Space Mutiny (1988)

Somebody, somewhere, probably in South Africa where this was made, thought that Space Mutiny was a good idea. Certainly, it has an all-star cast (well, for me). It has great special effects (stolen from Battlestar Galactica). And it has...well, nothing else going for it. I really can't even fathom how anyone looked at the final results and… Continue reading Space Mutiny (1988)

Stargate (1994)

Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich were the dynamic duo of the 1990's, between blockbusters like Universal Soldier, Godzilla and Independence Day. They always envisioned Stargate as being part one of a trilogy, but the other two films have never been made. It's a total popcorn film, unafraid of its own silliness, a movie that Roger Ebert selected as one… Continue reading Stargate (1994)

Day of the Animals (1977)

William Girder died in a helicopter crash while scouting locations in 1978. If that hadn't ended his life, who knows the heights of lunacy he would have achieved? In just six years, he directed nine feature films -- Asylum of Satan, The Get Man, Three on a Meathook, The Manitou, Sheba Baby, Project: Kill, the astonishing Abby, Grizzly and...Day of the Animals.… Continue reading Day of the Animals (1977)

Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

Jean Yarbrough started in the silent era of film, first as a prop man, then rising through the ranks of RKO throughout the 1930's until his feature debut, 1938's Rebellious Daughters. Throughout the 1940's, he was behind some of the most famous horror movies, including The Devil Bat and She-Wolf of London. He also directed Abbott and Costello… Continue reading Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)