The Brain (1962) reviews and overview

‘Instrument of terror!’ The Brain is a 1962 science fiction murder mystery film with horror touches directed by Freddie Francis (Paranoiac; The Skull; The Vampire Happening) from a screenplay by Robert …

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Albert Kallis – artist

Albert Kallis was a professional artist who designed many film posters for American International Pictures (AIP) releases in the 1950s. Kallis’ striking designs elevated the selling of exploitation movies to a new …

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The Magnetic Monster – USA, 1953 – reviews

‘A cosmic Frankenstein that threatened to engulf the world and hurl it into outer space!’ The Magnetic Monster is a 1953 independent science fiction film, directed by Curt Siodmak, and starring Richard Carlson, King Donovan and Jean …

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Web – novel by John Wyndham

Web is a science fiction/horror novel written by the English author John Wyndham (The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Midwich Cuckoos) The novel was published by the estate of John Wyndham in April 1979, ten …

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Lost Time – USA, 2014 – overview

Lost Time is a 2014 science fiction horror feature film directed by Christian Sesma (On Bloody Sunday) based on a screenplay by himself, Kenneth Owens and Rochelle Vallese (Scar, Alien Armageddon). The movie …

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Phil Hardy – writer

Phil Hardy, who died on 8th April 2014, was a film and music industry writer. Born in Yorkshire in 1945, Hardy studied at the University of Sussex and the University of California, …

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King Kong vs. Godzilla – Japan, 1962 – reviews

‘The most colossal conflict the screen has ever known’ King Kong vs. Godzilla is a 1962 Japanese science fiction Kaiju feature film produced by Toho Studios. Directed by Ishirō Honda with visual effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the …

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The Projected Man – UK, 1966

‘A billion volts of death in every finger!’ The Projected Man is a 1966 British science fiction horror film starring Bryant Haliday (Devil Doll; Curse of the Voodoo; Tower of Evil), Norman Wooland, Mary …

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From Beyond – short story by H.P. Lovecraft

“From Beyond” is a short story by science fiction and horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft. It was written in 1920 and was first published in The Fantasy Fan in June 1934 (Vol. 1, No. 10). The story is told from the first …

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Invaders from Mars – USA, 1986 – reviews

Invaders from Mars is a 1986 science fiction horror film directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Salem’s Lot, Poltergeist, Lifeforce) for the Cannon Group from a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon (Alien) and Don Jakoby (Arachnophobia). The film …

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Killers from Space – USA, 1954 – reviews

Killers from Space is a 1954 American science fiction feature film, produced and directed by W. Lee Wilder (Phantom from Space; The Snow Creature) from a screenplay by his son Myles Wilder and their regular collaborator William Raynor. The …

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Theremin – musical instrument

The theremin is an early electronic musical instrument, controlled without physical contact from the player. It was originally also known as the ætherphone, etherphone, thereminophone, termenvox or thereminvox, In the 1950s, the emergence of science fiction movies as mass …

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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror

Treehouse of Horror episodes are a series of episodes in the animated series The Simpsons. They are Halloween specials, each consisting of three separate, self-contained segments. These segments usually involve the Simpson family in some horror, science fiction, or supernatural setting. They …

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The Invisible Man – USA, 1933 – reviews

The Invisible Man is a 1933 science fiction film based on H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Invisible Man, published in 1897, as adapted by R. C. Sherriff, Philip Wylie and Preston Sturges, whose work was considered unsatisfactory and who …

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The Cyclops – USA, 1957 – reviews

‘Nature gone mad!’ The Cyclops is a 1957 science fiction horror film written, produced and directed by Bert I. Gordon. Main cast: James Craig – Bigfoot | Venus Flytrap Lon Chaney Jr. – The …

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