The Stuff (1985) is young, dumb and full of…disappointment

Larry Cohen’s heavy-handed consumer satire has long held a quasi-mythical place in my movie subconscious. Although I never got around to watching it in the late eighties/ early nineties when I was going through my horror movie phase, it achieved a kind of legendary status thanks to its ubiquity on the trailers which preceded both…

Salem’s Lot (1979) is a vampire tale to get your teeth into!

There are few of Stephen King’s books I’ve read more often than “Salem’s Lot”. There’s something so perfect about the mix of the gothic sexual horror of vampire lore and the petty intrigues of small-town American life and King balances both aspects perfectly through a blend of tight plotting and great characterisation. He even manages…

Kamillions (1990) fails to hit the jackpot

Something of a vintage curiosity, “Kamillions” may lack a proper release on either physical or streaming media but a quick google should point you in the direction of the full movie on YouTube but the question is, is it worth it? Its own marketing pitch at the time tried to tempt potential viewers with promises…