Proudly presenting the views of a certain Fool For Blood called Aaron Christensen on five films screened during Offscreen Film Festival 2015. Below you can read about Tobe Hooper‘s ‘Eaten Alive’, Roger Corman‘s ‘The Little Shop Of Horrors’ and its ’80s all-star cast musical/re-make brother, one of production company Cannon’s most accomplished efforts called ‘Runaway Train’ (starring the mighty Jon Voight) and last but not least a British sci-fi success from the sixties, ‘Day Of The Triffids’ based on a novel by John Wyndham (the man responsible for writing ‘The Midwich Cuckoos’, which was adapted into another milestone of UK sci-fi/horror cinema entitled ‘Village Of The Damned’).
When Dr. Miles J. Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) returns to his small hometown, some things just seem a bit off. Slowly but surely, Bennell and his love-interest Becky Driscoll (Dana Wynter) will discover that a malignant entity is taking over the town, replacing its population one by one with alien duplicates.
The film opens with what looks like ephemeral intestines floating through the void of space looking to spread their mischief on the innocent population of some unsuspecting planet. Luckily they come to Earth where no one is innocent; they end up in San Francisco, California, where people are less innocent still. When the intergalactic spooge settles upon the town of San Francisco it forms nasty little buds with awful red flowers on them….
When a group of seven people on a cruise with a sailing yacht are overtaken by a nightly storm, the find themselves stranded on a mysterious, desolate island. The fauna is strangely absent on this piece of sub-continental land. However, the flora is plentiful and of a whole different kind of nature. The group is soon to discover a habitat that will taunt their imaginations…
Stop watching the skies. Prepare to enter a world unlike you’ve ever encountered, as documentary makers Jasper Sharp and Tim Grabham invite you to look down into the weird and fascinating realm of… Well, simply read on and discover for yourself.