mutation, assimilation, modification, and the impact of technology, science, and industry on the human body and its form (with some…
The Incredible Melting Man
The First New Horror Creature
An astronaut exposed to cosmic rays outside of Saturn's rings returns to Earth and begins to melt away. Escaping from the hospital, he wanders around the backwoods looking for human flesh to eat.
I absolutely loved this movie! Holy cow, it's the best. I don't know where to start so I'm just going to list things:
1) Dr. Ted Nelson is the absolute best. As my fiance put it, he perpetually looks like he's misplaced his wallet. Like he's just slightly annoyed and put upon in every situation he finds himself in. Like he's misplaced his wallet and he's not completely late, but like he could be if he doesn't find it RIGHT NOW.
We were dying when the movie cuts to him at least three separate times rolling his eyes and huffing when the police officer is berating him for not divulging classified information. Or when he asks…
Uhhh did everyone improvise all their dialogue with strict orders to act like they're on Valium? Every actor looks like they have no idea what's going on... Tension on set? Maybe everyone is high on Ludes??? Did Ed Wood Ghost Direct this???????
Seriously one of the worst movies of all time with the BEST Make-up Effects of it's time - the movie looks so good in HD and is fun to laugh at.... until it never ends!
It takes some time to figure out what kind of bad movie "The Incredible Melting Man" truly is. Is it a good bad movie? The kind that is fun, watchable, and poorly assembled in some way, inspiring laughter but maybe a little respect for an element that was done right. Is it a bad bad movie? The kind that wastes an audience's time as early as the opening credits with its total ineptitude. Is it a sad bad movie? The kind where the filmmakers have no idea how horribly the film they are making is crashing down around them. Whichever the case may be, "The Incredible Melting Man" is, at the very least, a bad film.
The story follows an…
My buddy Jocke have an adorable daughter, Adélè. Here's my advice for them both: when Adélè has grown up to be a smart, brilliant young lady, she MUST start a science project at school. That project will deal with one of the biggest mysteries in the universe: why an utterly boring, slow and uneventful movie like The Incredible Melting Man can be so amazingly entertaining and likable.
That's it. Over and out.
One of the great pleasures of buying blu rays, is the experience of watching something totally abysmal in way better quality than it deserves. In none of my collection is this more apparent than "The Incredible Melting Man" which has far better video than a lot of prestigious studio titles, all while displaying an ineptness in acting and editing that you would rarely see outside of a vhs tape. Throw in a couple of documentaries and a director commentary and I can say this was a great purchase and something I look forward to throwing on with some friends.
The plot concerns Super Mario's astronaut brother who flies too close to the "rings of saturn" and wakes up too find…
For every tremendous release by Arrow there are about ten films so atrocious brought to BD that you can’t help but seethe with frustration that this shit is being put to disc while so many fantastic classics have yet to make it to even DVD in the UK. Urgh. Where the fuck is my UK BD of Dog Soldiers?!
As I always apologise, Arrow can only work with what they have and once again what they appear to have is not a lot. The film uses a surprisingly large amount of stock footage and for whatever reason that stock footage is in terrible nick, the rest of the original footage holds up a little better but looks like it could…
The incredibly untalented Alex Rebar fronts a thriller of sorts (1978), about an astronaut who returns to terra firma only to find that he's turning into Malt-O-Meal. Grisly but strangely dull, and directed indifferently by William Sachs. Jonathan Demme makes an all-too-brief guest appearance. 86 min.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Possibly one of the most iconic horror thrillers around that everyone forgets about. Its probably the epitome of schlock horror with the added bonus of having some quite dazzling practical effects courtesy of the legend Rick Baker. Get a load of that title! As with many sci-fi movies of the 70's and 80's, this film was heavily influenced by older sci-fi thrillers of the 50's that pretty much had the same plot. A dude comes back from outer space with some kind of illness or infection that slowly kills him.
Sure enough, in this movie a dude (Steve West) comes back from the far reaches of space (travelling to Saturn), after getting hit in the face with a blast of…
Bad movie, great special effects, downer '70s ending, I'm in!
Can someone give this guy a napkin or something?
This movie is the quintesstial late night monster movie. At least, to me it is. Its bizarre, has some fun bad acting, weird story and characters, random artisic choices, and even tries to touch to touch the heart at the end. It also has this wonderful, sleezy, 'maybe I shouldn't be watching it' feel that sells these kind of movies to me.
So bad it's good and whilst a director inspired by 50's comics understood this, tampering producers didn't. The plot, dialogue and acting are all laughable but what actually hurts the movie is the producer's attempts at making it serious (hence the bad opening). The gooey effects are SPECTACULAR though and as a schlock movie it kinda works.
This movie needed more melting man. Less long shots of absolutely nothing.
There was a LOT of ink spilled in fan magazines on the amazing visual spectacle this film represented. What was studiously avoided was any mention of the profoundly bad film those effects were a component of. There's a serious sense of "We've got a camera and a couple of weeks off... let's make a monster movie!"