Day 8: Mothra

I welcomed in my week of 1960’s movies with Mothra. I’ve never really gotten any of the Godzilla movies, and I knew Mothra was a standalone. I didn’t get this one either. First off, it’s not horror. It’s fantasy, says me. It’s very whimsical and light hearted. Mothra...

Day 6: The Fly

It’s not a rainy Sunday, but it’s not sunny out, which means: Double Feature! The Fly (1958) and The Fly (1986)! Both films were fantastic. These double features make me realize how I appreciate more modern pacing. The 1958 Fly unfolds as a murder mystery…the meat of...

Day 6: The Thing From Another World

Today I watched The Thing From Another World. I’ve sort of avoided this flick, as John Carpenter’s The Thing is one of my total, all-time favorite movies. This movie, scoring an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes is cited as inspirational for Ridley Scott, Tobe Hooper and, of...

Day 5: THEM!

Day 5: Back to giant bugs with 1954’s THEM!. This one was a quintessential 1950’s atomic giant creature movie. The blasts at Alamogordo (9 years earlier) meant that nearly a decade worth of giant ants had been stewing under the desert. They started to kill, people...

Day 4: The Alligator People

I ventured away from bugs big and small with tonight’s selection. This film wasn’t kick ass like Tarantula or Creature from the Black Lagoon, nor was it abysmally horrid like the Deadly Mantis. This 1959 flick was solid mediocrity. We start out in a psychiatrist’s...