Archive by Author | ThereWolf

Chrysalis (2008)

scifi-series06

Director: Tony Baez Milan

Starring: John Klemantaski, Darren Kendrick, Glen Vaughan

I think it fair to say the works of Ray Bradbury haven’t always been best served by the movies. Didn’t know about this adaption and I cannot readily recall the short story from whence it came. But, tell you what, someone should’ve warned this daft scientist about chugging Baby Bio straight from the bottle. May contain an irritating fungal infection and spoilers…

Read More…

They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

scifi-series04

Director: Freddie Francis

Starring: Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Bernard Kay

Thought I’d seen this – but apparently not (apart from the Michael Gough bit near the end – seemed familiar, that). Amicus Productions decided to dabble in Quatermass territory but was it worth the bother? May contain tights-wearing alien henchmen and spoilers…

Read More…

Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun (1969)

scifi-series03

Director: Robert Parrish

Starring: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark

Love it when this happens. The film is just another title on the list, but when I set that silver platter spinning, a cross between 1970’s-era TV series UFO and Thunderbirds appeared before my emotionally watering eyes. May contain live action puppets and spoilers…

Read More…

Alien Origin (2012)

 scifi-series02

‘Director’: Mark Atkins

‘Starring’: Chelsea Vincent, Trey McCurley, Philip Coc

Shite.

Cheers, folk.

ThereWolf, February 2015

Read More…

Attack Of The Crab Monsters (1956)

scifi-series01

Director: Roger Corman

Starring: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson

Reckon I’m long overdue for one of these things aren’t I. Sorry. Struggling to even write a shopping list at the moment, but here goes… This time I’m going to sail us to the island of a Corman cheapie. Might stay awhile so bring yer cozzie just in case. May contain a crafty crustacean or two and spoilers…

Read More…

Wolf Sees Ghosts: The Eagerly Un-Awaited Return Of Most Haunted

mh07

I should’ve posted this over a month ago but I got ‘sidetracked’. Slightly out of date, I suppose, but never mind. It’s a piece about the resurrection of the cowardly TV paranormal investigation team, Most Haunted

Read More…

At The Movies With Mum

 at the movs06

Today, I said my goodbyes and sent my Mum into the fire at Manchester Crematorium. She died Sunday, October 5. Just four days earlier, inspired by an article over at Verbal Spew (thanks ‘V’), I interviewed her about going to ‘the pictures’ back in the day. I hope you folk get something out of it – myself, I just needed to get something out there as a tribute. I didn’t know what else to do…

Read More…

Alien Hunter (2003)

scifi-series10

Director: Ron Krauss

Starring: James Spader, Janine Eser, John Lynch

Hello, I’m not dead! I’ve managed to clamber free of the dole-drums for a minute in a probably futile effort to resurrect this ailing Sciffy series. I’m well out of writing (and film watching) practice and it might show – so apologies. May contain a very brief, barely noticeable reference to The Thing and lots of spoilers…

Read More…

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

scifi-series09

Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan

Unless you live 107 light-years away on the planet Fattybollox you’ve probably at least heard of this ‘un but I’m guessing you’ve all seen it and there’s no need for me to tell you this movie is ace. May contain a surprise in the greenhouse, we’re not talking mutant hellebore either, and spoilers…

 

Read More…

The Last Man On Earth (1964)

scifi-series08

Director: Sidney Salkow

Starring: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli

Before I Am Legend there was The Omega Man and before that there was The Last Man On Earth, or L’Ultimo Uomo Della Terra if you’d prefer. Maybe you could add I Am Omega to the list but I’d rather you didn’t. Anyway, they keep having a go at the Matheson classic but nobody ever gets it quite right, do they. May contain useless smoke bombs and spoilers…

Read More…