A vicious corporation tries to kill and starve the last remaining habitants of the Bronx in order to build their own high-rise developments. A lone long-haired, hot-tempered warrior, Trash, is his only obstacle. Trash, a psychopathic bomb-maker and his equally psychopathic preschool son and an annoying activist help him out by kidnapping “the President” (of the corporation), a Richard Dreyfuss look-alike. Henry Silva plays another psychopath, this one on the side of the corporations. A favorite movie of Mystery Science Theater 3000 series.
Blutige Schreie / Strange Behavior (1981) Michael Laughlin, Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Widowed John Brady is the Chief of Police in small town Galesburg, Illinois, where he has lived most of his life. His only offspring, Pete Brady, is a bright high school senior. John has been in turmoil since the suspicious death of his wife Catherine years earlier, which he always believed had something to do with her boss, Dr. Le Sange, who himself died shortly after Catherine’s passing. Only recently has John and Pete’s home life gotten back on track with John dating Barbara Moorehead, a waitress at the local hangout, she who has known John for some time. John’s life takes a turn for the worse when he has to investigate the brutal slashing murders of four townsfolk in four separate incidents. A brief eyewitness statement to one of the murders before the eyewitness herself is murdered is the only substantive evidence. However, the three other victims were the sons of long time friends of his. Those three friends have a special connection to John’s past. As such, he believes if the …
The Afterman (1985) Rob Van Eyck, Luc Allaerts, Guido De Belder, Danielle Detremmerie, Art-house, Sci-fi
“The Afterman” is about a guy who lived alone in an atomic fallout shelter after the A-Bomb was dropped, so he can’t read, write or speak. 20 years later the shelter opens and he wanders into a barbaric world full of sex and depravity. The film is done completely without dialogue and it offers some wall-to-wall sleaze including graphic nudity, homosexual rape and forced blow-job.
Thirst (1979) Rod Hardy, Chantal Contouri, Shirley Cameron, Max Phipps, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the “blood cows” (read: people) kept at the “dairy farm”, and they try to get her to join them.
Dreamscape (1984) Joseph Ruben, Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people’s dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams.
Back to the Planet of the Apes (1981) Arnold Laven, Don Weis, Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Sci-Fi
Three twentieth century astronauts travel through a time warp and crash on Earth in 3085 A.D.. One of the astronauts is killed in the impact, and the two survivors, Alan Virdon and Pete Burke, find that they have returned to an Earth where their loved ones are long dead, where technological civilization has fallen, and where humanity is subjugated by intelligent, talking simians who live in jungle cities and preside over pastoral hinterlands. The two astronauts are captured by horse-riding gorillas (the ape army) and taken before an orangutan tribunal. They are deemed a threat to ape security and sentenced to death. The two condemned men are visited in their cell by a curious chimpanzee named Galen, who is fascinated by their accounts of an advanced human civilization centuries past. After Galen accidentally kills a gorilla and is charged with murder, Virdon, Burke, and Galen all escape the ape city and are fugitives hunted by a determined gorilla named Urko. Virdon manages to salvage a computer disk from the downed spaceship before it is destroyed by the gorillas, and the trio’s travels take them to the earthquake-prone remains of a human city, where they are cornered by Urko’s troops.
An alien microbe lands in remote Siberia in the 1950’s. In the year 2004, US scientist working at a top secret underground lab in Alaska clone the microbe. A garbled distress signal is heard from the lab just before a complete lock down of the facility. This is the last word sent out from the scientists. A team of scientists and military personnel are in charge of finding out what went wrong.
The Sexplorer / Girl From Starship Venus (1975) Derek Ford, Monika Ringwald, Mark Jones, Andrew Grant, Comedy, Sci-fi, Sexploitation, Erotic
A spaceship from Venus arrives in London’s Piccadilly Circus of all places. One alien visitor takes the form of a, usually naked, blonde hottie. Our alien sexpot goes about exploring the strange and seedy world of 70’s London. People are both shocked and turned on by this childlike creature. Filled to the brim with nudity, laughs and some interesting music too.
In the future, a nuclear war has transformed the Earth into a radioactive wasteland where the sea has dried up leaving it as a post-apocalyptic desert. In the desert, A desert scavenger named Nomad discovers a robotic head, arriving in New York City, A space marine named Moses Baxter buys the robotic head from Nomad as a Christmas present for his girlfriend Jill Grakowski, who decides to use it for one of her sculptures. But all hell starts breaking loose, when the robotic head is activated and begins to rebuilt itself. When Alvy, a junkyard dealer discover the robotic head is a Mark 13, a military cyborg of a project that was abandoned. Moses learns Jill’s life is in danger, as the Mark 13 cyborg goes on a violent rampage in Jill’s apartment as Jill has become the the prime target for extermination.
Un Ticket pour l’Espace / A Ticket to Space (2006) Eric Lartigau, Kad Merad, Olivier Baroux, Marina Foïs, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Lack of support from a tax weary French public threatens to jeopardise France’s programme of space research. The head of the research team, Simon Werburger, comes up with an idea to raise the necessary funding – a new scratch card which will offer two ordinary French citizens the chance to spend a fortnight aboard the space station. Although the scheme is a success, the man charged with piloting the shuttle to the space station, Beaulieu, refuses to take part in what he considers to be a cynical marketing ploy. He changes his mind when he learns that Soizic, the woman he worships, has been assigned to the mission. The two winners are announced. They are Stéphane Cardoux, a failed actor whose wife has just left him, and Alexandre Yonis, whose keenness and preparedness for the mission soon appear suspicious. Beaulieu ultimately recognises Yonis as one of his former colleagues who has a deadly grudge against him – but too late. Yonis has managed to take control of the space station’s control systems and intends to send it crashing into France unless his brother – a notorious serial killer – is released from prison…