Monday, September 11, 2017

The FIFTIES HORROR And SCI-FI MOVIES Of JOHN CARRADINE

Today we're going to check out the Horror and Sci-Fi Movies of John Carradine from the Fifties. Of course, his work in the Forties would put this list to shame, but, I love the stuff from the Fifties the most because they're in my wheel house! Man, that's a great shot of John!

John's first horror movie in the Fifties was THE BLACK SLEEP in 1956 (he did a ton of westerns during his career). He stars with Lon Chaney, Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Bela Lugosi and Tor Johnson! I remember that Eegah!! always said this flick freaked him out when he saw it...

In 1957, John stars in THE UNEARTHLY as Dr. Conway, a real nut job, just look at him. Myron Healey, Allison Hayes, Sally Todd and Tor Johnson also star with John, which reminds me, a post that I want to do is all the scream queens I had a crush on, of which Sally Todd is one! Love her in FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER too...

 John lands the role of the Egyptian Pharaoh, King Khufu, in THE STORY OF MANKIND, also from 1957. Wow, wish I had a pet tiger, but, I'm sure it'd freak out my kitties!!

In 1958, John has the role of Dr. Rayburn and Narrator in the Japanese abominable snowman movie, HALF HUMAN. Morris Ankrum also appears as Dr. Jordan.

If ever a poster could be sued for false advertising, THE COSMIC MAN from 1958 is that poster. Look at the green alien in the poster, then, look at John! Seriously, what the Hell?!!

He has a small part in INVISIBLE INVADERS as Dr. Karol Noymann in 1959. He gets killed in a lab explosion about two minutes into the film and becomes an Invader!

Also in 1959, John signs up for Jerry Warren's INVASION OF THE ANIMAL PEOPLE with another beautiful girl in it, Barbara (THE FLESH EATERS) Wilson. John plays the Narrator here.

We'll end with THE INCREDIBLE PETRIFIED WORLD in 1959, another Jerry Warren production. This time John plays Professor Wyman, head of the diving bell expedition. Robert Clarke, Phyllis Coates and Sheila Noonan round out the cast in this unbelievable underwater adventure! Well, there you have it, John in all his Fifties glory, tune again Wednesday when Eegah!! calls the shots!!

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