I’m just going to come right out and say it. This movie is bizarre. It’s good, but it’s out there. It keeps a nice steady sense of dread and unease but laces it with some twisted dark humor.
Technically, Teenagers from Outer Space is a really bad movie. There are things about this movie that are laughably bad. Despite all of that this is one of my favorite movies. It has a certain charm to it that I just can’t deny. It will never find itself on any credible “best of” list, but it’s on mine!
A year or so back I was having a chat with my boss about the great sci-fi movies from the 1950’s. All the classics came up during the conversation along with one that I had never heard of. That movie was I Married a Monster from Outer Space.
I’ve seen The Blob dozens of times without actually seeing The Blob. Let me explain. When I was in elementary school the library had a series of books that essentially recapped classic monster movies. In that series was a book about The Blob.
Gojira is a Japanese science fiction movie produced and released by Toho in 1954. Gojira is probably best known to the world by its English title, Godzilla. Just hearing the word “Godzilla” invokes a wide array of emotions amongst the population.
Burn, Witch, Burn is a black and white British horror film from 1962. It was originally titled Night of the Eagle in the UK and Europe, and was changed to Burn, Witch, Burn for the US release.
Most people (at least people my age and older) know the iconic image of Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man. Most people, however, aren’t familiar with Henry Hull. Henry Hull was the lead in Universal’s first werewolf film, Werewolf of London.