CURRENT FAVORITES

  Forbidden Planet

  Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

  Godzilla

  Gojira

  Green Slime

  The Abominable Dr. Phibes

  The Crawling Eye

  It! The Terror From Beyond Space

  The Mask of Fu Manchu

  The Thing

  Them!

  War of the Gargantuas

PRE-ATOMIC AGE

  Dracula

  Frankenstein (1931)

  Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

  Son of Frankenstein (1939)

  Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

  Frankenstein Vs. The Wolf Man
  (1943)

  House of Frankenstein (1944)

  King Kong

  Metropolis

  The Mummy (1932)

  The Mummy's Hand (1940)

  The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

  The Mummy's Ghost (1944)

  The Mummy's Curse (1944)

  The Werewolf of London

  The Wolf Man

ATOMIC AGE

  Atomic Submarine

  It! The Terror From Beyond Space

  The Creature from the Black Lagoon

  Forbidden Planet

  The Deadly Mantis

  Kronos

  The Giant Claw

  The Giant from the Unknown

  The Thing From Another World

JAPAN

  Battle in Outer Space

  Gamera

  Godzilla

  Godzilla Raids Again

  Godzilla Vs. MechaGodzilla

  Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

  Gojira

  Green Slime

  Half Human

  Mothra

  Rodan

  Varan

GREAT BRITAIN

  Crack in the World

  Quatermass and The Pit

  Quatermass 2

  Spaceways

 The Abominable Snowman

  The Crawling Eye

  The Giant Behemoth

  X the Unknown

WEIRD AND UNIQUE FILMS

  The Adventures of
  Baron Munchausen

  The Abominable Dr. Phibes

  The Assassination Bureau

  The Big Lebowski

  The Phantom of the Paradise

  The Return of the Witch

  The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  The Saragossa Manuscript

  Theatre of Blood

  The Wicker Man

MODERN SCI FI FILMS

  2001

  Alien

  Aliens

  Dark Star

  The Mummy (Brendan Fraser)

  Silent Running

  Star Wars (1977)

  The Omega Man

  The Thing From Another World
  (Kurt Russell)

NON SCI FI FILMS

  Bad Boys

  Death Hunt

  Seven Samurai

  The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

FILMS I DON'T CARE FOR

  Event Horizon

  The Matrix

 

 

 

Forbidden Planet

NOTHING TO DO BUT THROW ROCKS AT TIN CANS, AND WE GOTTA BRING OUR OWN TIN CANS. Brilliant, visionary, original sci fi classic. A spaceship arrives at a distant planet to relieve the colonists who landed there many years before. They discover that the only survivors are a scholar and his daughter and a domestic robot the scholar has assembled. The Commander of the C-57D informs the scholar that his orders do not cover this eventuality and that he'll need to contact Earth, not a small feat at such a distance. The scholar offers his robot to help with the project, urging the Commander to depart as soon as possible. Unfortunately, a malevolent force on the planet begins wreaking havoc, just as the scholar had warned.

The scholar reveals the functional remnants of an ancient civilization, a colossal machine 25 miles square, buried under the surface of the planet. He tells the Commander that his intelligence had been boosted after a nearly-fatal experience with an educational device that is part of the colossal machine, and that had allowed him to build the robot and the study the ancient civilization over the years. An officer slips into the professor's house and the entrance to the ancient civilization and suffers grave damage using the educational device, but before he expires, he is able to whisper to the Commander, warning of "monsters from the id..." When the Commander demands that the scholar focus on this possibility, that his own mind is causing the invisible monster to attack, the invisible monster appears, intent on destroying the scholar.

AN HEROIC SPACEMAN DURING THE BATTLE WITH THE INVISIBLE MONSTER.

ON BOARD UNITED PLANETS CRUISER C-57D.

THE ROBOT.

DR. EDWARD MORBIUS.

ALTA MORBIUS. Anne Francis is gorgeous. And talented. She plays the perky-smart daughter perfectly. Adds another dimension to the movie.

THINGS HEAD SOUTH. Monsters from the id. They'll trip you up every time. Shortly hereafter in the film, Dr. Morbius, having been fatally wounded, triggers a self-destruct feature in the Krill windings and instructs the Commander to escape with Alta and the robot. The robot is shown piloting the spaceship to a safe distance 24 hours later as the planet explodes. "A genuine privilege, Commander." The robot and Alta each add a great deal to the movie overall. The deadpan robot dialog is often hilarious.

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