This page is devoted to short reviews, tidbits and thoughts on the movies that influenced me most and have left impressions on me from my childhood through my early adult life. As a movie lover in general, it would be a painstaking task to present a perfect compilation of information and reviews concerning each and every movie that I've ever loved, and so many countless recent movies have left an impression on me as well. I've decided to devote this page to a handful of the movies that, for good or bad, left their marks upon the impressionable psyche of a young life already haunted by the inner fantasies he'd often revert to apart from the inspirations of films and television, all of which would eventually manifest into his own works and writings. These films helped to make me who I am.
It's Alive (1974) John Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Dir. Larry Cohen
The Blob (1958) Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe Dir. Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Five Million Years To Earth (a.k.a. Quatermass & The Pit) (1968) James Donald, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley Dir. Roy Ward Baker
Voyage Into Space (1970) Mitsunobu Keneko
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, William Demarest Dir. John Newland
Alien (1979) Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto Dir. Ridley Scott
The War of the Worlds (1953) Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Dir. Byron Haskin
Mad Monster Party (1967) Phyllis Diller, Boris Karloff, Gale Garnett, Dir. Jules Bass
Superman The Movie (1978) Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Terence Stamp, Susannah York, Valerie Perrine, Phyllis Thaxter Dir. Richard Donner
Invaders From Mars (1953) Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Dir. William Cameron Menzies
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Dir. Don Siegel
Logan's Run (1976) Michael York , Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutter, Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Dir. Michael Anderson
War of the Gargantuas (1966) Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara Dr. Ishirô Honda
The Fly (1986) Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz Dir. David Cronenberg
Brazil (1985) Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro Dr. Terry Gilliam