Monster of the Day #284

Boy, these monsters keep getting cornea and cornea.

  • Flangepart

    But I’m sure he was a good pupal in school…

  • KeithB

    I don’t see how they can ski with that lousy depth perception. (Assuming I got the right movie…)

  • But I’m sure he was a good pupal in school…

    Ha, used that on Tuesday!

  • roger h

    The first CBS logo was not used very long.

  • Okay, a show of hands. Who cried, along with me, when the poor invaders were cruelly fried?

  • roger h

    @sandy, yes, I cried my eye out.

  • Reed

    It made me want to punch a shark. :mad:

  • Ericb

    The Brits don’t get enough credit for their excellent, non-vertebrate, creepy monsters.

  • The one that started it all, at least on Comedy Central.

  • Flangepart

    The one that started it all, at least on Comedy Central.

    John M. Hanna said this on July 7th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Ah, yes. Is this the only time Forrest Tucker became riff fodder for Joel and the Bots?

  • Rock Baker

    Long time favorite! If it weren’t for the model jet scooping into frame during the bombing run (and a stock shot showing conventional bombs posing as incindiary bombs), The Crawling Eye would be just about perfect! These things probably impacted my youth as strongly as the Venus invader from It Conquered the World (I recall planning sequels for both films).

  • I would love to the see the teleseries this was adapted from. I especially like how Tucker keeps making vague references to (seemingly) a previous alien incursion. I thought maybe the original Trollenberg Terror TV show was connected to another, like the Quatermass series, but that doesn’t seem to be. Still, it’s a nifty and intriguing bit of business.

    Also, there’s an entire Freakazoid cartoon parodying this very movie. Kind of weird, actually.

  • Rock Baker

    “Didn’t you see him?! His head! It was torn off!”

    Pretty rough stuff given the period!

    Ah, yes, “The Cloud!” I’ve long been in debate as to which Freakazoid! segment I liked best. The Cloud? Or Tobey Danger in ‘Doomsday Bet’?

  • zombiewhacker

    Really, the silly alien puppet is what made this MST3K fodder. The script by Jimmy Sangster wasn’t bad at all.

  • Rock Baker

    That’s funny. I found the Eyes to be disturbingly life-like the way they constantly twitched and shuddered. Plus, they look neat-o cool!

  • Petoht

    Also the source of a pretty funny episode of Freakazoid, where’ they spoofed just about everything, including the opening credit sequence.