Christopher Stewardson

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Review: Warning from Space (1956)

Starfish aliens, a planet hurtling towards Earth, and mankind divided on what to do; this is 1956’s Warning from Space. This poignant sci-fi spectacular delivers...

Brides, Brains, and Beings from Beyond

A comparison of I Married a Monster from Outer Space and The Brain from Planet Arous.  Content warning: this essay discusses sensitive topics, including sexual assault. In 1958, two...

Review: All Monsters Attack (1969)

Over the last decade or so, 1969’s All Monsters Attack has received a much-appreciated critical reappraisal. Often considered one of the worst entries in the Godzilla...

Review: Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

1965’s Die, Monster, Die! is a loose adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Colour Out of Space. As an adaptation, it may disappoint fans of Lovecraft; but for fans...

Fantasia 2020 Review: Sanzaru (2020)

Sanzaru is a terrific and unsettling watch. The ideas it plays with – of family trauma, repressed memories, and how they seep into the very...