Hello everyone! If you are tired of watching the same movies every week. I decided to list five movies I watch over the past couple of months that are off the grid.
Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments (1995). Directed by Erica Benedikty.
Starring John Rubick and Tina Dumoulin. I just finished watching this movie last night after a recommendation from @billyLillyUniverse and it was so much fun to watch!!! It is a super low budget film about a separate military agent who has to go on one last mission to track down these weird leafy green things called Phobe. Sgt. Gregory Dapp (who is played by John Rubick) ends up locating the Phobes to Earth and starts a cat and dog chase with them.
While on the hunt he meets Jennifer (played by Tina Dumoulin) who is attacked by one of the phobes. And joins Gregory on this hunt to capture these creatures with 72 hours or face uncertain doom!
Fun fact about the movie: The budget for the film was $250!
Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments is available to watch on Night Flight Plus!
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988). Directed by Todd Haynes. Starring: Barbie the doll and Ken the doll:
When Todd Haynes was going to college he decided to make a short movie about the life one of his idols: Karen Carpenter. But with little to no budget for real life actors he decided to use what he had available:
This is a very short movie of a running time of 43 mins. It is worth a watch.
Fun fact about the film: Todd Haynes received a cease and desist order on this movie because he did not have permission from the Carpenter family to use Karen Carpenter as a subject in his film. Personally I feel like the family were not trilled at all that Haynes used Barbie dolls to depict the life of Karen Carpenter.
Available to watch on YouTube (until it gets pull from used):
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
UFO Abduction (aka The McPherson Tape) (1989). Directed by Dean Alioto.
Starring Tommy Giavocchini and Patrick Kelley. So I have a long stand admiration for any move that has been released by Bleeding Skull. So when I saw the synopsis for this movie I knew I have to get it! The plot centers around a very midwestern type of family who get together on the evening of October 8, 1983 for a young child’s birthday dinner. However little do they know that their very mundane evening is about to be shook up by some uninvited guests. ALIENS!!!
Fun fact about this movie: Before it’s released by AGFA and Bleeding Skull. The movie was extremely hard to get because the main tape was destroyed by a warehouse fire.
Available to buy here:
The Search of Weng Weng (2013) directed by Andrew Leavod
Weng Weng was a small stature actor who majored in martial arts and stunts from the Philippines. Although he was in countless movies not a whole lot was know about his story. In this documentary we discover the rise of his stardom and the lows that he endured during his short life.
Fun fact about this movie: Weng Weng only appeared in about 14 movies in his career.
Available to watch on Tubi:
Starstuck (1982). Directed by Gillian Armstrong. Starring Joey Kennedy, and Ross O’Donovan. This movie might be a little well know vs the other movies on this list. Joey Kennedy stars as Jackie a waitress with big dreams of becoming a well known singer. Her cousin and song writer recognizes her dream and together they go chasing stardom.
Fun fact about this movie: This was Ross O’Donovan first movie role.
Available to watch on The Criterion Collection Channel.
Have you seen any of this movies? If so, any thoughts on them?
Until next time!
Source. Wikipedia and Internet Movie Datebase