Directed by David Kramarsky
Screenplay by Tom Flier
Effects by Paul Blaisdell
Run Time: 78 minutes
The Monster Shack happily presents a guest review by Randy Landers.
Summary: In an inhospitable wasteland far from civilization, a powerful alien touches down and begins tampering with nature, turning calm animals like […]
Directed by John "Bud" Cardos (Yes, John "Outlaw of Gor" Carlos…)
Run Time: 79 minutes
Tagline: THEIR LIVES BECAME A LIVING HELL!
Grant: "Steve, you know what this is don’t you?…It’s a Time Space Warp!"
Steve: "I’m not sure I know exactly what that is."
Grant: "I don’t suppose anybody […]
Written and Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Run Time: 112 minutes
Tagline: You are not welcome here
Peter Jackson’s latest production District 9 is an wonderfully ironic look at man’s inhumanity to man, and man’s inhumanity to inhumanity.
Basically: What if alien refugees sort of, well, parked their spaceship at our […]
ATTACK OF THE SCI-FI SOAP OPERA SERIALPART THREE
By Sean Ledden
War of the Worlds – or – quality time with the kids
And now, regrettably, we come back full-circle to Monsieur Spielberg. Remember how I complained in Close Encounters of the Third Kind of our long immersion into Neary household […]
Directed by John Carpenter
Story by John W. Campbell Jr. (Screenplay: Bill Lancaster)
Tagline: “Man is The Warmest Place to Hide”
Run Time: 109 min
“We’re not getting out of here alive…but neither is that thing…“- MacReady
I remember when "The Thing" first came out in the theaters. (Yes, I’m […]
Directed by Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor
Tagline: "Zooming Off the Earth!"
Run Time: 12 episodes for a total of c. 195 min
A movie walk-through for the Rogue Reviewers “Hunky Heart-throbs” Round Table, Feburary, 2005
Character Round Up:
Larry “Buster” Crabbe as “Flash Gordon”
Carol Hughes as […]
Written and Directed by: Robert J. Gurney
Tagline: “From Time Unborn … A Hideous She-Thing!”
Run Time: 66 min
Other titles: "Cage of Doom ", "The Girl from 5,000 A.D."
Scientist break the "time barrier" and bring back an unexpected visitor with sparkling fingernails and spacey high-heels.
Written, Produced, and directed by Tom Graeff
Tagline: "Thrill-Crazed Space Kids Blasting the Flesh Off Humans!"
Run Time: 86 min
Other titles: "Invasion of the Gargon"
Our current feature presentation, “ Teenagers from Outer Space” was horribly written and directed. The, ahem, special effects are truly some of […]
Directed by Phil Tucker
Written by Wyott Ordung
Tagline: “Moon monsters launch attack against Earth! How can science meet the menace of astral assassins? New Science Fiction Thrills!”
Run Time: 66 min
“I cannot. Yet I must. How do you calculate that? At what point on the graph do ‘must’ […]
Directed by Alberto De Martino
Written by Luigi Angelo
Run Time: 90 min
Jane:"Have you ever made love in the air?"Puma Man:"How else would you make little Puma Men?"
Pain takes many forms: Headaches, broken bones, tooth aches (of which I actually have one right now), hangovers (I have one of […]
Directed by Juan Piquer Simón
Tagline: “Men were not ready to meet these…”
Running time: c 80 minutes
Other titles: “Los Nuevos Extraterrestres”
Ask any movie lover what they consider to be the the worst movie they’ve ever seen. I’ll give you even odds that they say either “Pod People” […]
Written and Directed by Ed Wood Jr.
Tagline: “Unspeakable Horrors From Outer Space Paralyze the Living and Resurrect the Dead!”
Run Time: 79 min
Original Title: “Grave Robbers From Outer Space”
You may be wondering how I could pick on poor, old,Plan 9…probably the one movie that has been ridiculed, […]
Directed by Richard E. Cunha
Screenplay by H.E. Barrie and Vincent Fotre
Tagline: "Adventure into the Unknown"
Run Time: 78 min
“Don’t think, honey…just be beautiful!”- Gary
This horrid, contemptible, shameless rip-off of Cat-Women of the Moon is a lovely example of a truly awful sci-fi flick. Almost every aspect […]
Directed by Roger Corman
Written by Lou Rusoff
Tagline: "Every man its prisoner…every woman its slave!"
Run Time: 71 min
“This superior intelligence happens to be a personal friend of mine…”- Dr. Anderson
“Stupidity restrains mankind’s progress…I’ve been a continual victim of it myself.”- Dr. Anderson
I’m certain […]
Directed by Robert Gaffney
Tagline: “Warning! Beware their stare!”
Run Time: 79 minutes
Other titles: “Mars Attacks Puerto Rico”
Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster is low-budget, bottom of the barrel drive-in theater filler. Despite its enticingly lurid title, the film is listless, lazy, and should be avoided.
From the dark […]
Directed by Arthur Nelson
Written by Robert Silliphant
Run Time: 75 min
Other Titles: "Dangerous Charter"
It’s not everyday that we come across a film comparable to Manos: The Hands of Fate or Monster A-Go Go in terms of sheer ineptitude and laziness, not to mention that elusive […]
Written and Directed by Don Dohler
Tagline: “Alien menace terrorizes trailer-trash rednecks!”
Run Time: 79 minutes
Oh, and yes, the title shot is off center in the film.
I owe a quick shot of thanks to Karl for generously gifting me a wonderful cache of crappy films, namely, the 50 […]
Directed by Nathan Juran
Written by Ray Buffum
Run Time: 70 min
“I’ll be turning your simple little will off and on…like a key in a lock”- Gor
A popular topic in sci-fi films is, of course, intelligent, disembodied brains. As a result, there is a slew of "brain" movies […]
Directed by Tom Kennedy
Written by Tom Friedman
Run Time: 83 min
Other Titles: "Time Walker"
“Professor, could you move over here and smile at the mummy?”- Photographer
Well, another bad mummy movie. But with a twist…the mummy is actually an alien that happened to crash land in […]
ATTACK OF THE SCI-FI SOAP OPERA SERIAL PART ONE
by Sean Ledden
A couple of weeks ago my trusty TV of 14 years died a quick and unexpected death. Grief-stricken, I rushed out to buy a new flat-screen LCD and celebrated by watching some of my favorite old wide-screen spectacles, including […]