Monday, December 21, 2015

GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL / Shôchiku Eiga - 1968

I looked through all my DVDs looking for more Xmas episodes and got whammied! So, here's just an early Xmas present, I recently picked up the excellent Criterion set WHEN HORROR CAME TO SHOCHIKU, four movies from that alternative Japanese production company. This is the original 84 minute Japanese version.

This passenger plane encounters a UFO after being hit by a flock of birds. Just after the UFO nearly hits the plane, the plane goes down...

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Of course, the plane crashes in a mountainous area, miles away from civilization. A political assassin onboard the plane grabs a woman as a hostage and takes off, hoofing it.

So, the two encounter a weird UFO and try to get away, but, something wants the assassin.

Inside the ship, the assassin gets a slimy visit from this cute little space blob!

In shock, the woman goes back to the crashed plane. In order to find out what has happened, one guy hypnotizes her and she tells them about the blob that entered the assassin's head!

It's time for Blobbie to spread the disease, so, the assassin goes back to the plane. After the thing oozes out of the body, the body quickly decomposes!

And, guess where it's headed?!.. Right into the plane full of stranded peoples, where else!

Just wanted to show this cool shot of the next infected guy that gets clocked by a boulder!

Anyway, he heads back to the saucer where the blob leaves his body...

And, he decomposes to ultimately become a buncha' old dust in the wind!

The invasion has begun and Earthlings don't seem to be doing that great against the blobs.

Here's a shot of some of the thousands of UFOs headed to Earth as I write, just in time to ruin Xmas for all the kiddies!

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

I love this awful thing! Everything from the hysterical American mom mourning the loss of her husband in Vietnam to the fey gangster who develops a whatcha-macallit in his forehead!

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