Cold, cruel, depressing… and recommended

King Of The AntsWhile I guess I’m giving King Of The Ants a thumbs up, it was a cinematic experience I’d rather not repeat any time soon.

Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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    The sexy side of mercenaries

    Hell SquadLas Vegas showgirls are whipped into shape to become mercenaries in Hell Squad. Hey, it could happen. Not in this universe, but it could happen somewhere.

    Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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      …and good riddance

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      Seriously.

      I mean, tributes are nice, but I’d prefer less occasion for them.

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      2017h3.

      I’m not going to tempt fate by expressing any certainty over 2017; I’ll merely wish for a much better and kinder year for all.

      Likewise, no optimistically extravagant promises for the coming twelve months, just a hope that things will be easier and more productive. Thank you to our visitors for your support and input, it is greatly appreciated.

       

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      Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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        Dinner in Blood Diner, nothing could be finer

        Blood DinerSuccessfully combining broad comedy with graphic bloodshed is tough to do, but the makers of Blood Diner managed to do it pretty well.

        Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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          Psychic Kids & Sinnin’ Socialites

          Teleport City remains in a state of suspended animation, but I’m managing to squeeze out articles elsewhere that might be of interest.

          First, an article actually on Teleport City: Holiday Entertainment Extravaganza is a summary of some of our Christmas traditions, which includes episodes of The Avengers, Man from UNCLE, and the BBC’s Ghosts for Christmas specials, as well as music and drinks.


          On the Cultural Gutter, my examination of science fiction in folk horror continues with These Lonely, Haunted Places, a look at the controversial British TV movie Penda’s Fen; and concludes with Into the Woods, a reflection on growing up in an American version of a folk horror location as well as a look at three things I think form a foundation for American science fiction folk horror (Phantasm, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and Stranger Things).


          While I normally don’t tout my booze writing on Alcohol Professor here, a few of the more recent ones tie directly into Teleport City material (or at least obsessions). Martini and Myth is a four-parter about the origins of the Martini, it’s many variations, and how James Bond came to prefer them shaken and made with vodka. Spies at the Savoy, similarly, is a history of London’s historic American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, the cocktails invented there, and the role it played in World War II. Night of Booooozy Tales was my Halloween article, pairing cocktails/liquors with horror authors (Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Lafcadio Hearn, Margery Lawrence, M.R. James, and Edgar Allan Poe) and one of their famous books or stories. And most recently, Christmas with Nick and Nora is a guide to cocktails you can make over the holidays to make sure your Christmas is a booze soaked as The Thin Man movies.

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          Keith Allison is the ruthless overlord of Teleport City.


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            Well… a better career move than THE FLY II…

            LionheartLions sleep for about two-thirds of a day every day, and you’ll likely join them if you watch Lionheart, despite the movie having a few good touches here and there.

            Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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              I swear this is a good movie

              Under OathIgnored when released and promptly forgotten about, the Roger Corman production Under Oath is a real sleeper waiting to be discovered.

              Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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                B&W Boris

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                I have transferred over:

                (And there’s a bit more on The Walking Dead in Spinning Newspaper Injures Printer.)

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                I have also posted a very belated update to Et Al.

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                Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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                  “No Escape” is right

                  So I said to The Rev the other day—when I was still young and light-hearted—“I have two more Amityville sequels to go, plus the one they haven’t released yet.”

                  Apparently I’ve been asleep at the switch:

                  • Amityville Asylum (2013)
                  • Amityville Death House (February 2015)
                  • Amityville: Vanishing Point (April 2016)
                  • Amityville Playhouse (April 2016)
                  • The Amityville Legacy (June 2016)
                  • The Amityville Terror (August 2016)
                  • Amityville: No Escape (August 2016)
                  • Amityville: The Awakening (aka “The One They Haven’t Released Yet”) (January 2017)

                  It’s as if someone noticed I was getting close to finishing a franchise—“Put half-a-dozen pieces of low-budget crap into production, STAT!!”

                  So right now I’m feeling a bit like this:

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                  Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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                    The Good, the Bad, and the Muppets from Hell

                    HELLO DOLLY

                    A (cough) typically scary scene from 'Zapatlela'

                    Following up on Lyz’s typically brilliant take on Child’s Play, it’s time switch gears a little to take a look at the ways in which Tom Holland’s groundbreaking film was interpreted, re-interpreted, re-re-interpreted and mis-interpreted by the various cinema industries in India…

                    Child’s Play in India

                    The four movies are:

                    • Papi Gudia (1996), in which something was definitely lost in translation;
                    • Mantra (2005), which gets a surprising number of things right for a movie nobody seems to have ever heard of;
                    • Zapatlela (1993), which takes the story in a totally unexpected (and very silly) direction; and
                    • Ammo Bomma (2001), in which Indian cinema turns to an Indian movie for inspiration… and fails to be inspired.
                    Will Laughlin is the Braineater.


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