Tentacles

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.”  That was the tag line on posters for “Jaws 2” in 1978.  Truth is, copycats had already given several other reasons not to go back in the water by this point.  Of course, one of those films came to us courtesy of…

Empire of the Ants

Giant bug movies…gotta love ‘em.  From “Them” to “Tarantula” to “Mothra,” there’s just something wonderful about huge insects.  Even when the movie is horrible, it’s hard not to enjoy a giant bug movie.  Director Bert I Gordon definitely had a thing for the genre, having directed “Beginning of the End” and “Earth Vs. The Spider”…

Critters

When you end up with a hit movie, chances are good that someone is going to try and copy your success.  After Jaws made you afraid to go into the ocean there came Piranha, Tentacles, and Orca: The Killer Whale.  So…after Joe Dante’s Gremlins was a hit in the summer of 1985, we saw a…