A collision with the moon knocks loose some moon rock fragments, which fall to earth in a meteor shower. A tiny fragment lodges itself in a young man’s skull, so when the moon is out, he becomes… A lizard man. …What, you thought I was going to say “werewolf”? However, lizard man or not, this […]Read more "Track of the Moon Beast (1976)"
This one has been a favorite of mine for a very long time. Now, I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for any movie with dinosaurs in it. But not all dinosaur movies are created equal: one can point at a few, incredibly expensive and incredibly awful examples, too terrible to be saved by their excellent […]Read more "The Land That Time Forgot (1974)"
(aka Pod People) This is a movie with a serious identity crisis. It starts off sensibly enough: a group of evil poachers are out in a wildlife refuge stealing rare eggs, a famous but vain singer plans to take a wilderness camping trip with his engineer and his bevy of beautiful backup singers, and a meteor […]Read more "Extra Terrestrial Visitors [Los nuevos extraterrestres] (1983)"
(aka, Cage of Doom) This is your basic, low-budget, black-and-white, late Fifties B-Movie Sci-Fi horror film from AIP. And not, I should add, one of the better ones made by Roger Corman, Edward L. Cahn, or Bert I. Gordon. Like a lot of these AIP films, it’s pretty much only known from its appearance on […]Read more "Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)"
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)"