Monster of the Day #573 Updated on October 10, 2012 By Ken Begg 12 Comments “One banana, two banana, three banana, four! Four bananas makes… AIIIEEEEEE!” Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1704 (Feb 21, 2018) Monster of the Day #1703 (Feb 19, 2018) Monster of the Day #1702 (Feb 7, 2018) Monster of the Day #1701 (Feb 6, 2018) Monster of the Day #1700 (Feb 5, 2018) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera977 Kumo-san, run and save yourself! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! The Rev. I really need to get around to seeing this (he said for the five millionth time). cullen_waters I haven’t seen this since I was a kid. Don’t remember much, just the end. Ken_Begg It’s surprisingly good. I saw it as adult after, like you, not having seen it since I was a kid, and it’s one of those films that works better for adults than for youngsters, I imagine. It’s quite spooky. bgbear_rogerh The first film I saw on “Fright Night” with host Seymour. The “Monster Horror Chiller Theater” of Los Angeles in the 70s before “Elvira”. I was probably about 11 and I recall laughing a lot. I should see again some day. Gamera977 Really liked it, picked it up expecting guys in goofy rubber suits but it’s more a psychological sorta horror, great atmosphere to it. First time I saw it was late and I was sorta sleepy and groggy and the end seemed like some sort of crazy fever dream. Really freaked me out. Ken_Begg I was lucky enough to see this at B-Fest one year, up on a big screen. The atmosphere really popped, especially the stuff on the deserted ship. Rock Baker Nice still! Yeah, good old ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE, nice spooky stuff. One of the few Toho films that might have actually benefited from being released straight to the tube by AIP-TV. Although the vistas would be lost -possibly creating an even more claustrophobic feeling- the US prints were in black and white I hear. This is one film that would work really well in black and white (in fact, a sort of reverse WIZARD OF OZ would have been really smart, starting the film in color, when it’s all the fun boat trip, and then turning black and white when they hit the island). Good news is, I understand there was only one dub track for this film, the international dub, so the Tokyo Shock disk is a pretty good buy. I had my brother pick one up for me at G-Fest this year. I may watch it as part of the spook season we’re in now! Flangepart Revenge of the pizza toppings! Interesting to watch this right after H-MAN. The use of ships might make a good thematic review, mayhaps. Sandy Petersen Despite the fact that Mike Medved actually lists it in his Golden Turkey awards, it is a nice little film. He thought the monsters were lame, but of course the point of the movie is not that the monsters are directly menacing you. And in fact the lamer the monsters are, the more of a threat they become. It is based on a story by William Hope Hodgson, who wrote great seafaring horror. Flangepart Seymour! ‘Ol Larry Vincent. We had him in Columbus for a while many moons ago, me childhood days in fact. That’s a LOT of moons ago. Loved his attitude. “If you stayed up this late, for this little, you’re bigger fools than I took you for. So get out the paper towels for THE SLIME PEOPLE, formerly, The Wizard of Ooze.” bgbear_rogerh Cool, never knew they syndicated Seymour. best tribute I heard was the use of Seymour’s introduction in “From Dusk till Dawn” when introducing Selma Hyack’s character. “The epitome of evil, the master of the macabre, the most sinister creature to crawl upon the face of the Earth. SEEEEYMOOOORE” (from memory please excuse).