Octaman (1971)

Written and Directed by Harry Essex

Run Time: 76 minutes

25 Words or Less:

Sequences of boring talky scenes interspersed with a pissed off octopus-man flailing at people with flaccid rubber tentacles.

The Cast

Dr. Rick Torres (Kerwin Mathews)Dr. Torres, convinced that atomic tests are the cause of […]

The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Written and Directed by William Sachs

Run Time: 84 minutes

25 Words or Less: A murderous, melting mutant astronaut named Steve.

Wrap Up:

Open in deep space where stalwart astronaut Steve West and his sacrificial crew cruise past the planet Saturn. Note that the FX team uses Apollo […]

Rattlers (1976)

Directed by John McCauley

Written by Jerry Golding, John McCauley

Run Time: 82 minutes

25 Words or Less:

Rattlesnakes get pissed off when the military dumps toxic waste on them.

Hi Lites

Stack FootagePlenty of stock footage from ancient nature reels, complete with defects in the emulsion; […]

Moon of the Wolf (1972)

Directed by Daniel Petrie

Written by Alvin Sapinsley

Run Time: 75 minutes

Tagline: Deadly secrets emerge from the shadows when the full moon rises!

Classic Quote:

“It’s not considered good medical practice to perform autopsies in the middle of swamps surrounded by howling dogs and scratching rustics”- Doc Druten

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The War of the Robots (1978)

Written and Directed by Alfonso Brescia

Run Time: 99 minutes

Tagline: Hostile Alien Cyborgs in a Battle for the Universe

War of the Robots is another of my guilty pleasures created by one of my favorit Italian Gods of Schlock: Alfonso Brescia (aka, Al Bradly, director of Supermen vs the Amazons […]

Supermen vs the Amazons (1975)

Directed by Alfonso Brescia

Written by Alfonso Brescia and Aldo Crudo

Run Time: 100 minutes

Tagline: Super-human feats of strength! Super-thrilling deeds of daring! Super-fantastic conquests of adventure!

Other Titles: Super Stooges vs the Wonder Women

Darma (Aldo Landi)The mighty Darma is the last in a long line […]

The Capture of Bigfoot (1979)

Written, directed, produced, and edited by Bill Rebane

Run Time: 92 minutes

The Legendary Creature of Arak (Janus Raudkivi)I can only assume that this guy owed Bill Rebane a huge favor. What else could explain the fact that he ‘voluntarily’ put on a fuzzy suit and tramped around freezing Wisconsin hinterlands for […]

Snowbeast (1977)

Directed by Herb Wallerstein

Tagline: “An unknown terror stalks a ski resort!”

Run Time: 86 minutes

In a nutshell:

A dull, lifeless, "monster in the wild" made-for-TV flick featuring the usual suspects from 1970’s television.

Lines to Remember:

Sheriff Paraday: I understand she was a guest at your […]

Empire of the Ants (1977)

Directed by Bert I. Gordon

Tagline: “For they shall inherit the Earth… sooner than you think!”

Run Time: 89 minutes

“Oh my God…they’re herding us like cattle!”- Cute Blonde

Bert I. Gordon’s The Empire of the Ants is a cheesy giant ant film based loosely, and I mean very loosely, on […]

Track of the Moon Beast (1976)

Directed by Richard Ashe

Written by Bill Finger and Charles Sinclaire

Tagline: The rising moon creates a monster

Run Time: 90 min

“There is an answer…and I think I know what it is…and it makes me sick to think about it!”- Johnny Longbow

Are you tired of run-of-the-mill werewolf movies? […]

The Swarm (1978)

Directed by Irwin Allen

Based on the novel by Arthur Herzog Jr., Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant

Tagline: “It’s more than a speculation – it’s a prediction!”

Run Time: 156 minute Director’s Cut (Yeah, baby! 2 and a half hours of cheese!)

“I never dreamed that it would turn out to […]

Squirm (1976)

Written and Directed by Jeff Lieberman

Tagline: “This was the night of the CRAWLING TERROR!”

Run Time: 92 min

“There’s a lot of spaghetti here…it may take us ten, fifteen minutes to finish it. Now that’s a bigger head start then you deserve!”- Sheriff

What can I say? This movie seemed […]

Mighty Peking Man (1977)

In this very special guest review, Sean Ledden takes on the mightiest monkey of them all: Mighty Peking Man! Thanks again! So with no further ado, I now turn the floor over to Sean and the….

1977 was a banner year for science fiction with the release of two true classics, Star […]

The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

Directed by Bill Rebane

Written by Robert Easton

Run Time: 84 min

Tagline: "Creeping!…Crawling!…Crushing!"

Other Titles: "Invasion of the Giant Spiders"

“Sometimes the only way I know you’re alive is when I hear you flush the toilet!”- Ev

Bill Rebane is no stranger to schlock B-movies. His epic "The […]

Dracula vs Frankenstein (1971)

Directed by Al Adamson

Tagline: “It’s a real monster mash when they clash!”

Run Time: 90 minutes

Dracula vs Frankenstein is a film that will leave you scratching your head and saying, "Huh?" It might also make you say a lot more than that…things like "I want a refund!" and "I’m […]

Double Agent 73 (1974)

Directed by Doris Wishman

Tagline: “The Most Unbelievable Set Of Secret Weapons!”

Run Time: 73 minutes

Our current feature, Double Agent 73, like director Doris Wishman’s other freak show, Deadly Weapons, stars the semi-comatose actress/stripper/breast life-support system Chesty Morgan. As low-budgeted and uninspired as Deadly Weapons was, Wishman’s second film featuring […]

Deadly Weapons (1974)

Directed by Doris Wishman

Tagline: “Seeing is Believing! 73-32-36!”

Run Time: 75 minutes

Deadly Weapons is one of several "sexploitation" films written, directed, and produced by the prolific pseudo-pornographic pioneer Doris Wishman. A leading figure in the murky niche of soft-core porn/exploitation flicks during the 1970’s, Doris was responsible for filling […]

UFO: Target Earth (1974)

Prologue:

The phrase “Lamest Space Invasion Ever” instantly brings to my mind the 1964 Larry Buchanan classic “Attack of the the Eye Creatures.” (Sic) In it, a small number of extras in appallingly cheap and incomplete costumes stumble blindly (ha ha!) around a backwater lover’s lane. They leave their plastic flying saucer completely unguarded, thus […]

Blackenstein (1973)

Directed by William Levey

Written by Frank R. Saletri

Run Time: 87 min

“The DNA formula just isn’t taking hold…We must work on a locking feature.”- Dr. Stein

Reviewing Blackenstein gave me the opportunity to take a long overdue side-trip into the world of "Blaxploitation" cinema; a genre which I always […]

Starcrash (1978)

Directed by Luigi Cozzi

Tagline: “The ultimate inter-galactic adventure”

Run Time: 92 minutes

NUTSHELL

A bizarre Italian "homage" to Star Wars that leaves you feeling that you were just run over by a bus. But your life will be the better for it. Starcrash is one of many Italian "Spaghetti Star […]