Author: Denis K.

Lady of the Lake (1998)

Lady of the Lake (1998)

When his uncle dies by drowning in Owl Lake, David (Erik Rutherford) moves into the man’s house by said lake. Quickly, David encounters peculiar things: he finds a handful of too new photos of a strange, beautiful woman named Viviane (Tennyson Loeh) he remembers encountering by the […]

La Casa 5: Beyond Darkness (1990)

La Casa 5: Beyond Darkness (1990)

Particularly innocently faithful priest Peter (Gene LeBrock) and his family – wife Annie (Barbara Bingham) and little kids Martin (Troll 2’s Michael Stephenson) and Carole (Theresa F. Walker) move into the wrong house, or really, are maneuvered into moving into that place by his mentor, […]

Choke Canyon (1986)

Choke Canyon (1986)

Rogue physicist Dr. David Lowell (Stephen Collins) is convinced he is able to develop a clean, infinite source of energy out of sound waves. To prove that particularly interesting theory, he has set up a lab with awesome blinking doodads in beautiful Choke Canyon. There, […]

2012: Curse of the Xtabai

2012: Curse of the Xtabai

Very suddenly, the population of a small village in Belize is struck by a deadly illness. It’s not your run-of-the-mill kind of sickness either, but the sort of thing that very quickly convinces the local doctor to somewhat unhelpfully mumble about curses. The government is very quick to […]

Tales that Witness Madness (1973)

Tales that Witness Madness (1973)

Some middle-aged guy (the body of Jack Hawkins and the awkwardly dubbed voice of Charles Gray) visits the high-tech – by way of what looks a bit like a set from a cost-effective (but awesome) SF TV show – psychiatric clinic of one Professor Tremayne (Donald Pleasence). […]

When it’s red you’re dead: Blood Moon (2014)

When it’s red you’re dead: Blood Moon (2014)

The Old West. A group of travellers on a stagecoach – the freshly married couple of Deputy Marshal Jake (George Blagden) and Sarah Norman (Amber Jean Rowan), baby-faced London Times journalist Henry Lester (George Webster), nervous priest Father Dominic (Kerry Shale), saloon owner Marie (Anna […]

Evil’s Roots Run Deep: Jack Heller’s ‘Dark Was the Night’

Evil’s Roots Run Deep: Jack Heller’s ‘Dark Was the Night’

Some rather weird occurrences start happening in a US small town close to your proverbial deep dark woods. Things start with a missing horse and a line of curious, cloven-hoofed tracks running through the whole of the town, tracks that certainly don’t fit any animal […]

On Jupiter’s moon he is the only law: Peter Hyams’ ‘Outland’

On Jupiter’s moon he is the only law: Peter Hyams’ ‘Outland’

The near future. Federal Marshall O’Niel (Sean Connery in one of his neutral state performances where he’s neither applying himself particularly nor looking too bored) has just assumed his new position as the highest ranking law enforcement officer on a mining station on Jupiter’s moon […]

The world’s first galactic supersleuth: Supersonic Man (1979)

The world’s first galactic supersleuth: Supersonic Man (1979)

aka Sonic Man (which I can only imagine to be a side story about our hero’s less favoured brother) Poor Professor Morgan (José María Caffarel)! He is such a genius when it comes to energy SCIENCE! (energytology?), evil, perhaps ever so slightly crazy, villain Dr. […]

Cartes sur Table: Attack of the Robots (1966)

Cartes sur Table: Attack of the Robots (1966)

Oh no! International bigwigs are murdered by guys and gals in blackface, wearing what we from a more enlightened age can only describe as hipster glasses! The perpetrators are acting kinda weird, too, as if they were some sort of mind-controlled…robots. They are also losing their […]

It doesn’t think. It doesn’t feel. It doesn’t give up. David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows’ (2014)

It doesn’t think. It doesn’t feel. It doesn’t give up. David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows’ (2014)

Jay (Maika Monroe) certainly didn’t expect the first night of sex (and perhaps her first night of sex ever) with her new boyfriend (Jake Weary) to be the beginning of a nightmare. Right afterwards, he sedates her, and when she wakes up, she finds herself inside of the […]

The hunt is on: Adrián Bogliano’s ‘Late Phases’ (2014)

The hunt is on: Adrián Bogliano’s ‘Late Phases’ (2014)

His son Will (Ethan Embry) helps move blind, retired soldier Ambrose (Nick Damici again proving the fact he’s one of today’s great genre actors when it comes to playing working class people – if you watch the right movies) into a gated retirement community. Things haven’t gone […]

Don’t hunt what you can’t kill: John Woo’s ‘Hard Target’

Don’t hunt what you can’t kill: John Woo’s ‘Hard Target’

When Nat Binder (Yancy Butler) comes to New Orleans looking for her long-time estranged, now missing, father, she didn’t expect to find out he was homeless. She certainly didn’t suspect he has become the victim of one of the hunts for the ever popular Most […]

Falcon Magistrate「はやぶさ奉行」(1957)

Falcon Magistrate「はやぶさ奉行」(1957)

Edo period Japan. Kagemoto Toyama (Chiezo Kataoka), known to his friends as Kinshiro, is the son of a well-respected magistrate. Father and son don’t see eye to eye at all because Kinshiro has spent parts of his life mixing it up with the lower classes […]

Der Mann mit dem Glasauge: The Man With the Glass Eye (1969)

Der Mann mit dem Glasauge: The Man With the Glass Eye (1969)

Scotland Yard’s most boring best (well, at least fifth or sixth best) man Inspector Perkins (Horst Tappert, who was always more lively in these films than in anything else he did, but still ends up rather on the somnambulistic side) has quite the case before him and […]

Beyond the edge of darkness: Terry Marcel’s ‘Hawk the Slayer’

Beyond the edge of darkness: Terry Marcel’s ‘Hawk the Slayer’

Welcome to some vaguely defined medieval fantasy period. Brothers Voltan (Jack Palance) – evil if the name isn’t hint enough – and Hawk (John Terry) – good if his lack of personality isn’t hint for that – have been feuding for years, ever since Voltan tried to murder Hawk, […]

Fatal Frame「劇場版 零〜ゼロ〜」(2014)

Fatal Frame「劇場版 零〜ゼロ〜」(2014)

The peaceful life of the girls of a Catholic boarding school in a small Japanese town turns first strange, then rather too exciting, and finally tragic. It starts when one day, everyone’s favourite student Aya locks herself into her room, and after a month, she’s still not coming out. She […]

Supreme Evil has met its match! Ed Hunt’s ‘Alien Warrior’ (1986)

Supreme Evil has met its match! Ed Hunt’s ‘Alien Warrior’ (1986)

Okay, so, here’s a plot, such as it is: in an alien dimension peopled by men with excellent – and better – facial hair live a martial artist-philosopher-messiah-future-cult-leader guy we will come to know and (certainly not) love as Buddy (Brett Clark) and his Dad (Norman […]