CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Alpha Incident (1978)

The first Bill Rebane movie I saw was the berserk Tiny Tim vehicle Blood Harvest. Once I realized that The Alpha Mission -- one of his older efforts -- is on the Chilling Classics box set -- I jumped on it. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2857xs Much like Night of the Living Dead, a space probe has returned, this time from Mars.… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Alpha Incident (1978)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: War of the Robots (1978)

Paul Andolina, whose writes the site Wrestling with Film, is in charge today. Beyond loving wrestling, he also knows a ton about Russian and lucha films (and he even speaks pretty good Spanish, so we hear!). War of the Robots -- originally titled La Guerra dei Robot -- is an Italian science fiction film released in 1978… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: War of the Robots (1978)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 7: Jubilee (1978)

The Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge for today is 7. HELL ON EARTH. Watch a post-apocalypse movie. Bonus if it has punks (see the Destroy All Movies definition of punk) in it. We've watched so many post-apocalyptic movies that it was hard to find one that we hadn't had on the site. And punks made it an even… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 7: Jubilee (1978)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Summer of Fear (1978)

Also known as Stranger in Our House, Summer of Fear is based on Lois Duncan's 1976 young adult novel. Duncan also wrote the books that the movies I Know What You Did Last Summer and Killing Mr. Griffin were based on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeDCg1CiXvA Originally airing on October 31, 1978 on NBC, this Wes Craven-directed film is all about Julia (Lee Purcell, Necromancy), who… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Summer of Fear (1978)

Bermuda Triangle (1978)

René Cardona Jr. gave us Tintorera, a Susan George star vehicle about the Mexican version of Jaws and Guyana: Crime of the Century, which somehow included Stuart Whitman as Reverend James Johnson leading Johnstown, along with Gene Barry and Joseph Cotten. If these things warm your heart, you're reading the right website. Based on Charles Berlitz's best-selling book, this… Continue reading Bermuda Triangle (1978)

AMPHIBIAN WEEK: Slithis (1978)

Slithis is a lot like Godzilla. He comes from radiation, he’s green and he wants to make humanity pay. But really, the comparisons stop there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7DTg4sDGYA Shot over twelve fifteen-hour days, Slithis seems like it was hell for the actor who portrayed the monster, Win Condict. He had to be sewn into the rubber Slithis… Continue reading AMPHIBIAN WEEK: Slithis (1978)

MANGIATI VIVI: The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)

Also known as La Montagna del Dio Cannibale, Slave of the Cannibal God and Prisoner of the Cannibal God, don't be fooled by the pedigree of having big stars like Ursula Andress and Stacy Keach. This film may seem restrained at first, but it goes absolutely insane by the final ten minutes. I mean, when has Sergio Martino… Continue reading MANGIATI VIVI: The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)