MONSTER MOVIES ROGER CORMAN PRODUCED IN THE FIFTIES!
Welcome, I'm laborin' away for you today, here are the 16 monster movies produced by Dungeon god, Roger Corman, between 1954-9. You have to admit, these flicks are a full ton of fun! And, the posters are super nice too!!
MONSTER FROM THE OCEAN FLOOR from 1954 is a slow moving story, but, they make up for it in the last five minutes of the film when the animated monster shows its ugly cyclops puss.
BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES from 1955 is the weakest movie of the lot, I think it was based on an EC Comic, and, they wasted Paul Blaisdell's talents. Great looking monster though!
Blaisdell created and wore the rubber monster suit in DAY THE WORLD ENDED in 1955. Now, this movie kicks some ass as Corman bumps up the creativity and eeriness!
Paul Blaisdell is brought back with his most famous monster creation in IT CONQUERED THE WORLD in 1956. The movie starred Peter Graves, Beverly (hubba hubba) Garland and Lee Van Cleef, so, the acting is solid!
I was lucky enough to catch NOT OF THIS EARTH in 1957, loved it! Blaisdell's Umbrella Monster freaked me out pretty good because I dug the weird stuff the most!
I also got to see ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS in 1957, even though the movie isn't that great, at the time, it was pretty damn weird and my horror bone got satisfied!
THE UNDEAD from 1957, in my opinion, is a bad movie. Paul Blaisdell has a cameo role as the corpse in the funeral wagon and his little flying parasites are reused from IT CONQUERED THE WORLD. Eegah!! either has or had this poster!
I saw THE VIKING WOMEN AND THE SEA SERPENT in 1957, the only parts I remembered were the ones with the sea serpent in them, not a great flick...
Then, I got to see WAR OF THE SATELLITES in 1958, I really liked it, some good old sci-fi hit the spot. The part I remembered the most was when Richard Devon burned his hand and then rubbed off the residue, creepy! And, Dick Miller kicks ass in the acting department!
Corman scored Robert Vaughn for TEENAGE CAVEMAN in 1958, a flick that's just plain whack!! This one I can't take, it's totally unwatchable for me.
NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST from 1958 is another less than satisfying flick. There are a few good scenes, but, all in all, petty much a dud. The beast is a mess of a monster!
Eegah!! and I saw THE BRAIN EATERS from 1958 at the theater, I think we laughed most of the time. Roger let Bruno VeSoto direct this thing starring Dungeon Favorite, Ed Nelson.
We also saw THE GIANT LEECHES in 1959, it was okay, some of the scenes in the Leeches' lair were fairly terrifying and we were satisfied with the movie.
Another flick we saw when it came out was A BUCKET OF BLOOD in 1959. I swear, this movie was so cool, Dick Miller, Barboura Morris and Anthony Carbone make for a true horror comedy classic. Man, Dick Miller was one very talented guy!
We also saw THE WASP WOMAN in 1959, we really liked it! There was plenty of action and it kept our interest the whole time, and, it's still fun to watch!
Our last movie is BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE from 1959. This is a strange little movie with a very strange looking monster. Not a great effort... Tune in again Wednesday when we'll be back with more... From the Dungeon!