10 Films Set Beyond Our Solar System

10 Films Set Beyond Our Solar System

10 Films Set Beyond Our Solar System first published by BFI, 15 Dec 2022 Includes capsules of: Forbidden Planet, Planet of the Vampires, Solaris, Fantastic Planet, Dark Star, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Dune (1984), Alien 3, Hard To Be A God In James Cameron’s Avatar (2009), tiny islands float over the jungle moon Pandora, sending…

Shock

Shock (1977)

Shock first published by Little White Lies, as entry 146 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Shock opens with handheld footage of a house that has clearly been long uninhabited, even as removalists arrive with a family’s crates of belongings. This previously empty house is about to become a home again, at least temporarily, for Dora…

A Bay

A Bay of Blood (Ecologia del Delitto) (1971)

A Bay of Blood (Ecologia del Delitto) first published by Little White Lies, as the 88th instalment of my Cinema Psychotronicum column Mario Bava’s A Bay of Blood opens with a shadowy figure placing a low-hanging noose around the neck of elderly Countess Federica Donati (Isa Miranda) and kicking the wheelchair out from under her….

Kill

Kill, Baby… Kill! (1966)

Kill, Baby… Kill! first published by Little White Lies, as part 42 of my Cinema Psychotronicum column If the title Kill, Baby… Kill! suggests the sort of hyperbolic exploitation (possibly involving kickass go-go girls) found in Russ Meyer’s similarly over-punctuated Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! from the previous year, in fact Mario Bava’s film – called Operazione…

Lisa

Lisa And The Devil (1971)

Lisa And The Devil first published by VODzilla.co “I find that invariably, Lisa, there’s a very simple explanation for almost everything. Don’t you agree?” The speaker is Leandro, played by Telly Savalas with a jovially eccentric manner and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. Leandro is a mysterious jack of all trades – a wrangler of…