Monthly Archives: July 2012

Alien Contamination (1981)

(Originally announced as Alien Arrives on Earth; also known as Contamination) Oh, those crafty Italian movie guys.  If an English-language horror movie makes money in Italy, they’re awfully quick to throw together an unofficial sequel and get it into theaters … Continue reading

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Alien (1979)

Alien is one of those films that I feel that 98% of the population has seen, and most of those people have seen it multiple times.  There’s not much more that I can write that hasn’t already been written about … Continue reading

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Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

(Filmed under the title Communion; later re-released under the title Holy Terror.) I’m going to start this entry with a rather embarrassing confession:  I’ve never seen Don’t Look Now, Nicholas Roeg’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novella.  Okay, so my … Continue reading

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Alias Nick Beal (1949)

The film under discussion today is Alias Nick Beal, which was released by Paramount in 1949.  It was directed by John Farrow, who may be better known nowadays as Mia’s dad.  It’s a pat little morality play that offers no … Continue reading

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Alias John Preston (1955)

Christopher Lee stars as John Preston, a man of some wealth who moves to a small town in England.  He’s not very forthcoming with details of his past, and he has several odd quirks.  Still, he’s a mover and a … Continue reading

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Alabama’s Ghost (1973)

Sometimes, you see a film and you simply don’t know what to make of it.  For instance, take Liquid Sky.  The first time I attempted to watch it, I bailed on it about twenty minutes in.  A few months later, … Continue reading

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