EL ASESINO DE DUSSELDORF (1964) see Le Vampire de Dusseldorf
EL ASESINO INVISIBLE (1964/Filmadora
Aka: EL ENMASCARADO DE ORO CONTRA EL ASESINO INVISIBLE.
Credits: Dir: Renè Cardona.
Cast: Ana Bertha Lepe, Guillermo Murray, El
Enmascarado De Oro.
ASSAULT (1970/Rank) 89mins. UK.
Aka: TOWER OF TERROR; IN THE DEVIL'S GARDEN; THE CREEPERS.
Credits: Dir: Sidney Hayers; Sc: John Kruse.
From the novel "The Ravine" by Kendal Young.
Cast: Suzy Kendall, Frank Finlay, Freddie Jones, James
Laurenson, Lesley-Anne Down, Tony Beckley, Dilys Hamlett, Anthony Ainley, James Cosmo,
Patrick Jordan, Allan Cuthbertson, Anabel Littledale, Tom Chatto, David Essex.
At a school for young women several students are killed when they walk through a ravine in
the woods nearby. A victim struck dumb from the experience is unable to help, but the art
teacher, (Kendall), agrees to act as a decoy for the police to try and capture the sex
A pre-slasher trend, psycho terror film that is spoilt by having a "made for
television" feel about it.
Most notable for an early appearance by Down as a victim.
ASSIGNMENT ISTAMBUL (1968) see Castle of Fu Manchu
ASSIGNMENT: OUTER SPACE (1960/Ultra
Titanus) 79mins. Italy. Aka: SPACEMEN.
Credits: Dir: Antonio Margheriti; Sfx: Ceasar Peace.
Cast: Rik Von Nutter, Gabriella Farinon, David
Montressor, Archie Savage, Alain Dijon.
"1,000 Headlines into the Future!"
A group of astronauts go into outer space to rescue a spacecraft that is on a
collision course with earth.
A cheap and boring space opera.
ASSIGNMENT TERROR (1970) see Los Monstrous del Terror
THE ASTOUNDING SHE MONSTER (1957/Hollywood
International/AIP.) 59mins. BW. US. Aka: MYSTERIOUS INVADER (UK).
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Ronnie Ashcroft; Sc: Frank Hall; Ph: William C. Thomas; Mus:
Cast: Robert Clarke, Kenne Duncan, Marilyn Harvey, Shirley Kilpatrick, Jeanne Tatum,
"A creature from beyond the stars...Evil...Beautiful...Deadly!"
An incredibly sexy glowing alien, (Kilpatrick), from the planetary system of Antares who
can kill with the merest touch arrives on Earth to invite our planet to join the
"Council Of Planets" and enter a new age of peace. Circumstances find her
landing and interrupting the kidnappers of wealthy Margaret Chaffee, (Harvey), who she is
forced to kill, but when one of them, (Clarke), hurls acid at her she disintegrates
leaving behind a locket that contains the invitation that will now never be read.
This obviously cheap film consisting of nonsense narration and below par acting has gained
something of a cult following due mainly to Kilpatrick's appearance.
The strange backward walk whenever the alien leaves a room was included because
Kilpatrick's spacesuit was accidentally torn and the crew had no time to fix it during
their rushed four day shooting schedule.
THE ASTRO ZOMBIES (1968/T.V.
Mikels/Genini Films/RAM.) 83mins. Mexico.
Aka: SPACE VAMPIRES.
Credits: Dir: Ted V. Mikels; Prod: Wayne Rogers, Ted V. Mikels & Ken Altose; Sc: Ted
V. Mikels & Wayne Rogers; Ph: Robert Maxwell; Ed: Art Names; Art: Wally Moon; Mus:
Carradine, Wendell Corey, Tom Pace, Joan Patrick, Tura Santana, Wally Moon, Rafael
Campos, Vince Barbi, Victor Izay, Joe Hoover, Egon Sirany, John Hopkins, Lynette Lantz,
Janis Saul, Vic Lance, Rod Wilmoth.
Professor De Marco, (Carradine), plans to create a race of artificial men from his
isolated mansion laboratory. He needs a supply of organs to create his first man,
(Wilmoth), but it has a faulty brain and goes on the rampage. CIA. Agent Holman, (Corey),
follows the creature back to the scientist's laboratory and discovers a horde of other
zombies in the cellar. When an enemy agent named Santanna, (Santana), shoots De Marco, the
professor pulls a lever that blows the house to smithereens.
A slow moving and badly made affair that is too awful even for the
Wendell Corey died just after the completion of filming.
Wayne Rogers later found fame portraying "Trapper" John in the successful
television series "M*A*S*H".
ASYLUM (1972/Amicus) 88mins. UK.
Aka: HOUSE OF CRAZIES (84 mins. US).
Credits: Dir: Roy Ward Baker; Prod: Milton Subotsky
& Max J. Rosenburg; Ex.Prod: Gustave Berne; Sc: Robert Bloch; Ph: Denys Coop; Ed:
Peter Tanner; Sfx: Ernie Sullivan; Mu: Roy Ashton; Mus: Douglas Gamley and segments from
Mussorgsky's "Pictures At An Exhibition". Based on the short stories by Robert
Cast: Patrick Magee, Robert Powell, Peter Cushing,
Richard Todd, Herbert Lom, Britt Ekland, John Franklyn-Robbins, Megs Jenkins, Barbara
Parkins, Charlotte Rampling, Sylvia Sims, Barry Morse, Ann Firbank, Geoffrey Bayldon,
"You have nothing to lose but your mind!"
Doctor Martin, (Powell), arrives at an asylum to apply for a job that used to belong to a
Doctor Starr who has since gone mad and is kept in one of the wards. The crippled Doctor
Rutherford, (Magee), mentions that to secure the job Martin must identify which patient is
Doctor Starr. Doctor Martin is shown each of the four patients by the orderly who then
tell him their case history.
"Frozen Fear". A man, (Todd), kills his wife, (Sims), for the love of
another woman, (Parkins), and her money. He hacks up the body and places the wrapped
pieces into the freezer. The pieces come to life and claim him and his mistress as
"The Weird Tailor". A tailor, (Morse), is commisioned by a mysterious
man, (Cushing), to make a suit to strict specifications and is only allowed to work on it
after midnight. The tailor discovers that the suit is for a corpse and it will bring the
corpse back to life. Horrified the tailor runs back to the shop, but his wife puts the
suit on a dummy which comes to life and strangles them.
"Lucy Comes To Stay". A schizophrenic's other personality is the
vivacious Lucy, (Ekland), who is everything the patient, (Rampling), is not. Lucy even
kills for her.
"Mannequins Of Horror". A man, (Lom), is capable of constructing little
dolls wielding razor sharp knives that have the will of the person they look like
transferred to them. One of the dolls kills doctor Rutherford, and when Doctor Martin
steps on it we find it is full of small human organs.
Dr. Martin calls for the orderly, but finds that he wants to kill him. Dr. Starr has
killed the real orderly and after he kills Martin, he awaits the arrival of another young
doctor to apply for the job.
One of the more intelligent Amicus anthology films.
AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964) see À
Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma
AT THE EARTH'S CORE (1976/Amicus/British Lion/AIP.) 86mins.
Credits: Dir: Kevin Connor; Prod: John Dark; Sc:
Milton Subotsky; Ph: Alan Hume; Sfx: Ian Wingrove; Des: Maurice Carter; Mus: Mike Vickers.
From "At The Earth's Core" by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Cast: Peter Cushing, Doug McClure, Caroline Munro, Cy
Grant, Godfrey James, Keith Barron, Sean Lynch.
Dr. Perry, (Cushing), and his assistant Innes, (McClure), are demonstrating their
invention the MOLE., a machine that can travel underground by means of drilling through
the Earth's surface. During the demonstration the MOLE. goes out of control and it travels
to the centre of the earth where they find a prehistoric land called Pellucidar ruled by
evil Pteradactyl like creatures with telepathic powers. The human inhabitants of
Pellucidar are slaves to these evil creatures whom Perry and Innes battle to free
Pellucidar and save the beautiful princess, (Munro). Eventually they manage to take their
MOLE. back to the surface.
First of a brief series of films by Kevin Connor with Doug McClure and a thinnly applied
reference to Edgar Rice Burroughs. The effects are worse than that of a muppet movie,
however this has an endearing quality that keeps it compelling in the same cheap way that
the "Dr. Who" television series was a success.
Good family fun with some scary bits thrown in to make the kids scream.
ATACAN LAS BRUJAS (1964/Filmica Vergara) 90mins. BW. Mexico.
Released 23rd. Feb.'68.
Aka: SANTO EN LA CASA DE LAS BRUJAS; SANTO ATTACKS THE WITCHES.
Credits: Dir: José Diaz Morales; Prod: Luís Enrique Vergara; Sc: Fernando Oses &
Rafael Garcia Travesi; Ph: Alfredo Uribe Jocime; Mus: Jorge Perez Herrera.
Cast: Santo (Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta), Lorena Velazquez, Eda Erna Ruiz, Ramon Bugarini,
Maria Eugenia San Martin, Fernando Oses, Lobo Negro, Crox Alvarado, Alitia Michel, Mary
Montiel, Guillermo Hernandez (Lobo Negro).
Santo, the masked wrestling hero battles the reincarnation of a Seventeenth century witch,
(Velazquez), who has bewitched Ofelia, (San Martin). Ofelias lover, (Bugarini),
summons Santos help to stop Ofelia from being a scarifice at a Spring Festival.
A feature made from three episodes: "Atacan Las Brujas", "La
Bruja Maldita", and "Aquelarre Sangriento".
EL ATAUD DEL MUERTO (1957) see El Ataud del
EL ATAUD DEL VAMPIRO (1957/ABSA/Salazar)
86mins. BW. Mexico.
Aka: EL ATAUD DEL MUERTO; EL RETURNO DEL VAMPIRO;
THE VAMPIRE'S COFFIN.
Credits: Dir: Fernando Mendez; Prod: Abel Salazar; Sc: Ramon Obon & Javier Mateos;
Ph: Victor Herrera; Ed: Alfredo Rosas Priego; Art: William Hayden & Gunther Gerszo;
Mus: Gustavo C. Carrión.
Cast: Germán Robles, Abel Salazar, Ariadna Welter, Yerye Beirute, Alicia Montoya,
Guillermo Orea, Carlos Ancirca.
"It will haunt you forever! From the depths of evil comes a diabolical killer of
Vampire Count Karol de Lavud's, (Robles), body is stolen from its grave by a curious
scientist and accidentally brought to life. Dr. Enrique, (Salazar), eventually hunts the
vampire down at the fiends lair in a wax museum, but instead of disintegrating into
dust when he is killed, this vampire turns into a feeble bat.
A haphazard production heightened by imaginative lighting effects.
Robles' next film is the parody El Castillo de los Monstruos.
Producer K. Gordon Murray and dirctor Paul Nagle are to blame for adding the dubious
"Hypnoscope" and bringing this and many other Mexican atrocities into America.
Sequel: El Vampiro.
ATLANTIS (1961) see Journey
Beneath the Desert
ATLANTIS, THE LOST CONTINENT (1960/Galaxy
Prod./MGM.) 91mins. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: George Pal; Sc: Daniel Mainwaring; Ph: Harold E. Wellman; Ed:
Ben Lewis; Art: George W. Davis & William Ferrari; Sfx: Lee LeBlanc, A. Arnold
Gillespie & Robert R. Hoag; Mu: William Tuttle; Mus: Russell Garcia.
From the play by Sir Gerald Hargreaves.
Cast: Anthony Hall, Joyce Taylor, John Dall, Bill Smith, Edward Platt, Frank De Kova,
Berry Kroeger, Edgar Stehli, Wolf Barzell, Jay Novello. Narrator: Paul Frees.
Demetrios, (Hall), a young Greek fisherman, rescues Antillia, (Taylor), princess of
Atlantis, from a raft at sea and is persuaded to return with her to her island home beyond
the pillars of Hercules. When they arrive, the princess is horrified to find that the evil
Zaren, (Dall), holds sway over the kingdom and he plans to wage war on the rest of the
world with a large death ray. Demetrious is promptly put into chains with other slaves to
mine for the minerals needed for the war effort. A sadistic hypnotist changes any slaves
who are deemed to be too troublesome into animal-men. However, Atlantis is doomed to
perish by sinking in the sea and Demetrious manages to lead a rebellion and escape with
A juvenile fantasy spectacle that effectively weaves the plot around old Atlantean myths.
The pleasing photography helps an audience overlook the lack of substance. The crowded
arena scenes were borrowed from QUO VADIS.
ATLAS AGAINST THE CYCLOPS (1961) see Maciste Nella Terra dei Ciclopi
ATLAS AGAINST THE CZAR (1963) see Maciste alla Corte dello Zar
ATOM AGE DRACULA (1960) see Seddock
L'Erede di Satana
ATOM AGE VAMPIRE (1960) see Seddock
L'Erede di Satana
ATOM MAN VERSUS SUPERMAN (l950/Columbia)
BW. Serial. 12 Episodes. US.
Credits: Dir: Spencer
G. Bennet; Prod: Sam Katzman; Sc: George H. Plympton, Joseph F. Poland & David
Mathews; Ph: Ira Morgan; Ed: Earl Turner; Mus: Mischa Bakaleinkoff.
From the Radio Serial and the comic book character written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by
Cast: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Lyle Talbot, Tommy Bond, Pierre Watkin, Jack Ingram.
Several dangerous devices designed by the evil Lex Luthor and his henchmen threaten
Metropolis. Only Superman, (Alyn), can save the city.
Columbia's first film featuring the comic book superhero.
THE ATOMIC BRAIN (1963) see Monstrosity
THE ATOMIC MAN (1955/Anglo-Guild) 78mins. BW. UK. Aka:
Credits: Dir: Ken Hughes; Prod: Alec C. Snowden; Sc:
Charles Eric Maine; Ph: A.T. Dinsdale; Ed: Geoffrey Muller; Art: George Haslam; Mus:
Richard Taylor. From "The Isotope Man" by Charles Eric Maine.
Cast: Gene Nelson, Faith Domergue, Joseph Tomlety,
Barry MacKay, Peter Arne, Martin Wyldeck, Muriel Young, Carl Jaffe, Susan Chester, Charles
Hawtrey, Roland Brand, Launce Maraschal, Donald Gray, Vic Perry.
"The man they called the Human Bomb radiates across the screen!"
A body is fished out of the Thames that is revealed to be that of a top physicist, (Arne).
When he is operated on, the man dies for seven and a half seconds and miraculously
recovers although now he is seven and a half seconds ahead of normal time. A reporter,
(Nelson), attempts to unravel the mystery.
An original idea that is sadly not given the full treatment it deserves, but is
nevertheless an exciting spy drama.
ATOMIC MONSTER (1955) see Bride of the Monster
ATOMIC MONSTER-THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS (1961)
see The Beast of Yucca Flats
ATOMIC RULERS OF THE WORLD (1964/Shintoho)
83mins. BW. TVM. Japan.
Aka: ATTACK OF THE FLYING SAUCERS.
Credits: Dir: Tervo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa & Koreyoshi Akasaka; Prod: Mitsugi Okura;
Sc: Ichiro Miyegawa; Ph: Akira Watanabe.
Ken Utsui, Minako Yamada, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Kan Hayashi, Reiko Seto, Chisako
Tahara, Akira Tamura.
Superhero Starman, (Utsui), battles the fish men from Capia who have brought a new disease
to earth from their planet behind the Moon. The steel-bodied alien hero vanquishes the
Edited from episodes 3 and 4 of the Japanese "Super Giant" television series.
The alien superhero Starman who was sometimes called Super Giant, appeared in a series of
eight television episodes. In 1964, four features were edited from the 1956-59 television
serial and released in English language versions. The others are Attack
From Space; The Appearance of Super Giant and The Evil Brain From Outer Space.
THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE (1959/Allied
Artists/Gorham Prod.) 72mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Spencer
Gordon Bennet; Prod: Alex Gordon; A.Prod: Jack Rabin, Irving Block & Orville H.
Hampton; Sc: Orville H. Hampton; Ph: Gilbert Warrenton; Ed: William Austin; Art: Dan
Haller & Don Ament; Sfx: Jack Rabin, Irving Block & Louis DeWitt; Mus: Alexander
Cast: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway, Paul Dubov, Joi Lansing, Bob
Steele, Sid Melton, Jack Mulhall, Victor Varconi, Selmar Jackson, Jean Moorhead, Richard
Tyler, Ken Brecker, Frank Watkins. Narrated: Pat Michaels, Saucer Voice: John Hilliard.
"Tomorrows war to save the world explodes under the Arctic ice!"
An alien flying saucer that lands in the sea near Nome, Alaska, travels underwater and
destroys American atomic ships to try and conquer Earth. An atomic submarine named Tiger
Shark discovers that the saucer can self-repair any damage, and that inside is a creature
that resembles a giant hairy eyeball. The crew ram the space ship and manage to board the
craft, but most of the men are killed for their efforts. When the space ship flies to the
North Pole to refuel on magnetism, the sub launches a missile and destroys the alien.
A delightfully inept film that has a mercifully short running time. This makes full use of
stock footage, repeating the same shot of a submarine passing an iceberg several times.
ATORANGON, THE FLYING SUPERSUB (1963) see Kaitei Gunkan
ATRAGON (1963) see Kaitei
ATTACK FROM OUTER SPACE (1964) see Mutiny
in Outer Space
SPACE (1964/Shintoho) 79mins. BW. TVM. Japan.
Aka: INVADERS FROM SPACE.
Credits: Dir: Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa & Koreyoshi Akasaka; Prod: Mitsugi Okura;
Sc: Ichiro Miyagawa; Ph: Hiroshi Suzuki & Nobu Boshi.
Cast: Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Kan Hayashi, Teruhisa Ikeda, Hiroshi Asami, Junko
A neo-Nazi organisation constructs a space fleet and bombs the Tower of London and the
Empire State Building. Steel-bodied alien superhero Starman, (Utsui), destroys the threat.
Edited from the Japanese 1956-59 television series "Super Giant", utilising
episodes 5 and 6. Four English language dubbed features were released in 1964. See also Atomic Rulers of the World; The Appearance of
Super Giant and The Evil Brain From Outer Space.
ATTACK OF THE AZTEC MUMMY (1957) see La Momia Azteca
ATTACK OF THE BLOOD-LEECHES (1959) see Attack of the Giant Leeches
ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS (1957/Los Altos
Prod./Allied Artists) 64mins. BW.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Roger Corman; A.Prod. & Sc: Charles B. Griffith; Ph: Floyd
Crosby; Ed: Charles Gross Jnr.; Mus: Ronald Stein.
Cast: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Leslie Bradley, Russell Johnson, Tony Miller,
Mel Welles, Beech Dickerson, Richard Cutting, Ed Nelson, Jonathan Haze.
"Once were they men...now they are land crabs."
Atomically mutated crabs measuring 25 foot in size, prey on scientists marooned on a
desert island who have made the seawater radioactive. When the crabs kill the scientists
by eating their heads, they assume their memories and the crabs speak with the respective
scientist's voices. Another expedition arrives to discover the fate of the first, but the
crabs that lure them with the voices of the people they have eaten attack them. The
expedition tries to destroy the crabs with high voltage electricity, but all the while the
creatures are reducing the size of the island with explosives they have stolen from the
expedition. When the island is barely a rock outcrop, one scientist notes that one of the
crabs is pregnant.
A silly schlock title hides a fairly effective and inventive monster film.
Ed Nelson is in the crab costume.
ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WOMAN (1958/Allied
65mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Nathan Hertz (Nathan Juran); Prod: Bernard Woolner; Ex.Prod: Jacques
Marquette; Sc: Mark Hanna; Ph: Jacques Marquette; Ed: Edward Mann; Mus: Ronald Stein.
Cast: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers, Roy Gordon, George Douglas, Ken
Terrell, Otto Waldid, Frank Chase, Eilene Stevens.
An alien spaceship lands on Earth as witnessed by wealthy Nancy Archer, (Hayes), recently
released from a mental institution, but no one believes her. Meanwhile her husband,
(Hudson), plots to have her committed back into hospital so that he can spend her money on
his mistress, (Vickers). Nancys husband agrees to take her back to the mountains
where she saw the giant alien, but he runs away when the alien approaches leaving Nancy to
her fate. When Nancy returns home she starts to increase to a gigantic size and goes in
search of her husband at the local bar. She crushes him in a fit of rage, but eventually
she is electrocuted to death by overhead power cables.
A memorable title masks a film of inept special effects and awful scripting, even if the
overall silliness does become compelling. During many of the double exposure scenes of
gigantic Nancy, she is transparent due to the cheap process utilised.
ATTACK OF THE FLYING SAUCERS (1964) see Atomic Rulers of the World
ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES (1959/Balboa/AIP.)
62mins. BW. US.
Aka: DEMONS OF THE SWAMP; THE GIANT LEECHES (UK); ATTACK OF THE BLOOD-LEECHES.
Credits: Dir: Bernard L. Kowalski; Prod: Gene Corman; Ex.Prod: Roger Corman;
Sc: Leo Gordon; Ph: John M. Nickolaus Jnr.; Ed: Jodie Copelan; Art: Daniel Haller;
Animation: Ray Harryhausen; Mus: Alexander Laszlo.
Cast: Yvette Vickers, Michael Emmett, Ken Clark, Jan Shepard, Bruno Ve Sota, Gene
Roth, Tyler McVey.
"An unknown horror...An unknown death...What was the terrible power of the demons
of the swamp!"
Radiation from Cape Canaveral causes giant mutated leeches with intelligence to appear and
suck the blood from people in a Florida swampland. Dave Walker is blamed for the
disappearances until more people go missing, so game warden Steve Benton, (Clark), swims
to some caves and uses dynamite to blow up the creatures.
A cheap, but rather well done addition to the fifties cycle of monster films in which the
occasionally effective creatures appear to be nothing more than divers in ill-fitting
ATTACK OF THE LIVER EATERS (1968)
see Spider Baby, or the Maddest Story Ever Told
ATTACK OF THE MARCHING MONSTERS (1968) see Kaiju Soshingeki
ATTACK OF THE MAYAN MUMMY (1963/Medallion) 85mins.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Jerry Warren; Sc: Gilberto Solares & Alfred Salazar; Ph:
Enrique Wallace; Mus: Luis De Leon.
Cast: Nina Knight, Richard Webb, Bruno Ve Sota, Steve Conte, John Burton.
A woman regresses to a former life as a Mayan princess and leads scientists to a Mayan
tomb where a shaggy mummy comes to life.
Warren tries again to make something out of nothing, but succeeds only in confusing us
further. Most of the dialogue is inane and the dubbing is so muffled that any hope for
plot coherence is long gone.
This film was made from re-edited scenes of the Mexican AZTEC MUMMY films containing newly
shot American footage with Richard Webb. Some prints can be found at 74mins.
For more of the Warren legacy see Curse of the Stone Hand or La Marca del Muerto.
ATTACK OF THE MONSTERS (1969) see Gamera Tai Guiron
ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE (1963) see Matango, Fungus of Terror
ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE (1958/American
International/Alta Vista) 79mins. BW. US. Aka: SIX INCHES TALL (UK.); THE FANTASTIC PUPPET
Credits: Dir., Prod. & Sfx: Bert I. Gordon; Ex.Prod: James H. Nicholson & Samuel
Z. Arkoff; Sc: Bert I. Gordon & George Worthing Yates; Ph: Ernest Laszlo; Ed: Ronald
Sinclair; Props: Paul Blaisdell; Mus: Albert Glasser. Title song, "You're My Living
Doll" sung by Marlene Willis.
Cast: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Michael Mark, Marlene
Willis, Ken Miller, Scott Peters, Susan Gordon, Jack Kosslyn, Laurie Mitchell, June
Jocelyn, Jean Moorhead, Hank Patterson, Hal Bogart, Troy Patterson, Bill Giorgio, George
Diestel, Jaime Forster, Harold Franklin.
"Doll dwarves versus the crushing giant beasts!"
An evil doll maker, (Hoyt), discovers a way to reduce people to six inches in height,
make them up as puppets and place them against their will in marionette shows. One
man,(Agar), leads the others in an escape.
Some of the effects are slightly out of proportion, but the most glaring problem is the
Before the people are shrunk, we see two of the cast at a drive-in watching The Amazing Colossal Man.
Susan Gordon is Bert's daughter.
ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS (1962) see Cartes sur Table
LAUBERGE ROUGE (1951/Memmon) 103mins. France. Aka: THE RED INN.
Credits: Dir: Claude Autant-Lara; Prod: Simon Schiffrin; Sc: Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost
& Claude Autant-Lara; Ph: André Bac; Ed: Madeleine Gug; Art: Max Douy; Mus: René
Cloerec. From a story by Jean Aurenche.
Cast: Fernandel, Françoise Rosay, Julian Carette, Gregoire Aslan, Didier dYd,
Nane Germon, Marie-Claire Olivia. Commentary sung by Yves Montand.
In 1835 a disreputable French monk saves a group of travelers from a murderous innkeeper,
but the stagecoach and the travellers fall from a cliff.
AUSTRIA 1700 (1970) see Hexen Bis Aufs Blut
AUTOMAT NA PRANI (1967/Gottwaldov/
Societe General de Production/ Legergeant) Czechoslovakia/France. Aka: THE WISHING
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Josef Pinkava; Ex.Prod: Robert Braverman; Ph: Jirí Kolin; Des:
Zdenek Rozkopal; Mus: Wiliam Bukovy.
Cast: Milan Zeman.
Boys who visit a carnival and use a machine that seemingly grants their wishes are
surprised when it tries to take them to the Moon.
AUTOMATAS DE LA MUERTE (1961) BW.
Aka: NEUTRON AGAINST THE DEATH ROBOTS.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Frederico Curiel; Prod: Luis Garcia de Leon.
Cast: Guillermo Santa, Wolf Ruvinskis.
The evil Dr. Caronte is using the combined brains of three scientists to create a
blood-drinking monster and is forcing their co-operation by threatening to throw Nora into
a pit of man-eating zombies. Masked wrestling hero Nuetron, (Ruvinskis), destroys the
creature, rescues Nora and buries the laboratory under a landslide.
One of a series of five Neutron wrestling films. The others in the series feature no
AUTOPSIA DE UN FANTASMA
(1967/Rodriguez) 87mins. Mexico.
Aka: PACT WITH THE DEVIL.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Ismael Rodriguez.
Carradine, Cameron Mitchell, Amedee Chabot, Carlos Pinar, Pancho Cordona.
A 16th century suicide case, (Rathbone), is allowed to return to earth to see if he can be
accepted by any of three women, one of which is a robot.
A bizarre horror comedy that features a talking tarantula, a dim-witted professor,
(Mitchell), and the Devil, (Carradine), who can remove his tale and lasso people with it.
Eventually the film is revealed to be a play directed by Carradine and the film ends with
a nuclear holocaust.
AUTOPSY OF A GHOST (1967) see Autopsia
de un Fantasma