This one isn’t as bad as most people say it is. Which, admittedly, isn’t saying much. The biggest problem with The Slime People is that it came a decade too late. Most of its flaws wouldn’t have been as noticeable had it come out in rush of cheap SF in the Fifties. This is, in fact, […]Read more "The Slime People (1963)"
I really feel sorry for Tor Johnson. I mean really, really, really sorry. He looks just terrible in this film: he’s massively overweight, and he seems to walk with an awkward sort of waddle whenever he does so for any length of time. And he even has to carry a girl around in several of the […]Read more "The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)"
Once again, we’re back to the land of the MST3K, for what has to be one of the most threadbare post-Apocalyptic movies ever made. After all, it’s set in New York City, with the famous skyline still intact behind all the ruined buildings where everything else takes place. And, yes, that includes the World Trade Center! […]Read more "Robot Holocaust (1986)"
Wisconsin based filmmaker, Bill Rebane, got his career off to a good start with his successful documentary short, “Twist Craze” (1962), only to see his next project come to a sudden and disastrous end. Terror at Halfway was his first attempt at a science fiction or horror film – although not, by far, his last – […]Read more "Monster a-Go Go (1965)"
This is a seriously flawed movie. I’ll admit that. But we already knew that because it appeared on Mystery Science Theater 3000. I suspect that The Giant Spider Invasion was an attempt to make a Fifties creature feature in the Seventies. Admittedly, it reminds one more of the worst and silliest Fifties monster movies, but it […]Read more "The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)"
(aka Horrors of Spider Island, Girls of Spider Island, It’s Hot in Paradise, The Spider’s Web) Okay, so some movies do deserve the MST3K treatment. I’ll admit that. For most of its brief running time, Horrors of Spider Island offers us girls. They dance, spin, show off their legs and even strip (just a little) to audition for […]Read more "Body in the Web [Ein Toter hing im Netz] (1960)"
Once again we find ourselves in MST3K territory. The Sixties were not a great time for science fiction. Horror films had taken over, audiences became more demanding, and the effects had to compete with real footage of our space program. The naive simplicity of the Fifties got caught in increasing paranoia and the very […]Read more "Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)"