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“I’ll leave my Supermen to the comic strips,” says Holliman’s character about this supposed Nietzschean murderer whose evolution sees him disrespect the lessons of The Bible and its parables as well as psychology and the law itself. He or she can get away with killing anonymously… Hamilton doesn’t agree but he listens and understands his…

Read more The Nietzschean Superman’s Cross to Bear in The Power (1967) Part Two

*contains spoilers “Fraulein, would you like to watch Die Nibelungen Saga (1924) tonight, or The Power (1967)?,” the Nietzschean Nazi skinhead asked to the gay transgender or transvestite prostitute who he accidentally picked up in a scene right out of The Kinks song Lola… Eddie Murphy gave one “a ride home” one evening! … Yes,…

Read more The Nietzschean Superman’s Cross to Bear in The Power (1967) Part One

*contains spoilers When we look at the trilogy of the Office of Scientific Investigation (OSI) movies from the early to mid 1950s, we must give credit to the producer Ivan Tors (1916-83 heart attack). Tors was a European émigré, he came from Hungary in 1939, and his name is probably more familiar to those who…

Read more The Cult of The Magnetic Monster and the Office of Scientific Investigation

*contains spoilers Producer and director Michael Laughlin (1943-) has been around since the late 1960s. He produced the highly praised Bryan Forbes (1926-2013 multiple sclerosis) directed film The Whisperers (1967) which earned Dame Edith Evans (1888-1976) an Oscar nomination. He also produced one of director Monte Hellman’s (1932-) finished products Two Lane Blacktop (1971). Raised…

Read more Director Michael Laughlin’s Strange Unfinished Trilogy

*contains spoilers There are a trio of “Body Snatcher” type sci-fi movies which all seem to have snatched source material from all over the place making them not quite original, but their melting pot of ideas have produced something aficionados of the genre may cherish. It Came from Outer Space (1953) is the first movie…

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