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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]