Friday, January 13, 2012

ATTACK FROM MARS / Wade Williams Productions - 1988

Welcome to a special Friday the 13th, Friday Night Drive-In Theater with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Tonite's total trainwreck sadly stars Robert (THE MAN FROM PLANET X) Clarke and Ann (THE WAR OF THE WORLDS) Robinson. One of the reviews on IMDb cracked me up, the reviewer was upset that you cannot give a film zero stars!

The 'story' goes about like this... A Martian begins to attack the patrons and staff of a movie theater as a 'Republic' sci-fi serial plays there one night in the fifties. Original title is MIDNIGHT MOVIE MASSACRE.

The original music is by Bill Crain, who has 4 composing credits, but, no telling where the tunes in the movie came from...

Lettuce bring in our littlest of all Dungeon helpers and button pushers, the lover of rotten fruit and vegetables, Rufus The Gnat!.. Howdy, Rufus! The little weirdo is here to start our soundclip, so, push the big red 'GO' button there by the box of dynamite, now, Rufus! Here's some noise from... ATTACK FROM MARS!

If you ever want to see the biggest nerds ever, then, this is the flick for you!

Here's the skinny dude with the fat chick gag. That's a jumbo 3' x 5' tray they're filling with confectionery, carbonated and popped delights from the snack bar... Of course, he has to come back for more stuff later!

A little warning for Eegah!! and Tabonga! before the show begins...

...Yeah, no grunt, what it is!!

In the soundclip they say they're in Long Beach, but seriously, it looks like Bakersfield to me!

Okay, now we're watching the SPACE PATROL serial, happening some place in outer space.

Here's Robert as Colonel Carlyle and Ann as Dr. Sylvia Van Buren. Looks like they're on a hot date!

The Martian parks it's spaceship on top of the theater!

The first thing it does is deep red six the lady in the ticket booth!

The SPACE PATROL sets and miniatures look decent, but, no Republic serial was ever in color. Although, Republic did colorize ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE and THE CRIMSON GHOST features.

The evil Martian Brain!

I'll leave it up to you to make what you can of what's going on here.

Now, what could be better than a fifties flick with a dude in a seventies space suit?!

Did I mention that this movie is totally gross at times? This girlie pulls crap like that out of her nose the whole time!! UGH!! Curse you, Wade!.. Like, even, what is it?.. She needs to see a doctor, you know, that might be contagious!

Now, that's what I call entertainment!.. By the way, where in the Hell are they?

I'd be a bit remiss, if I didn't show you this!.. Sweater Girl without her sweater!

The projectionist gets his head ripped off... What a maroon!!

Look at that mess of Republic serial killer robots!!

Here's more of how gross the flick gets, the 300 pound fat chick has just demolished a giant try of snacks and sodas, and, she cannot help herself from stuffing the Martian in her big mouth and start gobbling away!! But, guess what?.. She saves the day by doing so!

Even her boyfriend can't believe that she ate the whole thing!!


Prof. Grewbeard said...

ye gads!

Bonhomme said...

Look joyfully trash, never heard of this one.

I think the biggest risk of such picture is to stay funny about the material, know that it's pulpy trash and play it camp but without winking too much at the audience.

Thanks for sharing and expanding my mind with such marvellous monster and midnight movie sound.

Junk Monkey said...

The red space suit looks very like the ones used in Flight To Mars, Cat Women of the Moon, King Dinosaur etc. So maybe not so Seventies.

Great Blog by the way.

Anonymous said...

The one movie that Robert Clarke confessed he greatly regretted having been a part of!

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