Halloween 2K18: A Review of “A Quiet Place” (2018)

A Quiet Place would have indistinctly blended in with all of the other post-apocalyptic films if not for one inclusion: the characters cannot make any noise. It is the year 2020 and earth has undergone a massive invasion by beastly, terrifying, ultra-violent alien creatures. Yet as vicious as they are, the aliens do not have…

Movie Review: “Meteor” (1979)

Meteor is one of those films that you can say was a victim of bad timing. The disaster genre of which this is a part was dead for years. On the flip-side, the special effects required for such a movie to be convincing and terrifying had not yet been developed for productions operating on a smaller…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Review of “The Beast with a Million Eyes”

“An unspeakable horror…Destroying…Terrifying!” It it was terrifying alright; the acting, editing, screenwriting, special effects, etc. Alas, for the sake of this review I will digress. Let’s just say with a title like The Beast with a Million Eyes, it’s about as good as you would expect it to be. Rumor has it the studio gave Roger…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Review of “A Trip to the Moon” (1902)

Henry Ford hadn’t even invented the Model-T, and Georges Melies was envisioning men landing on the moon, and trying to capture it on film, in the first science-fiction movie in cinema history. Clocking in at only 13-minutes (depending on the speed its played at; different versions vary), it would have been quite the production for…

“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…