Movies That Witness Madness is an ongoing series extolling the trashy, schlocky stupid joys of midnight cinema. In Part 3, you'll discover which film left a drug-addled Stephen King helpless with laughter, how Neil Sedaka was humiliated by a jellyfish and find out which director got their start on Korea-made King Kong knock-off. More
"Moon Monsters Launch Attack Against Earth!" The low-budget monster movie is a real guilty pleasure, especially when the monster suit appears to have been made using household items or purchased from a thrift store. You could laugh yourself into a hernia watching a guy in a gorilla costume and diving helmet, who lives in a cave with a bubble machine, clomp around Bronson Canyon in search of grade-z starlets. Seen with friends and/or illicit substances, there's nothing funnier. Movies That Witness Madness is an ongoing series extolling the trashy, schlocky, stupid joys of midnight cinema. In part 3, "Monster Suit Mayhem", you'll discover which film left a drug-addled Stephen King helpless with laughter, how Neil Sedaka was humiliated by a jellyfish and find out which director got their start on a Korea-made King Kong knock-off. We'll bring the cheesy flicks, you bring the beers for this bonkers b-movie extravaganza!
Ian Watson is the author of the #1 bestseller Midnight Movie Madness, a 400+ page guide to such bizarre, campy and endearing classics as Reefer Madness, Attack of the 50ft Woman and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.
on May 2, 2014 :
Today, film-makers can do virtually anything with special effects, and it's something we are getting used to. How often do we look at the screen and exclaim "I can't believe what I'm seeing!"? But check out some of the "masterpieces" of man-in-monster-suit madness profiled in this little book of cult film reviews and you'll find yourself saying just that. From "Robot Monster" in 1953 to "The Galaxy Invader" in 1985, here is a tasty selection of tawdry treasures humorously presented and a with a due respect for the critical importance of trivia.