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J. D.’s Revenge (1976)

Jabberwocky (1977)

J’accuse (1919)

J’accuse (1938)

Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

Jack and the Beanstalk (1912)

Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)

Jack and the Beanstalk (1974)

Jack Armstrong (1947)

Jack Frost (1965)

Jack Frost (1979)

Jack-Jack Attack (2005)

Jack Jaggs and Dum Dum (1903)

Jack the Giant Killer (1925)

Jack the Giant Killer (1962)

Jack the Ripper (1958)

Jack the Ripper (1959)

Jack the Ripper (1976)

The Jade Mask (1945)

Jalopy (1953)

James Tont Operazione D.U.E. (1966)

James Tont Operazione U.N.O (1965)

Jane Eyre (1944)

Japon de fantaisie (1909)

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Jasper (1942-1946)

Jasper and the Haunted House (1942)

Jassy (1947)

Jaws (1975)

The Jaws of Death (1976)

Jaws of Satan (1971)

Jaws 2 (1978)

Je t’aime, je t’aime (1968)

Jean Taris, champion de France (1931)

The Jeep (1938)

Jeepers Creepers (1939)

Jekyll and Hyde: Pact With the Devil (1969)

The Jeckyl and Hyde Portfolio (1972)

Jekyll and Hyde…Together Again (1982)

Jenkins and the Donkey (1911)

Jennifer (1978)

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1965)

Jesus of Nazareth (1912)

La jetee (1962)

Jeux des reflets et de la vitesse (1925)

Joan of Arc (1900)

Joan the Woman (1916)

Johnny Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1944)

Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

Johnny, the Giant Killer (1950)

La joie de vivre (1934)

A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964)

Jonathan (1970)

Journey Back to Oz (1972)

Journey Beneath the Desert (1961)

Journey Into Darkness (1968)

Journey to Midnight (1968)

Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Journey to the Center of Time (1967)

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)

Journey to the Lost City (1959)

Journey to the Moon (1959)

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)

Journey to the Unknown (1969)

Ju jin yuki otoka (1955)

Jubilee (1978)

Judex (1916)

Judex (1963)

Los jueves, Milagro (1957)

Juggernaut (1936)

Julius Caesar (1910)

Jumpin’ Jupiter (1955)

Die Jungen Jakobiter (1960)

The Jungle (1952)

The Jungle Book (1942)

The Jungle Book (1967)

Jungle Captive (1945)

Jungle Girl (1941)

Jungle Hell (1956)

Jungle Jim (1948)

Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (1952)

Jungle Manhunt (1951)

Jungle Moon Men (1955)

Jungle Princess (1936)

Jungle Queen (1945)

Jungle Raiders (1945)

Jungle Woman (1944)

Junior G-Men (1940)

Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)

Jupiter’s Thunderballs (1903)

Just Imagine (1930)

Juve vs. Fantomas (1913)

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Dracula Blows his Cool (1979)

Dracula Blows his Cool (1979)
aka Graf Dracula in Oberbayern
Article 6065 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 9-24-2022
Directed by Carl Schenkel
Featuring Gianni Garko, Betty Virges, Bea Fiedler
Country: West Germany / Italy
What it is: Dracula disco sexploitation comedy

A photographer who specializes in girlie magazines inherits a castle with the intent on turning it into a sexy disco hotel, unaware that his ancestors in the family crypt are vampires.

Let’s see, a Dracula disco sexploitation comedy? If you’re me, this sounds abysmal, and if I say I found it better than I expected it would be, it might simply be because my expectations were extremely low. So why did this one feel better than I expected. For one thing, some of the jokes worked; I was amused by the confusion between a giant phallus sculpture and a garden gnome at one point in particular. Secondly, though the movie is pretty bad, it doesn’t come off as desperate. Thirdly, the music didn’t annoy the hell out of me, a nice feat for a movie with “disco” in the title. Fourth, Dracula is not portrayed as a hapless buffoon, and his presence and situation adds a little depth to the proceedings. And finally, the plot in its second half veers the movie in the direction of satire when the presence of a vampire in the castle becomes a marketing tool for the hotel owners. No, the movie never really becomes good, but it does keep from being overly painful, and actually gave me some food for thought.

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I Am Suzanne! (1933)

I Bury the Living (1958)

I, Desire (1982)

I Dismember Mama (1974)

I Drink Your Blood (1970)

I Eat Your Skin (1964)

I Haven’t Got a Hat (1935)

I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)

I Killed Rasputin (1967)

I Like Babies and Infinks (1937)

I Like Mountain Music (1933)

I Love a Mystery (1945)

I Love to Singa (1936)

I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

I Married a Vampire (1987)

I Married a Witch (1942)

I Married an Angel (1942)

I, Monster (1971)

I.N.R.I. (1923)

I Saw What You Did (1965)

I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

I Walked With a Zombie (1943)

I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1958)

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

I Yam What I Yam (1933)

Ibong Adarna (1941)

The Ice House (1969)

The Ice Pirates (1964)

Iceman (1984)

Idaho Transfer (1973)

L’idee (1932)

Idle Roomers (1944)

If…. (1968)

If a Body Meets a Body (1945)

L’igiene dei Tombolino (1932)

I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You (1932)

I’ll Never Forget You (1951)

I’ll See You In Hell (1960)

Illusion of Blood (1966)

The Illustrated Man (1969)

Images (1972)

Immer Arger mit dem Bett (1961)

The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)

Immoral Tales (1974)

The Immortal (1969)

L’Immortelle (1963)

The Imperceptible Transmutations (1904)

An Impossible Balancing Feat (1902)

An Impossible Voyage (1904)

Impulse (1974)

In Like Flint (1967)

In Possession (1984)

In Search of Ancient Astronauts (1973)

In Search of Ancient Mysteries (1975)

In Search of Bigfoot (1976)

In Search of Dracula (1975)

In Search of Noah’s Ark (1976)

In Search of the Castaways (1962)

In the Barber Shop (1908)

In the Bogie Man’s Cave (1907)

In the Devil’s Garden (1971)

In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1986)

In the Year 2889 (1967)

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)

L’inconnu di Shandigor (1967)

The Incredible Hulk (1977)

The Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family (1977)

The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

The Incredible Paris Incident (1967)

The Incredible Petrified World (1959)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)

The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1963)

Incubus (1965)

Indestructible Man (1956)

The Indian Sorcerer (1908)

The Indian Tomb Part One: The Mission of the Yogi (1921)

The Indian Tomb Part 2: The Tiger of Bengal (1921)

Une indigestion (1902)

Das Indische Tuch (1963)

The Infantry Blues (1945)

The Infernal Cake-Walk (1903)

The Infernal Cauldron (1903)

Infernal Trio (1974)

L’inferno (1911)

Inferno (1980)

Inferno in Space (1956)

Infra-Man (1975)

Ingmarssonerna (1919)

The Inheritance (1947)

L’inhumaine (1924)

The Initiation of Sarah (1978)

Inn of the Damned (1977)

The Inn Where No Man Rests (1903)

Inner Sanctum (1948)

The Innocents (1961)

Inquisition (1976)

L’insaisissable Pickpocket (1908)

The Insects’ Christmas (1913)

Die Insel der Seligen (1913)

An Inspector Calls (1954)

Inspirace (1949)

An Interesting Story (1904)

International House (1933)

Interplanetary Revolution (1924)

The Intruder (1933)

The Intruder (1977)

The Intruder (1981)

The Intruder Within (1981)

Invaders from Space (1965)

Invasion (1966)

The Invasion (1982)

Invasion of the Animal People (1959)

Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Stealers (1969)

Invasion of the Mindbenders (1970)

Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)

Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Invasion of the Star Creatures (1963)

The Invasion of the Vampires (1963)

The Invasion of the Zombies (1962)

Invasion USA (1952)

The Invincible Brothers Maciste (1964)

The Invincible Masked Rider (1963)

The Invisible Agent (1942)

The Invisible Avenger (1958)

The Invisible Boy (1957)

Invisible Creature (1960)

The Invisible Dr. Mabuse (1962)

The Invisible Fluid (1908)

The Invisible Ghost (1941)

Invisible Invaders (1959)

The Invisible Killer (1939)

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man (1975)

The Invisible Man (1984)

The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

The Invisible Man vs. the Human Fly (1957)

The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)

The Invisible Monster (1950)

The Invisible Mouse (1947)

The Invisible Ray (1936)

The Invisible Terror (1963)

Invisible Thief (1909)

The Invisible Woman (1940)

Les invisibles (1906)

Los invisibles (1963)

Io uccido, tu uciddi (1965)

The Iron Claw (1941)

The Iron Giant (1999)

The Iron Super Man (1974)

Is My Palm Read (1933)

Isabel (1968)

The Island at the Top of the World (1974)

Island of Doomed Men (1940)

Island of Lost Souls (1933)

Island of Lost Women (1959)

Island of Terror (1966)

Island of the Dinosaurs (1966)

Island of the Lost (1967)

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Isle of the Dead (1945)

Isn’t it Shocking? (1973)

L’isola degli uomini pesce (1979)

It! (1965)

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

It Conquered the World (1956)

It Grows on Trees (1952)

It Had to be You (1947)

It Happened at Nightmare Inn (1973)

It Happened Here (1965)

It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

It Happens Every Spring (1949)

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

It’s a Dog’s Life (1955)

It’s a Gift (1923)

It’s a Greek Life (1936)

It’s a Small World (1950)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

It’s Alive (1969)

It’s Alive (1974)

It’s All in the Stars (1945)

It’s Got Me Again (1932)

It’s Not the Size that Counts (1974)

I’ve Lived Before (1956)

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Crocodile (1979)

Crocodile (1979)
aka Chorakhe
Article 6064 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Sompote Sands
Featuring Nard Poowanai, Ni Tien, Angela Wells
Country: Thailand
What it is: Another JAWS variant

Two men lose their families to a giant mutant crocodile, and they vow to destroy it.

No, it doesn’t follow the JAWS playbook religiously, but any movie about a man-killing aquatic animal whose second half consists of an extending sequence of a single boat in the middle of the sea doing battle with the title beastie is playing pretty close to the formula. And yes, this part of the movie works up a smidgeon of suspense, but only a smidgeon, and the fact that the movie seems intent on keeping the dialogue to a minimum only makes us feel that all of the characters are woefully undeveloped; JAWS got away with its final half by relying a great deal on well-developed characters. Most of the movie feels like filler; many of the scenes are unnecessary, and even the ones that are are stretched out too long. Special effects are also substandard. Another waste of time.

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H. G. Wells’ The New Invisible Man (1957)

H. G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come (1976)

The H-Man (1958)

Habeas Corpus (1928)

El hacha diabolica (1965)

Hail (1973)

Half Human (1957)

The Halfway House (1944)

Halloween (1978)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)

An Hallucinated Alchemist (1897)

The Hallucinations of Baron Munchausen (1911)

Ham and the Sausage Factory (1915)

Die Hamburger Krankheit (1979)

Hamlet (1913)

Hamlet (1921)

Hammersmith is Out (1972)

The Hand (1960)

The Hand (1981)

Hand of Death (1962)

Hand of Power (1968)

The Hand of the Artist (1907)

Hands of a Stranger (1962)

The Hands of Orlac (1925)

The Hands of Orlac (1961)

Hands of the Ripper (1972)

Hangar 18 (1980)

The Hanging Woman (1973)

Hangover Square (1945)

Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Hansel and Gretel (1908)

Hansel and Gretel (1954)

Hansel and Gretel (1954) Animated

Hansel und Gretel Verliefen Sich im Wald (1970)

Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971)

The Happy Cobblers (1952)

Happy Ever After (1954)

Happy Land (1943)

Hardware Wars (1977)

The Hare-Brained Hypnotist (1942)

Hare Ribbin’ (1944)

Hare Remover (1946)

Hare Tonic (1945)

The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island (1981)

Harlequin (1931)

Harlequin’s Story (1907)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998)

Harvey (1950)

Hasher’s Delirium (1910)

The Hat With Many Surprises (1901)

Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)

Haunted (1979)

The Haunted Bedroom (1913)

Haunted Cafe (1911)

The Haunted Castle (1896)

The Haunted Castle (1897)

The Haunted Castle (1921)

The Haunted Cat (1951)

The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901)

Haunted Gold (1932)

Haunted Harbor (1944)

The Haunted Hotel (1907)

The Haunted House (1921)

The Haunted House (1929)

The Haunted House of Horror (1969)

The Haunted Mouse (1941)

The Haunted Mouth (1974)

The Haunted Palace (1963)

Haunted Ranch (1943)

The Haunted Range (1926)

Haunted Spooks (1920)

The Haunted Strangler (1958)

The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting of Julia (1977)

The Haunting of M. (1979)

A Haunting We Will Go (1939)

Haunts (1977)

Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

Hauser’s Memory (1970)

Have a Heart (1928)

Have a Nice Weekend (1975)

Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959)

Have You Got Any Castles (1938)

Hawk of the Wilderness (1938)

Hawk the Slayer (1980)

The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)

Hay muertos que no hacen ruido (1946)

He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

He Knows You’re Alone (1980)

The Head (1959)

Heading for Heaven (1947)

The Headless Eyes (1971)

The Headless Ghost (1959)

The Headless Horseman (1922)

The Headless Horseman (1934)

The Hearse (1980)

Heartbeeps (1981)

Heart’s Haven (1922)

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Heaven Only Knows (1947)

The Heavenly Body (1943)

Heavenly Daze (1948)

Heavenly Music (1943)

Heavy Metal (1981)

Heavy Traffic (1973)

Hector’s Hectic Life (1948)

Die Heinzelmannchen (1956)

The Helicopter Spies (1968)

Hell-Bent for Election (1944)

Hell Night (1981)

Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

Hellhole (1985)

Hello Down There (1969)

Hell’s Bells (1929)

Hell’s Fire (1934)

The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

Hellzapoppin’ (1941)

Help! (1965)

Hen Hop (1942)

The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs (1905)

The Henderson Monster (1980)

The Henpecked Duck (1941)

Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943)

Her Husband’s Affairs (1947)

Her Jungle Love (1938)

Her Majesty’s Top Gun (1977)

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

Herbie Rides Again (1974)

Hercules (1983)

Hercules Against Rome (1964)

Hercules Against the Barbarians (1964)

Hercules Against the Mongols (1963)

Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964)

Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun (1964)

Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)

Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965)

Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964)

Hercules in New York (1969)

Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

Hercules in the Vale of Woe (1963)

Hercules of the Desert (1964)

Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (1964)

Hercules, Samson and Ulysses (1963)

Hercules the Avenger (1965)

Hercules Unchained (1959)

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Herencia macabra (1940)

The Herncrake Witch (1912)

Der Herr der Welt (1934)

Der Herr im Haus (1940)

Hexen Geschandet und zu Tode Gequalt (1973)

Die Hexer (1964)

Hey Diddle Diddle (1935)

The Hidden Hand (1942)

The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)

High Plains Drifter (1973)

High Tor (1956)

High Treason (1928)

Highly Dangerous (1950)

Hilfe ich bin Unsichtbar (1951)

Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)

Himmelskibet (1918)

The Hindoo Fakir (1902)

Hiroku Kaibyoden (1969)

His Prehistoric Past (1914)

Histoires extraordinares a faire pier ou a faire rire (1949)

The Hitcher (1986)

Hittin’ the Trail for Hallelujah Land (1931)

The Hobbit (1977)

Hoffmanns Erzahlungen (1916)

Hoffmanns Erzahlungen (1923)

Hokus Pokus (1949)

Hold that Ghost (1941)

Hold That Hypnotist (1957)

Hold that Line (1952)

The Hole in the Wall (1929)

Holiday Highlights (1940)

Holiday Land (1934)

Hollywood Capers (1935)

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

Hollywood Ghost Stories (1986)

Hollywood Horror House (1969)

Hollywood Meat Cleaver Massacre (1977)

The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher (1979)

Holocaust 2000 (1977)

El Hombre sin rostro (1950)

El hombre y el bestia (1973)

Home Sweet Home (1981)

Homebodies (1974)

Homicidal (1961)

L’homme aimonte (1907)

L’homme qui vendit son ame (1943)

Homunculus Part IV (1916)

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1985)

Honeymoon (1985)

Honeymoon Horror (1982)

The Honeymoon Killers (1969)

Hooligan Assists the Magician (1900)

Hop Harrigan (1946)

The Hope Diamond Mystery (1921)

Hoppity Pop (1946)

L’horloge magique ou La petite fille qui voulait ete prinesse (1928)

The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Un horrible cauchemar (1902)

The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)

The Horrible Sexy Vampire (1977)

Horror Castle (1963)

Horror Express (1973)

Horror Hospital (1973)

Horror Hotel (1960)

Horror Island (1941)

Horror of Dracula (1958)

The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

The Horror if It All (1963)

The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

Horror of the Zombies (1974)

Horror Rises from the Tomb (1973)

The Horrors of Burke and Hare (1972)

Horrors of Spider Island (1960)

Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Horton Hatches the Egg (1942)

Hospital Massacre (1981)

Host to a Ghost (1947)

Hot Cross Bunny (1948)

Hot Dog (1930)

Hot to Trot (1988)

Hot Water (1924)

Houdini (1953)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1914)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972)

The House at the Edge of the Park (1980)

House Hunting Mice (1947)

A House in Nightmare Park (1977)

House of Blood (1973)

The House in the Woods (1959)

House of Dark Shadows (1970)

House of Darkness (1940)

House of Dracula (1945)

House of Fear (1939)

The House of Fear (1945)

The House of Frankenstein (1945)

House of Horrors (1946)

House of Magic (1939)

House of Mortal Sin (1976)

House of Mystery (1934)

House of Mystery (1961)

House of Secrets (1936)

The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

House of the Black Death (1965)

House of the Damned (1963)

House of the Damned (1974)

House of the Living Dead (1974)

The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

The House of Tomorrow (1949)

House of Usher (1960)

House of Wax (1953)

House on Bare Mountain (1962)

House on Haunted Hill (1958)

The House on Skull Mountain (1974)

House on Straw Hill (1976)

The House that Jack Built (1900)

The House that Dripped Blood (1971)

The House that Screamed (1969)

The House that Vanished (1973)

The House that Would Not Die (1970)

The House Where Evil Dwells (1981)

How a Mosquito Operates (1912)

How Awful about Allan (1970)

How Doooo You Do!!!! (1945)

How He Missed His Train (1900)

How I Won the War (1967)

How it Feels to be Run Over (1900)

How the Old Woman Caught the Omnibus (1903)

How to Make a Doll (1968)

How to Make a Monster (1958)

How to Steal the World (1968)

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

How War Came (1941)

Howard the Duck (1986)

Howdy Doody’s Christmas (1951)

A Howling in the Woods (1971)

Hu-Man (1975)

Huey’s Ducky Daddy (1953)

Huis clos (1954)

Hula-La (1951)

Human Beasts (1980)

The Human Duplicators (1965)

Human Experiments (1979)

Human Feelings (1978)

The Human Fly (1902)

The Human Monster (1939)

The Human Vapor (1960)

The Humanoid (1979)

Humanoid Woman (1981)

Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1976)

The Hunchbadk of Soho (1966)

The Hunchback of the Morgue (1973)

Der Hund von Baskerville (1936)

Der Hund von Blackwood Castle (1968)

Hundra (1983)

Hunger (1974)

Hunter (1973)

Hunter of the Unknown (1966)

The Hunters of the Golden Cobra (1982)

Hurricane Island (1951)

Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Hyde Park Corner (1935)

The Hyena of London (1964)

Hyper Alien: People from Another Star (1986)

The Hypnotic Eye (1960)

The Hypnotist (1957)

Hypnotized (1932)

Hypnotized (1952)

Hysteria (1965)

Hysterical (1983)

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Dr. Jekyll’s Dungeon of Death (1979)

Dr. Jekyll’s Dungeon of Death (1979)

Article 6063 by Dave Sindelar

Date: 7-31-2022

Directed by James Wood

Featuring James Mathers, John F. Kearney, Dawn Carver Kelly

Country: U.S.

What it is: Much scenery was chewed during the making of this movie.

A mad descendant of the original Dr. Jekyll experiments with a version of his ancestor’s serum enhanced by Nazis.  He tries to get a sane scientist to help him out by kidnapping the latter’s daughter.
This is such a cheap and shoddy little movie that one is tempted to just point to its financial shortcomings and be done with it, but that’s a little too easy. As an example, I’ve seen the movie criticized for much of it being underlit, and though I’ve occasionally criticized some movies for that very reason, that’s not a problem here; because what you do see is sufficient for the purposes of the story. No, my problem comes down to the script in that a) the story is not well told and b) even if it were, it wouldn’t be worth telling. It’s one of those movies where you know where it’s going after the first ten minutes and that most of the time spent watching the movie is waiting for the end scene where practically everyone will die.  There are at least two performers here who are way over the top, and perhaps the most impressive sequences (the martial arts fights) are marred by the fact that they don’t look anything like the rage-filled acts of violence the plot requires them to be and instead look just like choreographed martial arts fights. Ultimately, the movie is a bore and never even begins to look like it might not be. A waste of time.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Article 6062 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 7-23-2022
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Featuring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Country: USA
What it is: The end of an era

Kirk and McCoy get framed for the murder of a Klingon High Chancellor, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew must solve the mystery and rescue their friends from a Klingon prison colony.

This movie more or less marked the end of the original “Star Trek” from the sixties and begins setting things up for the follow-up *Star Trek: The Next Generation”. It’s not as good as the second and fourth movies of the series, but a definite improvement over the fifth of the series. There are a few touches that don’t quite work, but overall, it’s a good story with strong direction and a decent script. The Shakespeare references get a bit tiresome after a while, but I do like the Peter Pan reference that ends the movie. And I wish there was more of David Warner in the movie, but you can’t always get what you want.

Devil Dog: The Hound From Hell (1978)

Devil Dog: The Hound from Hell (1978)
Article 6061 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 7-15-2022
Directed by Curtis Harrington
Featuring Richard Crenna, Yvette Mimieux, Kim Richards
Country: USA
What it is: Not a good boy

A suburban family is given a puppy as a gift, but it turns out to be an evil force that possesses the family and kills anyone who threatens it.

What this TV-Movie amounts to is a variation of THE OMEN in which the Antichrist is replaced with a demon dog. And for what it is, it’s passable at best, I suppose, but there are some annoyances; there’s some silly dialogue and the score is truly tedious. It’s biggest problem is the snail’s pace of the story; quite frankly, you could ignore it for several minutes at a time and be confident you haven’t missed anything important. For a while I thought this was going to prove to be one of those TV-movies not intended as a pilot, but check in on the last five minutes and you’ll catch them setting it up. I’m glad they didn’t bite: imagine a version of KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER in which characters less interesting than Kolchak chase the same monster every week.

Dr. Strange (1978)

Dr. Strange (1978)
Article 6060 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 7-2-2022
Directed by Philip DeGuere Jr.
Featuring Peter Hooten, Clyde Kusatsu, Jessica Walters
Country: USA
What it is: Failed series pilot, comic book subgenre

Ancient sorceress Morgan LeFey is sent to Earth by the forces of evil to prevent a sorcerer from passing his powers to his successor, thereby making sure an origin story doesn’t take place.

If the trivia section of IMDB is correct, this was one of Stan Lee’s favorites among the comic book adaptations he worked on during the seventies. It’s definitely a failed pilot; the movie makes all the moves you’d expect from something intended to launch one. However, the movie failed to garner much attention from an audience probably watching “ROOTS” at the time. Still, I do wonder if it would have flown as a series. In my own estimation, if they found a different score and were careful with the special effects, they might have pulled it off. In my own opinion, it’s okay at best, and I personally felt it was the type of story for which it would have been better to save for an era when the special effects had reached a higher level.

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