In the Year 2889 (1967)

Written by Harold Hoffman

Directed by Larry Buchanan

Run Time: 80 minutes

Bravely reviewed by Karl Hoegle

Reviewer’s note: With a paltry $20,000 budget, AIP gave the stalwart Buchanan a title that was already registered (In the Year 2889) and a copy of Roger Corman’s 1955 “The Day the World […]

The X from Outer Space (1967)

Other Titles: (Giant Space Monster: Guilala


Director: Kazui Nihonmatsu

Producer: Wataru Nakajima


   Eibi Motomochi

   Moriyoshi Ishida

   Kazui Nihonmatsu

SFX: Hiroshi Ikeda

Art Direction: Shigemori Shigeta

Music: Taku Izumi


   Toshiya Wazaki – Captain Sano

   Peggy Neal – Lisa

   Itoko Harada – Michiko

   Eiji Okada – Dr. Kato

   Franz Gruber – […]

Kong Island (1968)

Directed by Roberto Mauri

Written by Roberto Mauri and Walter Brandi

Run Time: 82 minutes

Tagline: From the forest came the terror of…

Other Titles: King of Kong Island

"I can hardly wait to find out if there really is a sacred monkey."

– Diane


The Giant of Metropolis (1961)

Directed by Umberto Scarpelli

Written by Gino Stafford, Sabatino Cuiffini, Oreste Palella, Amabrogio Moltaeni, Umberto Scarpelli, and Emimmo Salvi (whew!)

Run Time: 92 minutes

Tagline: See! The Dwarfs of Death! See! The City Destroyed by Cataclysm! See! Women Who Live Forever! [NOTE: There are no women who live forever in […]

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: […]

It’s Alive (1969)

Written and Directed by Larry Buchanan (based on the story "Being" by Richard Matheson)

Run Time: 80 minutes

Tagline: Trapped In a Cave of Terror!

Wayne Thomas (Tommy Kirk)

Wayne Thomas, the intrepid and self-proclaimed “assistant professor of paleontology”, helps Leilla and Bella fight for their lives against Greely […]

They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1963)

Directed by Dave Bradley

Written by Steve Bennett, Peter Miles

Run Time: 91 minutes

Tagline: The most incredible plot to conquer the world!

Phil Day (Walter Stocker)

The most incompetent CID Agent the world has ever seen. Nevertheless, Phil is sent to Mandoras to save the world. Thank goodness he […]

Latitude Zero (1969)

Directed by Ishiro Honda

Run Time: 89 minutes

Tagline: Discover the incredible world of tomorrow…15 miles straight down at LATITUDE ZERO!

The sci-fi world of the late 60’s saw a number of weird Anglo-Japanese mutations spring to life, like the terrifying space-born menace, The Green Slime. And just as wondrously, the […]

Attack of the Monsters (1969)

Directed by Noriaki Yuasa

Run Time: 82 minutes

Other Titles: "Gamera vs. Guiron", "Gamera vs. the Devil-Beast Guiron"

Yes, he’s back.

Everybody’s favorite giant, flying, fire-breathing, child protecting, space turtle: Gamera. Created by the wild minds at Daiei Studios in an effort to cash in on Toho’s successful Godzilla series, […]

Attack From Space (1964)

Directed by Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa, Koreyoshi Akasakai

Written by Ichiro Miyagawa

Tagline: “When evil Space Nazis from the Sapphire Galaxy seek to destroy the earth, only a Japanese man of steel in white tights can save us!” (OK, I made that up. I couldn’t find an official tagline.)

Run Time: […]

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 […]

The Slime People (1963)

Directed by Robert Hutton

Tagline: “Up from the bowels of the Earth!”

Running time: 76 min

Other titles: “Tomorrow You Die”

As the tag line states: “Up from the bowels of the Earth!”…Indeed.

This lovely little slime-ball of a film was directed by actor Robert Hutton (who coincidentally stars in […]

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Directed by David Quaid

Written by Paul Jacobson

Tagline: “Blast off for Mars… with Santa and a pair of Earth kids!”

Run Time: 81 min

Other titles: "Santa Claus Defeats the Aliens "

Just the title is enough to make my tooth fillings ache. I picture a hairy-armed goon […]

Ring of Terror (1962)

Directed by Clark L. Paylow

Written by Lewis Simeon and G.J. Zinnerman

Run Time: 71 min

“All monuments, from the simplest to the most elaborate, stand erect on the closed books of the lives of our dearly departed.”– Cemetary caretaker

OK, first, sorry for the fuzzy screen shots. Some of these […]

Reptilicus (1961)

Written and directed by Sidney W. Pink

Tagline: “A prehistoric beast born 50 million years out of time!”

Run Time: 81 min

To give you an idea of just how bad this movie is, consider that the film’s American distributor, the infamous American International Pictures (AIP) (who would distribute anything as […]

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 […]

‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate (1966)

Written and directed by Hal Warren

Tagline: "It’s beyond your imagination!&quote

Run Time: 74 min

Other titles: "The Lodge of Sins&quote

Necking kids:"Awww…we aint doing nothing…"Sheriff:"Well, whatever it is you’re not doing, go don’t do it somewhere else."

No. I did not misquote that second line. That’s as clever as […]

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies!!? (1964)

Directed by Ray Dennis Steckler

Tagline: "SEE: the dancing girls of the carnival murdered by the incredible night creatures of the midway! SEE: the hunchback of the midway fight a duel of death with the mixed up zombies! SEE: the world’s first monster musical!"

Run Time: 82 min

Other Titles: […]

Horrors of Spider Island (1960)

Written and Directed by Fritz Bottger

Tagline: "Shock upon shock! Terror upon terror!"

Run Time: 77 min

Other Titles: "Ein Toter hing im Netz"

“The boys will be surprised when they see how we’ve dressed ourselved up in our island costumes! They promised us real whiskey!”– Hot babe rejoicing at […]

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 […]