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John Jos. Miller’s CREATURE FEATURE

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The Most Obscure (and Gory) Marvel Comic Book Movie, Ever All right, let’s see a show hands: Who’s seen Man-Thing? I don’t see many hands going up, probably because this film bombed out in focus groups, was shown once (maybe) on television, and went direct to video.  Some critics call it the worst superhero movie ever, but trust me (have …

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The Dr. Satan Duology Thanks to the fine folks at Trash Palace, the Dr. Satan Duology (Dr. Satan and Dr. Satan and Black Magic) are now available with English subtitles. These movies are so undeservingly obscure that they each have only a dozen votes on the IMDB rating board. Hopefully this new subtitled DVD release will give them a wider …

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5 Million Years to Quatermass

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I visited an old friend on the weekend and that inevitably leads to late night critiquing of B horror movies. Watching old horror movies is a lot of fun. Watching old horror movies with someone with whom you can make snide remarks is just about perfect. This time around we selected two films to occupy our time: The Brotherhood of …

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Crash Bang Crack ‘Em Up

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Earlier this week Tanzi, wrote a great article about his favourite childhood toy and, in so doing, threw down the gauntlet to the rest of the Cheese-Magneteers.  I rushed to be the first to take up that gauntlet, because, you know, free gauntlet.  That bad joke aside, anybody who knows me is all too familiar with my love of toys …

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To Mend and Defend

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With the 2011 release of the complete series on DVD, I introduced my daughters to the show ReBoot.  In the last few months, the girls have really taken to it and insist that it be mandatory family viewing at least once a week.  As this allows us some relaxed family time, Jenn and I are not complaining. ReBoot was the …

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Is This The Worst Science Fiction Novel Ever? This is another installment in my continuing review of 1950’s sf novels.  It barely squeaks by the criterion of “1950s sf novel” because of its reprinting by FFM in 1951.  And to answer my question right off the bat, sadly, probably no.  But it is the worst sf novel I’ve read in …

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Blood In My Eyes: An Interview With Eric Spudic

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If you’re a regular reader of Cheese Magnet, there’s a pretty fair chance you’ve seen Eric Spudic’s work, whether you know it or not (unless you’re Scott Phillips, as you’ll see). A jack-of-all-trades in the B-Movie biz, Eric was kind enough to take the time to do the following interview. His lifelong enthusiasm for B-Movies is infectious. SCOTT PHILLIPS: I’ll …

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Made for TV Terror

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I agonized a bit over what topic to discuss in this, my first Cheese Magnet post. Ultimately it came down to what appealed to me last night as I looked at my DVD collection. My goal is to have some fun with these posts so I expect whims and whatever strikes my fancy will lead me to my topics. Anyway, this time my whims …

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A Couple of Oddballs I’m going to save the post regarding the ten or twenty worst sf movies of the 1950’s (so far viewed) for later, because I recently saw two really oddball films — one sf of a sort and the other action/adventure — that I’d like to talk about. I’m going to start with the Mike Hammer movie, …

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JohnJosMiller’s CREATURE FEATURE

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About Half Way There So, I took most of the summer off. Not sure how that happened. I’ve decided to blame Jillie, the silver-striped tabby kitten we acquired early on in the season. One of Gail’s co-workers found her wandering on the street, about six weeks old and all of a pound and a half. We were a little concerned …

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A Cheese Magneteer Update.

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Hey Folks, Scott P here. It’s been freaking forever since I posted anything on CM, and slightly less than forever since our most prolific writer JJM has posted, and I wanted to give our faithful readers a little bit of an update, because it’s killing me that the site has been dead for awhile. Long story short: everyone who writes …

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John Jos. Miller’s CREATURE FEATURE

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For Fans of Ghosts and Kids’ Lit Sorry for the long silence, but your humble Cheese Magnet correspondent has been holding down the fort alone here for over a week and it seems as if I spend most of my day feeding cats and then cleaning litter boxes.  I’m sure there’s some connection between these two events, but I can’t …

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John Jos. Miller CREATURE FEATURE

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A HEINLEIN TRIO So, making progress on my 1950s novel project.  I thought I’d save up a few Heinlein novels and throw out the reviews all at once.  Three decent books this time around.  None are great, all are at least entertaining. Door Into Summer, The (1957) Characters: The characters all (for the most part) act and talk and seem …

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A Tragic Vampire and A Killer Tree Today we take a look at two movies I discovered while perusing Warren’s invaluable KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES:  THE VAMPIRE (1957) and WOMANEATER (1958, but not released in the U.S. until 1959). First, THE VAMPIRE.  This is an unassuming little movie (sometimes called MARK OF THE VAMPIRE on tv; it’s not to be …