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...

Day 3: Tarantula!

Tarantula! Or: Redemption of the Giant Bug Movie I was pretty skeptical after the disappointment that was the Deadly Mantis. After all, there was no Monster Series book with an orange cover featuring Tarantula. It was awesome. It had one of the most kick ass opening...

Day 2: The Deadly Mantis

I know you’re all going to laugh at me but…I really did have high hopes for The Deadly Mantis. Back when I was a kid, I discovered a treasure trove in the children’s section of my library. They were picture books of horror movies. I can picture them: square books,...