|Okay - loving this!|
My blog buddy Harry from the ever incredible Maynard Morrissey's Horror Movie Diary assigned this Edgar G. Ulmer feature for Project Terrible Round 7!
Former Army guy Krenner (James Griffith), plans to conquer the world with his soon-to-be army of invisible thugs and he is willing to do anything to make that happen. Krenner forces Dr. Ulof (Ivan Trisault) to work to perfect the invisibility machine Ulof invented. He keeps Ulof’s daughter, Maria (Carmel Daniel) as a hostage with the help of his henchman, Julian (Red Morgan).
|See, they attempt some cool effects with the invisibility fade - like on this guinea pig...|
Ulof needs radioactive elements to improve the invisibility machine which are understandably rare and kept under guard in government facilities. Krenner busts Joey Faust (Douglas Kennedy), out of prison to steal the materials he needs. Faust pulls the robberies using the invisibility power – but chaffs working for the dictatorial Krenner. Soon everyone in the house, including Krenner’s girlfriend Laura (Marguerite Chapman) is working some kind of double cross or secret agenda; and it’s readily apparent that no one is particularly likable – so who’s going to be the treacherous victor?
|It's nice they kept that framed picture of that guy near the equipment...|
While it’s obviously a very lowbudget talkfest, there’s just SOMETHING about Edgar G. Ulmer’s movies that interest me. Consequently, I like this little dud. Ulmer only made two more movies before retiring; but his touch is still evident all over this. Sure, it's lowbudget; it's static; it's talky - but I've seen it now like three times, and I still enjoyed it this time.
|The very best photo of The Amazing Transparent Man ever taken. See how well he lives up to his name?|
You can totally see that other guy right through him!
I can't defend the movie - but to me this works - it's not an epic of production values and amazing effects - but it works as the little sci-fi talkfest it is. Sorry Harry - but this one wasn't terrible at all. Guess I retaliated a little heavy with Dead Heist, eh?
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!