Monster of the Day #898

Assuming I’m right about yesterday’s movie, these are from the same flick.

  • bgbear_rnh

    It looks like the urban legend where cops pretend to have a new type of lie detector that they hook a dim-witted criminal to.

  • The Rev.

    I have never seen this. However, my video guide from ages ago had a description of a movie w/ a singing alien that is a dead ringer for this thing, so I think I actually know what it is. We’ll see…

  • David Fullam

    This is from Spaceship/The Creature Wasn’t Nice, an astonishingly bad attempt at doing an Airplane on Alien and the like. It was so bad it went direct to cable.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Between this and yesterday’s entry, we are getting an confirmation of what we all here already know: for sci-fi comedy laughs, parody cannot best earnest attempts at the genre.

  • Flangepart

    Standard proof of that concept, Plan 9 from you know where. That’s why you won’t see a deliberate comedy ever at MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic.

  • bgbear_rnh

    You are right, the closest I can think of is “Hobglobins” and that was not one of the better efforts on MST3K.

    I think Ken made the point before that the real worst movies are unfunny comedies. I definitely agree.

  • Ericb

    Catalina Caper but that was the only time they went down that road (and actually the riffing was pretty good for that one … must have been the Tommy Kirk effect).

  • bgbear_rnh

    forgot that one and there was enough “serious plot” in the “caper” to not be a strict comedy.

  • Rock Baker

    The potential was there, certainly, but the movie was terribly unfunny. The best thing about it was Leslie Neilsen, who had a few good lines sprinkled throughout. Actually, I can recall one very funny moment, when Patrick MacNee came to another character’s door holding a mirror under his face, noting he didn’t wish to appear ominous….

    Give me LOBSTER MAN FROM MARS any day, though.

  • Flangepart

    Best part: Tommy Sledge!
    Narration by Dr. Demento, Tony Curtis helpin’ out a buddy, Bobby(You know who) Pickett as…well, the Martian astrologer. And the first version of ‘Rock Lobster’ ever heard as the closing tune.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I have to agree on Plan 9. I finally saw it a few months ago on a local channel and man was it ever funny. Not to mention more entertaining than 99% of the ‘serious’ stuff the SyFy Channel shows.

  • The Rev.

    …and it turns out I was right, after looking up “I Want to Eat Your Face.” Cool,

  • Gamera977

    Good points on serious movies vs. movies that are supposed to be funny. Although I’ll go with Space Mutiny over Plan 9 though. How on earth could they have thought the golf cart chase was a serious action scene is totally beyond me.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I don’t know, my mother-in-law is pretty dangerous with those carts at Costco.

  • sandra

    Tthe movie was bad but the alien’s song and dance number was great : “I want to eat your face/ your face would be so yummy / I want to have your face in my tummy./ I want to eat your smile/ Your smile is so beguiling/ If I could eat your smile – I’d be smiling “