Thursday, August 30, 2012
Not Of This Earth (1957)
Its a unique plot but it is paced horribly. It drags on and on and can become a real downer and this even harder to believe considering its only just over an hour long. While the villain is wide eyed and full of life I fear that I was beginning to drool on myself.
Our alien who mainly hides his big eyes behind glasses takes handsome Dick down to the basement and strangles the life out of him. I couldn't help but think that the alien in his glasses and Dick Miller in his new wave tie look like they should be in another Roger Corman flick. Perhaps a rock & roll movie.
They remade this thing in 1988 with porn star Traci Lords but I hear that version is pretty bad as well. Well at least that one offers up some Traci Lords titty action. This one is pretty lame all around and for someone like myself who loves 50's monster movies and Roger Corman alike it is pretty sad when I say stay clear of this movie.