Sci-Fi worth watching

I’m looking ahead at the Sci-Fi channel’s Halloween movie schedule. They’ve got a few good movies and a few so-bad-they’re-good ones.

DAGON tues Oct 23 3:30 pm
Stuart Gordon’s fish-fest might be edited too much for broadcast, but it’s worth checking out. An over-the-top adaptation of The Shadow Over Innsmouth, filmed in Spain through Fantastic Factory.

DEAD & BREAKFAST thurs Oct 25 3:00 am
Haven’t seen this one yet, but heard good things about this comedy/slasher a couple years ago.

FRANKENFISH thurs Oct 25 11:00 am
Slow at first, but fun once the fish start munching. Here’s Scott Foy’s review: http://schlocktoberfest.com/dc_review_archives/foy_DCfrankenfish.html

DARKNESS friday Oct 26 9:00 am
Another Fantastic Factory production, this one starring Anna Pacquin. Not the most logical story, but well shot and edited.

KING OF THE LOST WORLD sat Oct 27 1:00 PM
Haven’t seen it yet, but might be fall under the so-bad-it’s-good category. Foy’s review: http://schlocktoberfest.com/dc_review_archives/foy_DCkinglost.html

SASQUATCH MOUNTAIN sat Oct 27 3:00 pm
Not to be confused with SASQUATCH, which also starred Lance Henriksen. This is the low budget equivalent of From Dusk Till Dawn, only here the vampires are swapped out with Bigfoot. It’s okay, but not great.

ABOMINABLE sat Oct 27 7:00 pm
The best Lance Henriksen Bigfoot movie yet (actually, he only has a small role). This has a REAR WINDOW plot about a man in a wheelchair trying to warn his neighbors about a killer Skunk Ape. Great monster effects.

SKELETON MAN sun Oct 28 3:00 am
Unspeakably bad. Skeletor rides around a forest killing military types. You have to see it to believe it. Foy’s review: http://schlocktoberfest.com/dc_review_archives/foy_DCskeletonman.html

One more programming note: Friday, Oct 26th, is zombie day on Turner Classic Movies! Beginning at 12:15 pm:

Voodoo Island (1957)
Zombies On Broadway (1945)
King Of The Zombies (1941)
Revenge Of The Zombies (1943)
Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)
White Zombie (1932)