“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Friday, September 19, 2014
Alien Massacre (1967)
aka Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors, aka Gallery of Horrors, aka The Blood Suckers, aka Return from the Past How bad is it? It's terrible. Should you see it? If you're a huge fan of John Carradine and Lon Chaney Jr.... maybe.
I've seen this film by accident at least 5 times. Most people find it by looking for the similarly titled "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors." Many of the titles used have nothing to do with the film , which is an anthology of five stories involving vampires, werewolves and walking dead. It looks like it was filmed on a high school stage with whatever props were lying around and the script, which adds nothing new or interesting to the genre, probably took less than a day to write. Chaney and Carradine don't appear together; they, director Hewitt and actor Roger Gentry were also involved in the earlier "Wizard of Mars" (reviewed earlier), which, while bad, was better than this.