2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 18: The Aldebaran Mystery (2010)

Day 18 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is Psychotronic Documentaries: The real authority on the occult, ufos, ghost hunters, conspiracy theories etc. They're all real, accurate and true, right? After a week of documentaries, I had to go deep and find something truly off. And guess what? I succeeded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtAD90C6mEM This film promises so much.… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 18: The Aldebaran Mystery (2010)

DOCUMENTARY WEEK: Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer (2010)

I was 15 years old when R. Budd Dwyer killed himself on live TV. Many stations refused to show the full footage, like KDKA, WPXI in Pittsburgh broadcast the footage uncensored on an early newscast, as they believed that kids wouldn't be home to see it. That said -- there was a snowstorm so many… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY WEEK: Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer (2010)

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

The Arboria Institute was founded in the 1960's to find the connective tissue between science and spirituality, finally helping humans to achieve perpetual happiness. But as the first numbers appear on the screen, spelling 1983, you know that something has gone very, very wrong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKdWj9-VMzs Now, Arboria's work is being continued by his disciple, Dr.… Continue reading Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

Predators (2010)

Produced by Robert Rodriguez (who also came up with the story) and directed by Nimród E. Antal, this is the forgotten film of the Predator franchise. Its title relates to Aliens and it also describes the humans who have come to this alien planet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVQJSI0Q5j8 Royce (Adrien Brody, cast against type here but awesome in his role; he… Continue reading Predators (2010)

LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

Based upon Jacques Tardi's historical based fantasy comic book, Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, this film takes place in the secret history of our world before the first World War. Today, we'd call the style of Tardi's comic steampunk, but don't let that name sway you: this movie is awesome. Two of Tardi's stories inspired this movie: Adèle… Continue reading LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

After two well-received web entries, 2003's Rare Exports Inc. and 2005's Rare Exports: The Official Safety Instructions, writer and director Jalmari Helander created this ode to the darker side of Santa Claus. A British company called Subzero is doing arctic deep drilling when it discovers that a burial mound contains something hidden. Two boys, Juuso and Pietari listen… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)