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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]