The Depths Of Obscurity: Prehistoric Fantasies from the 1980s

Alex Stajos

Like all too many that spend countless hours ranking and endlessly debating the merits of films long since forgotten by most, I am addicted to film. I work as a computer programmer, but my passion is film. I started writing about film a few years ago when I found it irritating that a few months after watching a movie, most of memory of it would be completely gone. To preserve my impressions on a movie I started writing about every one I watched and eventually started chronicling them on my blog. Once I started this, I was hooked. There isn't a period or a genre that doesn't interest me, I'll watch and write about anything. A couple of years and hundreds of movies later, I still can't get enough.

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6 Responses

  1. KingofPain says:

    The Clan of the Cave Bear is on Netflix. I consider this article to be a dare, and so that’s the first one I’m watching.

  2. Alex Stajos says:

    Post back what you think!

    For those that want to play along, ‘The Land Before Time’, ‘Caveman’ and ‘Clan of the Cave Bear’ are all on Netflix Instant Watch.

    If you have any good obscure filters share them here! I’m looking for new ideas.

  3. johnmason says:

    Cool idea.

    I could swear I must’ve seen “Baby…” once upon a time, but I don’t remember a dang thing other than the look of that puppet…

  4. KingofPain says:

    OK, Clan of the Cave Bear isn’t really a bad movie. The narration got on my nerves, and there wasn’t a whole lot to the story, but I really can’t call it “bad”. It’s kind of just there.

    It’s not really a fantasy movie, though. There’s no magic or dinosaurs or time portals. Just cave people doing their thing. Maybe that would’ve helped.

    Time for Caveman, which I saw as a kind at the drive-in, but have mostly forgotten. I have higher expectations for this one.

  5. KingofPain says:

    Saw as a “kid”. Not “kind”.

  6. BlueVoid says:

    See, I would go as far as to say it’s bad. There isn’t an ounce originality, and to make it worse they couldn’t even effectively pull off the tired troupes. You are right though, it’s completely forgetable.

    Except for Pamela Reed. My God is she terrifying in this. She haunts my dreams.