All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
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…
Rewatched as part of a group online viewing.
Charmingly gross, but either too silly or not silly enough – I'm not sure which.
Melting Man, Melting Man
Does whatever a melting can
Dripping flesh, all the time
A cosmonaut with a melting mind
Look out! Here comes the Melting Man
On rollerblades, too.
Wikipedia notes: Michael J. Nelson, the show's head writer who also plays a fictional character of the same name, spoke disparagingly about the film while describing it to the press: "The plot is--and I'm not kidding here--the plot is, a guy is melting. That's the plot."
Watching the interviews that accompany the film, everyone from the director to the actors to the cinematographer are basically apologizing for the movie they made.
And you know what? I think they just gave in to the hype. I didn't see it in 1977, so I will never have that context, but for me it was the best kind of exploitation entertainment, from the first moment to the last.
Michael J. Nelson is correct:…
Truly, one of the greatest schlock movies of all time. A true diamond in the rough. The plot is simple and does not screw around, and the gore effects are a fantastic sloppy mess!
Are we all melting. Or have we melted already? Only one man can answer this question, but who can answer this one... Steve?
This is probably the most awkward movie I've seen that was still pretty watchable. I rewound bits over and over again because I couldn't believe some of it. I'm not sure how the titular character not only saw the sun 'through the rings of Saturn', got bombarded with radiation, and somehow survived the trip back to earth. That's, like, a really long time.
Anyway, the awkwardness. Like, just these shots to be people's faces doing the 'look like you're listening and waiting at the same time!' over and over again. People walking ahead of another, letting the door close behind the person just as they get to it because what's blocking? An abundance of slow motion for the sake of…
***OctHorror Fest 2015: Schlock-O-Rama*** Day 18
Surprisingly a movie called The Incredibly Melting Man, directed by the same man who gave us Galaxina, isn't terrible. This is the same movie infamously lampooned by the MST3K trio and was featured on the 50 Worst Films Ever Made list, ahead of such movies as They Saved Hitler's Brain.
As far as creature features go this is certainly not one of the worst. It's got a chilling and yet somewhat sympathetic monster, expertly crafted by Academy Award winning make up artist Rick Baker, the plot is hokey but fun and some of the acting is decent. It does suffer the problems that most creature features do, mainlt it can be sluggish at points…
Wer glaubt, im letzten Sommer regelrecht ausgelaufen zu sein, der hat den hier nicht gesehen... Zusammen mit Street Trash das Body-Melt-Genre anführend, bietet der unglaubliche Blutrotz auf zwei Beinen, so viel unfreiwillige Komik, dass man von einer wahren Perle des Trashkinos sprechen muss. Dabei fand ich die Szene mit der Hochspannungsleitung wiederum äußerst gelungen... Egal. Läuft!
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