“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Review of “The Swarm” (1978)

I think director Irwin Allen’s creativity sunk along with the S.S. Poseidon. This movie which I am about to review is bad—incredibly bad. It’s so bad I am going to use the word bad enough times that Google searches for “bad” in years to come will churn out this movie review. The Swarm stars an…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Review of “Forbidden Planet” (1956)

Forbidden Planet is often the film named by historians and critics as the most important science fiction production of the second half of the 20th Century. Without it who knows if other movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey would have ever been made. Prior to Fred Wilcox’s 1956 Space Opera, science fiction was relegated…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Review of “Dark Skies” (2013)

“Once you’ve been chosen, you belong to them.” I would like to first give credit to director Scott Stewart for his work here on Dark Skies. He manages to give us a very atypical science fiction film, in what has become a hokey and predictable sub-genre: alien abductions. From start to finish, this film is bleak…

“In Search Of…” Box Set Review

Fans of In Search of… have been through a whirlwind of emotions over the years. First, there was the realization that the series would never get a release, the feelings of dejection after hundreds of letters and emails sent by fans to various companies were rejected without much explanation, then the happiness of a few…