Westworld (1973)
Film / Science Fiction

Westworld (1973)

A decade or so before James Cameron’s The Terminator (1984) came Michael Crichton’s directorial debut Westworld which looks now like a forerunner of Cameron’s cyborg thriller. It also anticipates Crichton’s own 1990 novel (and Steven Spielberg’s subsequent 1993 big screen adaptation of it) Jurassic Park – in both stories, technological disasters threaten the lives of … Continue reading

Zachariah (1971)
Fantasy / Film

Zachariah (1971)

Fans of 60s counter-culture, 70s psychedelia, westerns and cinematic oddities will find much to enjoy in George Englund’s very odd Zachariah, billed as “the first electric western.” No matter how odd some of those spaghetti westerns were (and there were some seriously strange examples in the 70s) none were quite as weird as the American … Continue reading