Wednesday, December 26, 2007

THE EYE CREATURES - Ron Stein - "Recycled Rock" (1965)

Larry Buchanan was the ultimate recycler. He recycled the "Invasion Of The Saucermen" storyline into "The Eye Creatures." He recycled the monsters for this film, and here's an example of how he recycled some of the music in this movie. You gotta figger, back in the day, no videos or DVD's, you could easily reuse something from seven years earlier and no one would notice. Maybe some of it was regurgitated instead of recycled, but that's what Larry's job was, he was real good at it, and the bottom line was, he got away with it!!!

Eye Creature Style

Just for comparison, here's the version from the 1958 classic "Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman" that we put up back in July we when we first started this thing.

50 Foot Style

3 comments:

RODAN! said...

The 'Eye Creature' monsters were unused 'transformation' concepts from the 1965 AIP/Karloff feature 'Die, Monster, Die! That's when, at the end, Boris goes through intense stages of change due to being over-irradiated by the meteor! Nick Adams stars. There's lots of other examples of 1960's AIP cross-pollenization!

Greg Goodsell said...

The penultimate Larry Buchanan film is IT'S ALIVE! No sound, and the scissor-cut gill man monster from CREATURES OF DESTRUCTION!

Lacey said...

The movies were re-made that quickly (even by Hollywood standards) because these were "color" versions for the Drive-in market. With TV now in color black and white movies were "old hat." The market was still there for cheap drive-in stuff and the scripts were there sooooo....

A number of classic 50s scifi was recycled this way.

Monster Music

Monster Music
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