Jim reflects on the very first "monster movie" he saw - 1959's "The Giant Behemoth," starring Gene Evans, Andre Morell, Jack MacGowran and Leigh Madison and directed by Eugene Lourie. A classic big monster film about a radioactive dinosaur that attacks London. Scientists scramble to find an answer to this enormous threat. This stroll down memory lane is all ahead in this week's episode of "monster Attack!"
Jim takes a look at Hammer Films' third entry in its vampire series with 1963's "The Kiss of the Vampire," starring Clifford Evans, Edwardf de Souza, Jennifer Daniel and Noel Willman. The film received quite a makeover for its American television release as "The Kiss Of Evil." A young newlywed couple finds themselves stranded in a mountainous region of Bavaria near a town keeping a deadly secret - a vampiric cult led by a mysteriou... Read more
Jim reflects on the first feature film adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel, "1984," starring Edmund O'Brien, Jan Sterling, Michael Redgrave and Donald Pleasence. In the near future following a devastating nuclear war, a totalitarian state, overseen by a mysterious figure known only as "Big Brother," has arisen. Winston Smith, a lowly clerk commits high treason when he falls in love.This 1956 gem presents a powerful commenta... Read more
This week's film was suggested by one of our listeners. Featuring Arthur Franz, Kathleen Crowley and Robert Brown, this 1958 Sci-Fi/Jungle Adventure film was influenced by the launching of Sputnik in 1957. The story deals with a woman and two explorers who are looking for the woman's husband in the jungles of Mexico where an American satellite has crashed. Find out more about this cult favorite on this week's episode of "Monster At... Read more
Mark Maddox and Jim discuss the last "Frankenstein" film made in the 1950's - 1958's "Frankenstein's Daughter," starring Sandra Knight, John Ashley, John Zaremba, Donald Murphy, Harold Lloyd Jr and Sally Tood. A mad scientist in an LA suburb conducts experiments on an unassuming girl with horrific results. Find out all the dirty details on this episode of "Monster Attack!"
Jim examines a low-budget monster movie that has gained a large cult following the last several years with 1966's "The Navy vs The Night Monsters," starring Mamie Van Doren, Anthony Eisley, Billy Gray, Walter Sande, Edward Faulkner and Bobby Van. Foliage samples from "Operation Deep Freeze" in Antarctica create havoc on an isolated island serving as a military research station. It's Man against Nature on this week's episode of "Mon... Read more
Jim revisits a childhood sci-fi with 1958's "The Strange World of Planet X," aka "Cosmic Monsters," Forrest Tucker,Gaby Andre', Martin Benson, Alex Mango and Wyndham Goldie. A scientist's quest to harness a powerful magnetic force unleashes a horror on a nearby village and could result in the extinction of mankind. And a strange man could hold the key to man's survival. Find out what happens on this episode of "Monster Attack!"
Jim reflects on the third Frankenstein entry in Hammer Horror film history with 1964's "The Evil Of Frankenstein," starring Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Duncan Lamont, Katy Wild and Kiwi Kingston. The doctor returns to his chateau only to find it ransacked. He also discovers something else ... The Creature. And the fun begins. Featuring a Hypnotist with ulterior motives that complicates a tense situation, it's all ahead on this... Read more
Mark Maddox drops by to talk about one fo Jim's "Guilty Pleasures," 1963's "The Slime People," starring Robert Hutton, Les Tremayne, Robert Burton, Susan Hart, Judee Martin and William Boyce. The world is threatened by a race of slime creatures who live underground. How will man survive? This is an episode that will keep the censors busy as well. Tune in for this entertaining episode of "Monster Attack!"
Jim talks about a "Guilty Pleasure" from his "Monster Movie Matinee" days - AIP's 1958 cult classic "Terror From The Year 5000," directed by Robert J. Gurney Jr. and starring Ward Costello, Joyce Holden, Salome Jens, Robert Downs and John Stratton. An experiment in communicating with future beings unleashes a hideous creature on a small island in Florida. Is this a look into Man's future? Find out on this episode of "Monster Attack... Read more
Mark Maddox joins Jim for a discussion on a Dan Curtis TV classic, 1968's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," starring Jack Palance, Denholm Elliot, Billie Whitelaw, Leo Genn and Torin Thatcher. Many fans consider this production to be the definitive adaptation of Stevenson's classic novel. Find out what Jim and Mark think about this gem on this week's episode of "Monster Attack!"
Jim examines a Hammer film classic from 1966, "Dracula Prince Of Darkness," starring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Frances Matthews. Andrew Keir, Susan Farmer, Charles Tingwell, Thorley Waters and Philip Lathem. This is the sequel to Hammer's first entree in their Dracula series ("Horror Of Dracula") and Lee's second appearance as the Count. Find out more on this episode of "Monster Attack!"
Jim examines a Japanese cult classic from 1963 - "Matango; a.k.a. Attack of the Mushroom People," starring Kumi Mizuno, Akira Kubo, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kenji Sahara and directed by Ishiro Honda. A group of people on a luxury cruise find themselves stranded on a remote island without food ... except for some suspicious mushrooms. To eat or not to eat. That is the question on this episode of "Monster Attack!"
Madeline Brumby joins Jim in a discussion about 1931's classic tale of Good vs Evil, "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," adapted from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson and starring Fredrick March, Miriam Hopkins, Ruth Hobart, Holmes Herbert and Edgar Norton. March won the Best actor Oscar for his portrayal of a man of science who explores man's darker side in an experiment that goes horribly wrong. It is a classic tale of a man opening the p... Read more
Jim travels to 1962 to examine a film that started slow, but developed a huge cult following, Herk Harvey's classic psychological thriller, "Carnival of Souls," starring Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sydney Berger, Art Ellison and Stan Levitt. A young woman survives a horrific car accident and is haunted by the ghoulish figure of a man. Is he real or is he a figment of her imagination? Find out on this week's episode of "Monste... Read more
This episode is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Dick Miller, a veteran of more than 180 films who passed away Jan 30th. Dick appeared in this week's film, "The Undead" (1957), directed by Roger Corman and starring Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland, Allison Hayes, Val Dufour, Billy Barty and Richard Devon. An experiment studying the possibility of past lives creates a frightening and dangerous scenario. Find out more about thi... Read more
Jim takes a look at a cult film that made quite an impression on his generation with 1958's "The Screaming Skull," starring John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Russ Conway, Toni Johnson and Alex Nichol (who also directed). Newlyweds return to the home of the husband where his first wife died in a mysterious accident. Is her spirit haunting the estate and what does the childlike gardener know? Find out on this week's episode of "Monster Atta... Read more
Jim talks about another favorite from his childhood and a film starring one of his idols, 1954's "The Mad Magician," starring Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Patrick O'Neal, Eva Gabor, John Emery and Donald Randolph. Don Gallico is a genius inventor of illusions who has his dream dashed by the man he works for. Revenge is on the menu for this classic. Find out more on this episode of "monster Attack!"
Jim talks about a favorite for AIP fans, 1958's "How To Make A Monster, starring Robert H. Harris, Paul Brinegar, Gary Clarke, Gary Conway, Morris Ankrum, John Ashley, Thomas Henry Browne and Robert Shayne. The story centers around a celebrated makeup artist working on the set of a horror film finding out his career is being terminated by the studio's new owners. Suddenly strange deaths begin occurring. Find out more on this episod... Read more
It is the First Episode of the 4th Season and Mark Maddox stops by to ring it in with 1939's classic "Son Of Frankenstein," starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Josephine Hutchinson and Donnie Dunagan. Wolf Frankenstein returns to his father's old home and laboratory and finds the monster still lives. Will the temptation of continuing his father's work consume him? Find out on this episode of "Monster... Read more