Saturday, July 11, 2009

Die, Monster, Die!

Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

Slightly Trashy

Bloke (Nick Adams) goes to creepy old house to retrieve his girlfriend from school (Suzan Farmer). Her aging, wheelchair bound father (Boris Karloff) disapproves. And then there's something about this weird disease which is messing people up but is actually radiation poisoning caused by a glowing meteorite or something. They're all going to get cancer. Hahahaha.

Yeah, the wife got all swollen and mutated or whatever and they were all like "wtf!" and it was great. I can't remember if she tried to eat anybody, but there was at least one radioactive mutant attack. I love it when radioactive mutants attack. I want to make a movie about radioactive mutants attacking. It would be great.

This movie was vaguely entertaining I guess, being slightly above average, mostly only because of Karloff's performance. He was practically dead at this point but he was still awesome. The rest of the movie was only mediocre and I didn't pay that much attention to what was going on (I've been having some major attention issues lately. Seriously. I can't focus on anything for longer than thirty minutes. Alas, youtube has ruined my attention span).

Um, yeah, what else? Oh yeah, the youngsters in this movie were particularly dumb. Hey, there's this weird rock which will probably cause horrible genetic damage to anyone who goes near it. Let's touch it. I don't know, they should have just booted it right out of there the moment things started to get weird. There's no excuse not to.

I guess the girl didn't want to leave her father or anything, but you know, there's a certain desire for self preservation which has to be acknowledged. In horror flicks, it is advisable to help other people, but not too much. The person with total disregard for their fellows gets killed coz they're an arse but the person who helps other people all the time gets killed so the hero can make it out.

It's hard to tell just how much you're supposed to help people.

Anyway, yeah, this moviw was alright, worth it for the Karloff goodness, but generally sort of blah.


Directed by: Daniel Haller. Written by: Jerry Sohl, based on The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft. Starring: Nick Adams, Suzan Farmer, Boris Karloff, Freda Jackson, Patrick Magee.

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