The Thing from Another World (1951)

The Thing from Another World (1951)

A tidy little horror thriller helmed by Howard Hawks’  production company (rumors maintain he directed most of the film, uncredited), The Thing from Another World is generally known in sci-fi circles as the original movie that inspired John Carpenter’s The...
Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

In mankind’s first mission to the moon, five astronauts (Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, “Queen of the ‘B’s” Marie Windsor, Douglas Fowley, and William Phipps) wake out of their space-sleep to run into some technical problems. One chemical fire...
The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)

The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)

The dangers of tanning! Or – is it dipsomania? In fact, the allegory to alcoholism is none-too-subtle in The Hideous Sun-Demon (1959), the story of a scientist exposed to radiation and transformed into a kind of reverse-lycanthropic state. It’s hard to...
The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

A lifetime of B-movie experience has led me to believe there is an inverse correlative between a film title’s exciting hyperbole, and the action therein. Sadly, in 1957’s The Astounding She-Monster, this ends up being the case. In this not-quite-astounding...