“The Swarm is coming!” I wish I could somehow convey how imperative and compelling and flat-out exciting those words were to me, way back in 1978, when they were so dramatically intoned in the trailer that seemed to pop up constantly on TV and at every other movie I went to that winter and spring.… Read More ‘The Swarm’ (1978): Is Irwin Allen’s disaster pic one of the worst movies ever made?
So the other day I had to take out an unsecured loan to put gas in my lawnmower, and it made me think of my old man, who whenever he lent me his ’81 Caprice Classic always stipulated I had to fill the tank…which he would first run dry (How’s it goin’ down there, Dad? Hot… Read More ‘Zero Hour!’ (1957), ‘Hot Rods to Hell’ (1967), ‘Skyjacked’ (1972): A terrorized travelers triple feature
Well…if everything else seems to be a disaster right now, it couldn’t hurt to watch some disaster flicks, now could it?
“Tomorrow we’ve got 75,000 people in the Dome…and a psycho on the loose.”
So. It’s getting late and I don’t want to screw around. I don’t want “good” TV or “fine television” (blech), and I don’t want what everyone else wants, like GOT (this country, no question, is doomed). I want old timey stuff from my youth, with grown-up actors and actresses whom I recognize, in plots I… Read More ‘Disaster on the Coastliner’ (1979): It’s Shatner to the rescue when Amtrak goes off the rails
1977’s Rollercoaster is a first-rate TV suspenser, blasted onto the big screen via Sensurround.
Seeing as how Hawaii is set to blow apart any minute now, from Movies & Drinks‘s “Things Could Be WAY Worse” files comes a review of Warner Bros.‘ 1980 disastrous disaster epic, When Time Ran Out…,
Strange, cold, perverse thriller from the golden age of disaster movies.