Friday Night At The Home Drive-In: Invasion from Inner Earth (1974)

Poster for Invasion from Inner Earth (1974)Invasion from Inner Earth (1974) by #BillRebane

Pilots and their passengers, who are  are stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness, begin to hear strange reports over their radio. Soon they find that they are at the mercy of an alien death ray.

“They’ve been waiting millions of years for this moment”


#Horror #SciFi

As I said in my post about Monster a Go-Go (1965), I’ve enjoyed other movies by Wisconsin filmmaker Bill Rebane, including The Giant Spider Invasion (1975), Blood Harvest (1987) and The Alpha Incident (1978). Like Monster a Go-Go, I had never seen Invasion from Inner Earth (1974) before picking up a copy of Weird Wisconsin: The Bill Rebane Collection on Blu-ray. In fact, one of the things that attracted me to the box set was the fact that it contained a bunch of Bill Rebane movies that I had never seen. Continue reading

Friday Night At The Home Drive-In: A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975)

Poster for A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975)A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975)
AKA Una libélula para cada muerto by

w/#PaulNaschy #ErikaBlanc #ÁngelAranda

A killer cleans up the streets of Milan by murdering those considered to be deviants and leaving behind an ornamental dragonfly, soaked in the blood of the victim.

#Horror #Spanish #Giallo

A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975) is very different from the last Paul Naschy film I watched (and wrote about). I am referring to Hunchback of the Morgue (1973), which is one of my favourite Paul Naschy films. It may in fact be the first Paul Naschy film that I ever saw… Continue reading

Friday Night At The Home Drive-In: The Fakers / Smashing the Crime Syndicate (1968)

Poster forn The Fakers (1968)The Fakers / Smashing the Crime Syndicate (1968) by #AlAdamson
w/#BroderickCrawford #ScottBrady #KentTaylor

A syndicate dealing in counterfeit bills is unaware that a man they are in business with is a double agent for the FBI. Or…

Two agents tracking down Nazi war criminals unite to stop the syndicate from distributing counterfeit U.S. currency.

#Crime #Action

The Fakers (1968) is not a movie that I’d ever heard of before – and I’m an Al Adamson completist. It doesn’t even get it’s own page on the IMDb. It’s simply referred to as an alternate title for Hell’s Bloody Devils (1970). This can’t be true. Al Adamson shot a bunch of footage involving bikers and added it to The Fakers (1968) in order to cash in on the popular biker genre – or so I’ve heard. There isn’t a single biker to be found in The Fakers (1968), so how can it be the same movie? Continue reading

Friday Night At The Home Drive-In: The Deadly Mantis (1957)

Poster for The Deadly Mantis (1957)The Deadly Mantis (1957) by #NathanJuran
w/ #CraigStevens #WilliamHopper #AlixTalton

When a melting iceberg releases a prehistoric giant praying mantis, a palaeontologist works with the military to kill it after it attacks scientific outposts on its way to Washington and New York.

“The most dangerous monster that ever lived!”
“A Thousand Tons of Horror! From A Million Years Ago…”

#Horror #SciFi #Giant #Monster

At the risk of repeating myself…

Quite some time ago, I wrote about a TV show that I discovered when I was young. It aired late on Saturday nights and was called Not Quite Classic Theatre. As I said back then, “perhaps ‘show’ isn’t the right word for it. It was a time slot during which the TV station would air old B-movies.” I wrote that “watching those old monster movies inspired and excited me in a way that no other movies had. I loved them, and I loved that they gave me ideas and made me want to write.” Basically, watching movies on Not Quite Classic Theatre helped to make me into the person that I am today (for better or for worse). Continue reading