The Green Slime (1968)

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku Written by Bill Finger and Ivan Reiner Run Time: 90 min Tagline: "The Green Slime is coming!" Other Titles: Death and the Green Slime, Gamma #3 Big Military Space Operation (Japan) Classic quote: Doctor Lisa Benson looking over a bloody, smoking, charred body: "He’s dead." The Green Slime is an odd [...]

Kronos (1957)

Directed by Kurt Neumann Run Time: 78 minutes Tagline: PLANET ROBBER TRAMPLES EARTH…STEALING ENERGY FOR OTHER WORLDS! Kronos is a little 50’s sci-fi treat that I somehow missed earlier in my misspent life. And since I thoroughly enjoyed it I’m going to feel a little guilty as I make fun of it. So I want [...]

From Hell It Came (1957)

Directed by Dan Milner Written by Richard Bernstein Run Time: 73 minutes Tagline: Frightmare! Born of Jungle Witchcraft! Created by a Curse! Dr. William Arnold (Tod Andrews)Mandatory Good Guy, Will refuses to let anything come in between him and the object of his desire: Dr. Terry Mason. Even an Earth shattering scientific find like a [...]

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 a 1905 H.G. Wells [...]

Atomic Alert (1951)

Atomic Alert (Elementary Version) (1951) Summary: Instructing elementary school kids on what to do during nuclear attack The film begins by showing a cartoon atom overlaid over a child’s eye. Cue title card. Cut to a classroom where young boys are learning about radioactivity. The group of youths is gathered around a Geiger counter as [...]

The Wild World of Batwoman (1966)

Written and Directed by Jerry Warren Tagline: Her thrills rip forth in wide wild adventure! Run Time: 102 min “We’re vampires alright…but only in a synthetic sense.”- Vampire girl After the release of The Wild World of Batwoman (WWOBW from now on), director Jerry Warren was promptly sued by the owners of the "Batman" character. [...]

Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)

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." Summary: Scientist break the "time barrier" and bring back an unexpected visitor with sparkling fingernails and spacey high-heels. Recap: Two scientists, Prof. Erling and Victor, [...]

Robot Holocaust (1986)

Written and Directed by Tim Kincaid Tagline: “It’s machine vs. man in the ultimate battle for the future!” Run Time: 79 min I just want you to know that I came back from vacation yesterday and here I am writing about an absolutely terrible movie called Robot Holocaust…what the hell is wrong with me? The [...]

Monster A-Go Go (1965)

Written and Directed by Bill Rebane / Herschell Gordon Lewis Tagline: “An Anstronaut Went Up — ‘Guess What’ Came Down!” Run Time: 69 min Other titles: "Terror at Halfday" What do you get when renowned B-movie schlock-meister Bill Rebane (Director of The Giant Spider Invasion) runs out of money half-way through a movie, and a [...]

The Giant Claw (1957)

Directed by Fred Sears Written by Paul Gangelin and Samuel Newman Tagline: "Flying beast out of prehistoric skies!" Run Time: 75 min “An electronics engineer, a radar officer, a mathematician and systems analyst, a radar operator, a couple of plotters. People doing a job, well, efficiently, serious, having fun, doing a job. Situation: normal. For [...]

Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

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 void of outer space approaches a [...]

Class of Nuke’Em High (1986)

Directed by Richard Haines and Michael Herz Tagline: “It rotted their bodies. It corrupted their minds. And that’s the good news.” Run Time: 85 minutes Don’t get me wrong: I love Troma films. I’ll never forget those late nights as a high-school student sitting up and watching The Toxic Avenger, Redneck Zombies, and Plutonium Baby…and [...]

Battlefield Earth (2000)

Directed by Roger Christian Written by L. Ron Hubbard, Corey Mandell, J.D. Shapiro Tagline: “Prepare For Battle” Run Time: 119 minutes Review by Karl Hoegle This “movie” starts out with exciting slime green lettering informing us that it is now the year 3000, and Earth has been ruled for the past 1,000 years by a [...]

Bride of the Monster (1955)

Written and directed by Ed Wood Jr. Tagline: "More horrifying than ‘Dracula’ – ‘Frankenstein’" Run Time: 68 min Other titles: "Bride of the Atom " “This swamp is a monument to death. Snakes, alligators, quicksand… all bent on one thing: destruction!”- Lt. Craig I would like to say from the start that I am an [...]

The Brain From Planet Arous (1957)

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 out there, but they all [...]

Being From Another Planet (1982)

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 Egypt way back when. Wow! Cool! Director [...]

Beginning of the End (1957)

Directed by Bert I. Gordon Written by Fred Freiberger Tagline: "New thrills! New shocks! New terror!" Run Time: 76 min “Working with radiation can be dangerous.”- Ed The 1950′s were indeed a dangerous time for us poor humans. Never before had we be subjected to so many attacks by giant critters: insects in particular. After [...]

The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Written and Directed by Coleman Francis Tagline: "Commies made him an atomic mutant!" Run Time: 54 min Other titles: "The Violent Sun " Coleman Francis’s "The Beast of Yucca Flats" is a stunning achievement in cinematic incoherency. It causes me to stop and ask myself: "What are the absolute minimum requirements in order to call [...]

The Atomic Brain (1964)

Directed by Joseph V. Mascelli Written by Sue Bradford and Dean Dillman Jr. Tagline: "Chained…to the devil’s love lab!" Run Time: 64 min Other Titles: "Monstrosity" “They never got a penny…Oh! How she made them sweat. Especially this old fool…companion, and gigolo. How many years she’s kept him dangling on promises…Well, sometimes it’s convenient to [...]