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 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 […]

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 […]

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!


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!


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, […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

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 […]

Ring of Terror (1962)

Directed by Clark L. Paylow

Written by Lewis Simeon and G.J. Zinnerman

Run Time: 71 min

OK, first, sorry for the fuzzy screen shots. Some of these movies I review are from a long time ago, and the pictures are not always of the best quality. Having said that, […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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"


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 […]