Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Creature From The Black Lagoon, Tarantula, Revenge Of The Creature, Monster On Campus and even Boss Nigger directs this timeless classic about a man who is subjected to some radio activity and shrinks little by little every day until he is to small to even defend himself against a small insect. The theory was brilliant and probably as fun to play with special effects wise as was The Invisible Man in the 30's. Of course competitors would follow up quickly with a tale about an incredible growing man only months later with The Amazing Colossal Man but it is this movie that put giants and midgets on the sci-fi map.
We also have the unforgettable fight scene between The Shrinking Man and a spider. The Shrinking Man uses a sewing needle as a sword and it makes for one hell of a fight. The film is also jam packed with other obstacles for our small man to overcome. A spilled drink is like swimming across a river and climbing up stairs is out of the question. A must see for anyone who digs these crazy 50's sci-fi flicks. Watch him now until he is to small to find!