Monday, November 26, 2012
The Brain from the Planet Arous (Howco International Pictures, 1957)
This is a goofy and fun sci-fi flick from the heyday of the 1950's (and that planet is pronounced "air'-us", not "arouse"). John Agar is a scientist whose brain is taken over by a malevolent alien. Then his eyes go silver (a really cool effect) and he has powers far beyond those of mortal men.
Return to Horror High (New World Pictures, 1985)
Here's a strange case - a very silly horror comedy at times very much in the vein of Airplane! or Return of the Killer Tomatoes - and it's fairly obscure, but also somehow believed to be in the public domain and found on scads of cheapie DVDs. It also has a pretty wild cast, including a young "gimme the money" George Clooney - also coincidentally in the Killer Tomatoes sequel!
The Gumball Rally (Warner Bros, 1976)
Before the actual Cannonball Coast to Coast Race people teamed up with director Hal Needham for the Cannonball Run movies, the basic idea was used for this comedy, with a cool cast. It's barely remembered these days, but my one viewing from back in the day was entertaining, and I'd like to see the movie again to see how it has held up.
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!
Posted by Craig Edwards at 9:30 PM