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Killer Klowns From Outer Space Remake/Sequel?! Bring it On Baby!!!

Holy crap… I don’t know Why I didn’t read about this earlier, but apparently things are moving forward with a remake or sequel to the 80’s cult classic movie, Killer Klowns From Outer Space.

The original was a wild romp that had me laughing at it’s ridiculousness from beginning to end – a definite must watch for anyone that reads this blog [insert cricket sound here].

Check out the article that broke the news for me here:

http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/return-of-the-killer-klowns-star-dishes-new-plot-details

Have a great day folks!


Mars Need Women (1967) – And Actors

Mars needs women – they have a Y chromosome deficiency on the planet making the deficit of women to men at a 100 to 1 level (like any lan party or comic convention), and they’ve come to Earth to replenish their supply of babes.

A quirky, super low budget film that was made for television, this is kind of fun. Good? Oh, Hell no – but fun. A lot of actors in this are also found in Curse of the Swamp Creature and Zontar – The Thing From Venus (both reviewed on this blog), as I believe they share writers/directors. I guess there was a stable of actors for use in these crappy films.. I doubt that the film made much of a splash at the time, as it is hard to find a copy of it now. I did find a copy on Youtube (that I watched to write this), but most links reference the Rob Zombie song of the same name.

Here is the plot summary from Wikipedia:

The premise is that a military decoding station has intercepted a message, only three words, “Mars Needs Women”. As the plot unfolds it’s revealed that Martians have a genetic deficiency that produces only male babies. They launch a mission to Earth consisting of five Martians who recruit volunteer women to come to Mars. They meet strong resistance on the part of the Earth authorities. 

Oh, and a Martian falls in love with a hot female DNA expert.
 

Should you watch it? Oh, probably not, but if you decide that you want to check it out on youtube.

Here’s a clip:

And here is the whole thing (no,  i’t not in Russian – there’s just Russian subtitles available if you need them):


The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Some more Sci-Fi fun with the 1977 film, The Incredible Melting Man. An astronaut, Steve West is exposed to radiation on a mission to Saturn that leaves him crazy and hungry for human flesh… And melting.. Did I mention that he’s melting? Oh, and apparently he’s incredible. Steve West is being pursued throughout the film by a scientist that wants to help him and a General that wants to capture him, all the while finding victims to chow down on. This is pretty bland acting with a weak plot and what’s probably not the best screen writing. Still, the the bad guy melting astronaut looks pretty gross and there’s enough funny cheeziness to make it worth watching. For most of the film, the melting astronaut is stalking victim for their flesh while the government hunts for him. With a little NASA stock footage thrown in every once in a while, the Melting astronaut seems to be having flashbacks of the mission that doomed him as when he is on screen, there is audio playback from sounds like mission control. I thought the film took itself too seriously until I read that it was originally supposed to be a parody of horror Movies, and but that most (or all) of the funny parts were removed, leaving a run of the mill, mostly crappy B-Movie in its wake. It has an almost “Made for TV” feeling, though I do vaguely remembering

seeing the movie poster as a kid in a theatre and thinking it looked cool. The poster left it’s mark I guess, because once I saw that the movie was on Netflix, I jumped at the chance to watch it. Sometimes you should let memories be. That being said, I should note that the effects are done quite well – he looks like he’s melting. This shouldn’t be a surprise though as the effects are done by special effects great, Rick Baker

This film was also featured on the always awesome Mystery Science 3000 TV show.

Suggested watching? Not really, but to be honest it wasn’t even close to being as bad as many of other movies I’ve watched over the last few weeks.

 Watch the Trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc6pGJZ8Xd4

And you can find the movie on Mystery Science 3000 here (on Youtube):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWALN1cRFWM


Cosmos – War of the Planets (1977) Interesting if Bad…

A weird piece of Spaghetti Sci-Fi (low budget, mostly poorly acted and written Science Fiction movies made in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s), I found myself watching this evening on Youtube (the whole bad movie can be found there). The message is received on Earth that is interrupting all communications. A ship and it’s Brash Captain (and crew, of course) are sent to investigate. They discover a race of humanoids that have been kept captive by a super robot of their own design. The super robot has designs on Earth now and the Captain and his crew must destroy that robot… That’s about it. Weirdly stylish and in some ways visually reminiscent of the old 1970’s TV series, Space 1999, there’s not too much compelling about the story and I did not recognize not an single actor – still, I ended up watching the entire thing. Is it good? Definitely not. Is it watchable? Obviously so – as I watched it all. Recommended? I don’t know – It was a little interesting…

Watch the whole damned thing here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsQC-suha1g


Plan 9 From Outer Space

About a week and a half ago I watched Plan 9 From Outer Space, the infamous Ed Wood film that is often panned as the worse movie ever (see Troll 2 if you want to see a movie that might jostle it off that dubious platform). 

A mess from start to finish, this movie is just barely a movie. Bad actging, bad editing and bad storyline make for a horrendous must-watch if you love bad movies. It kinda’ stars Bela Lugosi – that is, footage filed a few years previously was edited in (Lugosi had died by the time this film was released), and when they needed additional footage, Ed Wood’s chiropractor (I have also heard it was his dentist) was used, with his face obscured by his cape.

Honestly, aside from an invasion from space, I am not really sure what this movie is about. I do know that it is featured in one of my favourite Seinfeld episodes.

You can watch the entire movie for free (and legally), on Youtube by clicking the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5DZhDH8eew