Friday, April 8, 2016

AT THE EARTH'S CORE / American International Pictures, Amicus Productions - 1976

Welcome to Dungeon post #2200, holy cow!.. Also, our main Google counter (not the one at the bottom of the page) has us at 2,477,230 hits as I write this review! Not too bad for two old monster dudes!!

Today's story's about a Victorian era scientist (Peter Cushing) and his assistant (Doug McClure) who take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine. They end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic birds that's full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our atomic gopher holes, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's... AT THE EARTH'S CORE!

Here are Dr. Perry and David Innes ready to board their Iron Mole drilling machine. They waste no time getting to the action...

The huge machine shakes and vibrates its way through the earth as the viewers watch in awe.

The damn thing goes out of control and digs them a deep hole almost into the super hot core!

Eventually, they break through into a huge underground cavern full of strange light, weird plants and hungry lumbering monsters!

These two giant sumo boars fight it out as the cave people are moved to their new underground home as slaves to the weird bird people.

Then, they have to defend themselves against these eyeless fanged killer plants! I liked these things so much that I started an art piece last night of similar creatures...

The sets are extra nice for this Amicus production. If you'd like to check out some really bad Amicus sets, watch THE TERRORNAUTS!

Then, David has to battle this monstrous lizard hulk to save his friend from being eaten alive!

Here's a nice shot of the giant telepathic birds watching the battle from a safe perch.

The place blows itself back to Hell as the doc and Dave come up with some new dance moves to celebrate the event!

David and the doctor start up the old Iron Mole and dig their way back to the land of the surface dwellers!

Here's a nice side boob parting shot from David's cave girl pal and very popular Hammer actress, Caroline Munro as Dia. We're back tomorrow with post #2201 from... The Dungeon!


TABONGA! said...

You can hear in the last part of the sound clip a bit of electronic sound effects from THE CRAWLING EYE!!!

TC said...

I actually sat through both At the Earth's Core and Starcrash from beginning to end, just for Caroline.

The things we do for love.

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