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Three stories for the price of… your sanity

Night Train To TerrorThe horror anthology movie Night Train To Terror is ludicrous, incoherent, cheap, and full of contempt for its audience. But there’s no other movie quite like it, and it may appeal to fans of really weird cinema.

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I bless the pains down in Africa

Kill And Kill AgainThe martial arts exercise Kill And Kill Again has enough good action to help it stand up well to the action output from Asia.

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Truth is more boring than fiction in this case

Hollywood BabylonThe idea behind the documentary Hollywood Babylon – a sleazy look at old Hollywood scandals – sounds like it can’t miss, but it does. Badly.

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Not worth your time

The Philadelphia ExperimentBased on an urban legend, The Philadelphia Experiment is definitely one time where you should just stick to reading about the urban legend.

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Behind on my own projects, but caught up on roundtables at least

Lots of new stuff at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting:

 

A Game of Death (1945), in which RKO tries to figure out how to get The Most Dangerous Game past the Production Code…

Kongo (1932), in which MGM still has the luxury of being able to say, “Sod the Code!”…

Liquid Sky (1982), in which aliens don’t screw around when they’re looking to score dope, but the movie unfortunately does…

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), in which giant robots punch giant monsters in the face again…

Predator (1987), in which Count Zaroff isn’t from around here…

Sole Survivor (1970), in which the ghosts of a World War II bomber crew would like a word with the one guy from their unit who’s still alive…

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), in which questions I never cared about are answered well enough, I suppose…

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1989), in which a made-for-cable interpretation that you probably missed even if you did subscribe to Showtime in 1989 improbably raises the bar on all the famous versions…

Torture Ship (1939), in which glands are the key to crime-prevention…

and…

Without Warning (1979), in which Count Zaroff isn’t from around there, either.

 

 

 

El Santo rules the wasteland-- and also 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting.

For the birds

What's Good For The GooseUnless you’ve ever wanted to see the ribald side of Menahem Golan, I would suggest you avoid seeing What’s Good For The Goose.

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Twenty years already?

Twenty BucksIt’s the 20th anniversary of The Unknown Movies, so to mark the occasion, I decided to review a “twenty” movie – that being Twenty Bucks.

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They got rid of most of the fun

EliminatorsIt was perhaps inevitable that Empire Pictures would fold with efforts like Eliminators, having a high concept but pretty poor execution for the most part.

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Prepare the lethal injection!

 


 
 
AMITYVILLE DEATH HOUSE (2015)
 
…in which it seems that even the name guest-star would rather be watching a different film…
 
But, hey! – eye-windows!

 

 

[NB: NSFW: a little blood, and some very silly nudity.]

 

 

I have also transferred over:
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1931)
The Lodger (1927)
The Lodger (1932)

 
 

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

Boys will be (bad) boys

The Boys Next DoorWhat makes someone turn bad? The drama The Boys Next Door manages to engross while looking at some possible answers to that question.

Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.