 (2011)

400 Days (2016)

Written and directed by Matt Osterman.  Starring Brandon Routh, Dane Cook, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman, Tom Cavanagh, Grant Bowler and Sara Tomko. Plot: four aspiring astronauts on a 400 day mission simulation begin to feel something is amiss. Four aspiring astronauts begin a simulation underground.  There's Theo (Routh), who just went on a bender after … Continue reading 400 Days (2016)

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Directed by Roger Corman.  Written by Charles B. Griffith.  Starring Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Leslie Bradley, Mel Welles and Richard H. Cutting. Plot: people are attacked by huge crab monsters. This movie should have been done by Mystery Science Theatre, but we don't think it has been.  And what a loss.  There's so … Continue reading Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Coma (1978)

Written and directed by Michael Crichton, based on the novel by Robin Cook.  Starring Genevieve Bujold, Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Richard Widmark, Elizabeth Ashley, Lois Chiles, Hari Rhodes, Tom Selleck and Ed Harris. Plot: a young doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her Boston hospital and uncovers a horrible conspiracy. Dr. Susan … Continue reading Coma (1978)

Harbinger Down (2015)

Written and directed by Alec Gillis.  Starring Lance Henriksen, Giovonnie Samuels, Matt Winston, Camille Balsamo, Reid Collums, Mike Estime, Milla Bjorn and Jason Speer. Plot: the crew of a ship finds an old Soviet Union ship with a body inside, but when the body disappears, the real "fun" begins. In this kickstarted movie, Sadie (Balsamo) … Continue reading Harbinger Down (2015)

Mind Ripper (1995) (AKA The Outpost)

Directed by Joe Gayton.  Written by Jonathan Craven (Wes's son) and Phil Mittleman.  Starring Lance Henriksen, Claire Stansfield, Giovanni Ribisi, Natasha Gregson Wagner, John Diehl, Dan Bloom, Gregory Sporleder and Adam Solomon. Plot: government scientists attempt to reanimate a corpse and instead, create a monster. In this Wes Craven produced film, scientists try to reanimate … Continue reading Mind Ripper (1995) (AKA The Outpost)

Spiders (2013)

Directed by Tibor Takacs.  Written by Takacs, Joseph Farruggia and Dustin Warburton.  Starring Patrick Muldoon, Christa Campbell, William Hope, Christian Contreras and Sydney Sweeney. Plot: giant spiders take over Manhattan. I think the main problem with this movie is that people are going into it expecting something more than it is.  It's a giant spider … Continue reading Spiders (2013)

Dark Skies (2013)

Written and directed by Scott Stewart.  Starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett and J. K. Simmons. Plot: the Barrett family experiences an escalating series of horrific events until they finally decide that aliens are really after them Daniel Barrett (Hamilton), his wife Lucy (Russell), and their two sons, Jesse (Goyo) and Sammy … Continue reading Dark Skies (2013)