FUCKED UP FUTURES: Logan’s Run (1976)

In the 23rd century, life is total pleasure. Except, you know, you die when you're 30. If you can live with that, you can be part of Logan's Run. 1970's science fiction -- pre-Star Wars is intellectual, overthought and sometimes, really slow. That's my best explanation of this film. If you're expecting an action-packed rollercoaster of a film, you're… Continue reading FUCKED UP FUTURES: Logan’s Run (1976)

PAPERBACKS FROM HELL WEEK: Burnt Offerings (1976)

I have said it before. I will say it again. If you find yourself a character in a 1970's horror movie and an Old Hollywood actor, particularly Burgess Meredith offers you something that sounds way too good to be true, you are going to die. Mark my words. You are going to die and your… Continue reading PAPERBACKS FROM HELL WEEK: Burnt Offerings (1976)

Queen Kong (1976)

From the lunacy of A*P*E* to Toho’s seminal King Kong Escapes — with a sideways glance at a Kong novelty record — I’ve been devoted to studying everything Kong related in celebration of the big gorilla’s return to the big screen. But 1976’s Queen Kong nearly broke me. Due to legal action by Dino De Laurentiis, maker of the bloated 70s… Continue reading Queen Kong (1976)

A*P*E* (1976)

I’ve always seen the 1976 Dino De Laurentiis produced King Kong as a big budget rip-off of the original instead of a remake. Therefore, that makes South Korea’s The Great Counterattack of King Kong an inferior copy of a poor copy. Released in the United States as A*P*E*, Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla and Hideous Mutant, this is one schlocky piece of… Continue reading A*P*E* (1976)