Italian film producers in the late 70’s and early 80’s excelled at taking hit American films and then ripping them off completely. Hence, Jaws begat The Last Shark, Alien begat Contamination, Conan begat Conquest and Star Wars begat Starcrash. Starcrash is a film that on paper boasts an impressive pedigree. It stars Christopher Plummer, DavidContinue reading “Starcrash”

Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter

Hammer Productions ultimately could not withstand the heightened gore that audiences came to favor in the early 70s, as the gritty realism of The Last House on the Left and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre made Gothic horror appear almost quaint. Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter is latter day Hammer, yet featuring all the things that made theseContinue reading “Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter”