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Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Shadowzone" review

Shadowzone (1990)

Director: J.S. Cardone
Writer: J.S. Cardone

Louise Fletcher ... Dr. Erhardt
David Beecroft ... Capt. Hickock
James Hong ... Dr. Van Fleet
Frederick Flynn ... Tommy Shivers
Shawn Weatherly ... Dr. Kidwell
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Wiley

A group of scientists are conducting dream experiments in an underground lab. They accidentally kill one of the volunteers so the marines get called in. It turns out that the scientists have unleashed a creature from the dream dimension or Shadowzone. The creature fills you with your greatest fears and then destroys you. Soon many victims will wander off down dark hallways in search of their B-movie doom.

Another underground laboratory. Another monster attacking. Another B-movie "Alien" rip-off. Another beautiful naked woman lying in a glass tube. Hey, wait a minute, that's kind of new. Oh no. Wait. That was in "Lifeforce". Oh yeah. But the amount of time this female stays in her test tube is much longer than the naked woman in "Lifeforce". In fact, I would venture to say that "Shadowzone" has the longest scene of a naked woman lying in a glass tube in motion picture history. Now that's good cinema.

The rest of the movie has the monster attacking dolts in fairly regular intervals. "Shadowzone" is entertaining in it's own predictable B-movie way. Unfortunately the monster disturbs the naked woman's slumber and the viewer starts weeping. Don't jostle the tube man! Watching naked Sleeping Beauty was the highlight of the movie. The rest was non-tube related.

SCORE: 2 out of 4 naked women in glass tubes

5 comments:

the sneering (homo-phobic) snob said...

the gorgeous naked chick reminds me of a young kathleen quinlan, in "twilight zone: the movie" she had the most incredible torso i`ve ever seen.

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

You know, I saw "Twilight Zone: the movie" but I don't remember Kathleen Quinlan in it. But Quinlan wasn't naked in a glass tube like the "Shadowzone" girl. That's what was lacking from "Twilight Zone".

the sneering (homo-phobic) snob said...

She was the bird in the 3rd segment who went to the house where all the cartoon characters came to life. And its true, it would have been better if quinlan had appeared naked (in everything she has ever appeared in), there`s just something about that bird she`s always driven me wild (she still does, even though she`s 54).

Anonymous said...

I saw this movie as a kid, and then it scared me. I have searched for the movie in manny years since then untill now when I found this review. Thanks alot for the help. I will lok for it alter now when I now what the name is. Thanks a lot. Regards from a swede.

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

No problem. Glad I could help you relive some childhood memories.