Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Day It Came to Earth (1979)

Director: Harry Thomason

Writer: Paul Fisk

Composer: Joe Southerland

Starring: Wink Roberts, Roger Manning, Robert Ginnaven, Delight De Bruine, George Gobel, Rita Wilson, Lyle Armstrong, Ed Lover, Bill Eflstrom, Bill Eubanks, Joe Barone, Conrad Rothmann, Lou Hoffman

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A night of terror....

Plot: A glowing meteor falls into a secluded pond into which Mafia hitmen have dumped the body of one of their victims. Students from the local college use the pond for a swimming hole. Then the fun begins.



My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Well, here's you a low budget, let's get some cool cars, a monster mask and have some fun kind of movie.  I forget which one but one of the two lead guys overacts his ass off and it's really funny when he's yelling about the monster he saw.  Hilariously bad.  The same goes for one of the girls that he's with.  Ginnaven as the lead cop, Lt. Kelly, does a great job.  But what got my attention was this is a 70s sci-fi flick with George Gobel.

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His reaction is priceless.  He's not in it much but it's strange seeing him in such a low budget flick like this.  The monster effects by Conrad Rothmann are pretty good.


The music is repetitive but it works for what it is.  This is another one of those THE BLOB (1958) clones but the creature is a humanoid instead of Jello.  It'd be fun to have seen this with a bunch of friends at the drive-in but on the TV it loses all of that.

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