Friday Night At The Home Drive-In: Horrors of Spider Island (1960)

Poster for Horrors of Spider Island (1960)Horrors of Spider Island (1960) by #FritzBöttger
w/#HaraldMaresch #HelgaFranck #DorotheeParker #BarbaraValentin

“Seven showgirls crashed on a diabolical island and fought passionately for the ultimate prize… A MAN!!”

“One bite from a giant spider turned him into THE WORLD’S MOST HIDEOUS MONSTER with a diabolical lust to KILL!”


What can one say about Horrors of Spider Island (1960)? It’s a notorious bad movie, and has been featured on several programs that specialize in showing (and sometimes poking fun at) bad movies. I think it’s fair to say that it is a perfect example of a type of movie sometimes referred to as “so bad it’s good.” Continue reading

Friday night at the home drive-in: Earth vs the Spider (1958)

Poster for Earth vs the Spider (1958)Earth vs the Spider AKA The Spider AKA Earth vs the Giant Spider (1958) by #BertIGordon w/#EdKemmer #JuneKenney #EugenePersson

Teenagers & their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.


“Bullets Won’t Kill It! Flames Can’t Hurt It! Nothing Can Stop It!

#Horror #SciFi

I seem to be in a real 1958 mood lately. My home drive-in has been screening movies from that year, or thereabouts, for a couple of months now. Perhaps it’s an attempt to teleport back to an earlier, more innocent, time of my life. Not that I was alive in 1958. That would make me about as old as I feel. No, but I watched a lot of movies from 1958, or thereabouts, in the 1980s on my favourite weekly television event – Not Quite Classic Theatre. Continue reading