Archive for Roger Corman

Horror That Grows On You

Posted in Classic Horror, Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Nature Gone Wild with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

It Grows!

Cool one-sheet for the impending It Grows (2014), an indie made creature feature movie short filmed in “verdant photosynthescope.” I have no idea what a “verdant” is.

Here’s how this thing sprouts: “Zac has a problem. He suffers from ‘cyberchondria’ – he contracts every disease he ever reads about online. But that’s not his only problem. Something is growing in his garden…and it’s growing fast! Is it just a cute little plant, or could it be the harbinger of something more sinister?”

I vote for something more sinister.

Little Shop of Horrors

Man-eating vegetation is nothing new to horror. One only needs to look back to the Little Shop of Horrors (1960 and re-made in 1986) as a random starting point. In that one a florist’s assistant cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. They had me at florist assistant.

One of my all time-y favorite “plants gone wild” horror movies is Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989), wherein a rose bush gets super-sized thanks to being fertilized with some of Godzilla’s cells. A Biollante by any other name…

Godzilla vs Biollante

Wild fun fact: Movie producer Tomoyuki Tanaka had been looking to create new monster opponents for Godzilla to turn into mush. As part of pre-release publicity, Tanaka solicited script ideas from the public with 5,000 entries being received. The winning entry that was selected was from Shinichiro Kobayashi, a dentist.

I wish Shinichiro Kobayashi was my dentist.

Horny Women vs. Sea Monster

Posted in Fantasy, Giant Monsters, Scream Queens with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2014 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Viking Women and the Sea Serpent

The ultra-low budget Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (aka, The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent/1957) is, on the surface, a simple story about horny ladies. Symbolically throwing pointy spears at a fully erect tree trunk, each gal takes a shot, the final impalement being the judgment of what plan of action to take now that all their boyfriends have gone off to distant lands (i.e., a bar.)

Viking Women and the Sea Serpent

So it’s decided – build a boat, get in the boat and use the boat to travel to the Land of Baloney Pony Rides. Never mind that not one girl has ever sailed a boat, let alone built one. (On the maiden’s maiden launch, they drop and lose an oar in the ocean before you can say, “Titanic.”)

Viking Women and the Sea Serpent

Fortunately, one guy sporting a tree trunk for one of the women stows away on the canoe built for two (but now holds 11). A lot of good his boating skills do up against a giant inflatable sea serpent, thunder AND lightning, and swirly seas. Yes, I said swirly.

Viking Women and the Sea Serpent

The storm whittles the crew down to six, and after barely dodging said monster of the sea, make it to an island, only to be captured by barbarians with suspect hygiene. But all is not lost – this is the exact same island the Viking women’s mattress mates are being held captive. What happens next is a testimony to a girl’s needs.

Viking Women and the Sea Serpent

After a Barbarian vs. Broads lock-up worthy of a $1.99 pay-per-view, the gals rescue their stud muffins and lay a course to get laid. But dang it all to heck – the barbarian warlord, still stinging from his defeat at the manicured hands of women, rallies all his battle boats to go after them. The sea monster surfaces up in an effort to cash in on his 40 second allotted movie time to run swirly interference.

Wanna know what happens next when the ladies get their men home? You’ll need to have “The Talk” with your mom about that one.

Cobra + Alligator = Cobragator

Posted in Giant Monsters, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2013 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Cobragator

Ever want to know what you’d get if you cross a king cobra with an alligator? Of course you do. And you’ll get to find out when Roger Corman presents Cobragator, a Jim Wynorski “film” shooting in October 2013 and coming eventually to a SyFy Channel™ near you.

No plot details as of this e-barfing, but you already know what’s gonna happen. Some scientist or lab experiment goes awry, the two creatures are morphed together, it gets loose and goes on a people eating spree, the military is called in (but are useless), and one guy or gal figures how to stop it, all the while saying stuff like, “We’re gonna need bigger guns.”

Hope the put more effort into creating the monster than they did on the teaser poster. It looks like it was done by a snakeodile with an Art Institute™ “degree”.