Monday, August 10, 2015
Zombies on Broadway (RKO Radio Pictures, 1945)
Watching Universal rake in money with Abbott and Costello all through the early 40's - RKO decided to try their hand at a movie like that. Unfortunately they only got Wally Brown and Alan Carney - who were definitely not Bud or Lou. Still, this flick does have Bela Lugosi, and consequently is probably Brown and Carney's best effort. That still ain't sayin' a whole lot though.
The 4-D Man (Universal-International, 1959)
I always thought I'd seen this movie, but now I'm thinking it was The Projected Man. Now I need to see this one - it's got familiar faces Lansing and Meriwether starring - with a script co-written by Kolchak writer Cy Chermak and direction from The Blob's Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Man-Thing (Lionsgate Films, 2005)
In the light of their current success this one-off sort of starring Marvel's version of Swamp Thing from ten years ago must be a little embarrassing for them now. But. it was not the worst movie I've ever seen. However, instead of the shambling mucky man-monster this movie casts the character as an fairly evil force in a swamp about to be drained for dat ol' debbil rich guy construction. That does make the title a bit of a lie. I'd like to see a movie version of the actual character from the comics - and since you know who turned up in the tag scene of Guardians of the Galaxy - and he and Man-Thing have always been connected...maybe...?
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!
Posted by Craig Edwards at 8:33 AM