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Little Hawk 14 Dec 05 - 05:35 PM
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GUEST,Martin Gibson 14 Dec 05 - 05:57 PM
Peace 14 Dec 05 - 06:22 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 14 Dec 05 - 06:24 PM
Little Hawk 14 Dec 05 - 06:53 PM
SINSULL 14 Dec 05 - 07:26 PM
Chris Green 14 Dec 05 - 08:22 PM
Little Hawk 14 Dec 05 - 08:27 PM
Cluin 14 Dec 05 - 08:44 PM
Donuel 14 Dec 05 - 08:46 PM
robomatic 14 Dec 05 - 08:53 PM
Peace 14 Dec 05 - 09:18 PM
Donuel 14 Dec 05 - 09:21 PM
Little Hawk 14 Dec 05 - 10:02 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 14 Dec 05 - 10:07 PM
number 6 14 Dec 05 - 10:22 PM
bobad 14 Dec 05 - 10:23 PM
Once Famous 14 Dec 05 - 11:01 PM
Bobert 14 Dec 05 - 11:16 PM
Peace 14 Dec 05 - 11:17 PM
Dave Hanson 15 Dec 05 - 09:54 AM
mooman 15 Dec 05 - 09:59 AM
Little Hawk 15 Dec 05 - 11:01 AM
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GUEST,Art Thieme 15 Dec 05 - 08:13 PM
Lonesome EJ 15 Dec 05 - 11:49 PM
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Little Hawk 16 Dec 05 - 10:29 AM
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GUEST,Guy Wolff on safari 16 Dec 05 - 09:26 PM
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Subject: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 05:35 PM

Most of them are a mixture of creepy and unintentionally funny. If you like dinosaurs and oversized bugs, ya got those. If you are creeped out by shapeless things, you've got the Blob. All kinds of possibilities.

I can't decide which one I like best, but how about you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Wesley S
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 05:40 PM

The Thing - but that would be classified as science fiction.

The Creature From The Black Lagoon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 05:49 PM

The Creature FTBL had to be one of the best, all right. As kids, we loved that one. I had a plastic figure of the Creature, made by Marx. Pretty cool. There was the Aurora model kit of him too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Wesley S
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 05:52 PM

I think mine was the Aurora too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 05:57 PM

The original Invaders From Mars from 1953 starring Jummy Hunt and Arthur Franz.

an absolute classic.

I love many films of this genre. the Scifi channell misses the boat not playing them. I enjoyed the versions shown on Mystery Science theater 3000, also.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Peace
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 06:22 PM

"The War of the Worlds"

It was in black and white. Scared the heck out of me when a cat in an alley knocked over a metal garbage can lid while I was walking home. Ran for blocks. It was dark out at the time. The movie cost $.25 to watch and I recall getting a bag of chips, pop and chocolate bar for another $.25. Must have been around 1957 or so.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 06:24 PM

If "horror" means "scary" then The Day the Earth Stood Still gets my vote though it's really science fiction,. All I know is that it scared the shit out of me. I first saw it on television around the time of the Cuban missile crisis when it looked to my twelve-year-old eyes like we were going to wipe each other off the map any day. So along comes this seemingly invincible guy from another planet who tells us that if, by chance, we don't destroy our planet they'll destroy it for us if we start shooting our little bombs into outer space. Gee, thanks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 06:53 PM

I have now read some reviews of "Invaders from Mars" (a movie I was unaware of till Martin mentioned it...can't remember if I saw it back then in the 50's or early 60's). Sounds like a very effective sci-fi horror film, low on budget but big on atmosphere.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 07:26 PM

"The Day The Earth Caught Fire"


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Chris Green
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 08:22 PM

Invasion of the Body Snatchers. A genuinely unsettling film. For sheer cack value, though, It Came From Under The Sea kicks the ass off all of them (apart from Plan 9 from Outer Space, obviously!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 08:27 PM

"cack" value?


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 08:44 PM

Them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 08:46 PM

Attack of the 50 ft woman and the Triffids double feature at the drive in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: robomatic
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 08:53 PM

"Invisible Man" with Claude Rains had a scene with a train wreck which scared me, but for the horror film genre I'm a fan of Vincent Price: "The Fly" "The House On Haunted Hill" (the one with the huge concrete vat of acid)

and let us not forget "Mr Sardonicus"


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Peace
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 09:18 PM

Oh, yeah: "Dr Terror's House of Horrors"


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 09:21 PM

What was it, it was an English film about a meteorite that when it got wet would grow to towering heights and fall over thus spreading it over the countryside in a great migration.
The downside was, if you touched it your hand would start to trun to stone and gradually spread thoughout your body.

???

It gave me nightmares for weeks when I was only 3.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:02 PM

I think that was "The Monolith Monsters". Interesting idea, that one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:07 PM

I was excited to pick up a cheap DVD of Man From Planet X which is again more of a science fiction movie. For a super spooky cheap horror film from that era (not sure of the year it came out) Carnival Of Souls scares the Hell out of me no matter how many times I watch it.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: number 6
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:22 PM

"On the Beach" ...It may not have been a horror movie ... but it certainly scared the hell out me when I was a kid and it kept me up at nights.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: bobad
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:23 PM

Sleeping Beauty scared the crap out of me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Once Famous
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:01 PM

6, On the Beach scared me, also. The cold war did have it's moments of fright.

Little Hawk, the original Invaders From Mars, was a classic, very effective on a low budget told through the eyes of a boy. If you find it in a video store, it is worth watching. Cheesy by today's standards, but a well played out story.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:16 PM

Teranchila...


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Peace
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:17 PM

Oh, yeah. Another came to mind. "The Tingler". As Martin said, not much by today's standards, but THEN--man oh man.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 09:54 AM

When I was a kid, Abbot and Costello Meet the Zombie, it's still the only film that ever frightened me.

In modern films, ' Ed Gean ' cos it really happened.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: mooman
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 09:59 AM

No takers for the Dr Quatermass films?

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 11:01 AM

Quatermass was pretty cool. The British films never got as much distribution in North America, but they tended to be a bit more serious and convincing in tone, I think. "Gorgo" was one of the better "big lizard" movies, for instance. British monsters naturally must always gravitate toward London, taking special care to go after London Bridge, Big Ben, Picadilly Square, and such prime locations. Your average monster is just another type of tourist, it seems, stopping in at all the obligatory sites. No British movie monster has ever assaulted the city of Hull. It's clearly not worth bothering about. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Chris Green
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 11:13 AM

"Cack" - shite, not good (but in a quite funny sort of way!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: maire-aine
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 07:54 PM

I'm with Bee-dubya-ell about The Day the Earth Stood Still.

M.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 08:13 PM

This was, I believe, from the '50s---although I didn't see it until the '60s----in a theater in Toledo, Oregon that ran older flicks.

"Five Million Years To Earth"

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 11:49 PM

It was a scene from The Mummy that really got me.

The Mummy is avenging itself on all of those who have entered its tomb. One guy, a little professor or something, is being stalked by the Mummy. He sees him standing outside his kitchen window, etc, and everybody decides the little professor is nuts. We know different, though.
Anyway, they lock the little guy away in a cell with one window covered by bars and a screen. "No one can hear you in here," says the white-coated attendant as he locks the door. "If you need anything, ring the buzzer," and he points to a huge doorbell-like buzzer on the wall. The little guy is actually relieved to be locked in this cell, safe from the clutches of the Mummy. He eases back in his chair...but what do we see in the shadows across the lawn of the asylum? What in God's name is stumbling out of the trees, lurching toward the window? You want to yell Behind you, Little Guy! Turn around! And finally, he does. But what does the numbskull do? Does he push the frigging buzzer that's in plain sight? NO! He beats on the door! "Oh, Please someone!!! Help me I beg you!! AAAAGGGHHH!" The little guy is beating on the door with the chair while the Mummy is ripping the screen off, and everybody in the theater is shouting "Just ring the damn BUZZER!!!!" But of course, he doesn't, and the Mummy bends the bars apart, grabs the guy in his supernatural Mummy death-grip and kills him, then clambers out the window.
Learned a very basic lesson at that early age...Pay attention to the instructions!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 10:15 AM

"Five Millon Years To Earth" might have been the U.S.A. release title of what was a Quatermass film in the U.K. It was a chilling film. A space ship of sorts is found deep in the London subway system. It has been their a L-O-N-G T-I-M-E ! And it sort of has a alife of it's own...

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 10:29 AM

Yes, that was a very spooky film. Great stuff. When the British do sci-fi, they usually do it well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 03:53 PM

"The Amazing Colossal Man." Saw this long ago. I think it's exposure to radiation that sends this guy's pituitary gland into deep overdrive, as he grows to about 100 feet high. Anyone remember that?

The already mentioned "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Invaders From Mars." Pure classics.

"Attack of the 50-Foot Woman." Pure 50's fun.

Not a particularly entertaining one, but who remembers the one about a severed hand crawling around wreaking havoc?

After school, I'd get home in time to see "Chillers From Science Fiction," a bay area TV station's afternoon show featuring mostly 50's sci-fi and horror flicks. Many kids of my age wouldn't have been exposed to these films as they were long out of the theatres, had it not been for the afternoon TV showings.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 04:05 PM

Imagine what a severed penis could have done!

Of course, it would not have got past the censcor board.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 04:06 PM

The stranglers of Bombay - I liked that, does anybody else even remember it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 04:09 PM

Then too, what if the severed hand and the severed penis had met? Kind of like Frankenstein and the Wolfman...


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: RangerSteve
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 05:58 PM

As a kid, all of the Roger Corman films loosely based on E.A. Poe seemed really spooky. The House of Usher is one that still holds up pretty well after all these years.


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From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 07:30 PM

Art, yes, that was the US title of Quatermass and the Pit.

All three series of Quatermass were wonderful BBC 50's sci-fi/horror. There was a remake of the first one this year, which was an interesting idea. Doing a 2 hr tv drama entirely live is simply unheard of nowadays.


And they lead directly to Doctor Who....


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 08:00 PM

The British had a long time developing a culture. The Americans have had about 230 years. It shows.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: GUEST,Guy Wolff on safari
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 09:26 PM

THe Invation of the Body Snatchers scared me to death !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: alison
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 11:33 PM

The blob.... had a great theme song too... really happy and catchy
"it slips, its slides, it slithers, it crawls.... beware of the blob" or something to that effect....

what was the Vincent Price one where he was a disgraced Shakespearean actor who then murdered his critics in Shakespearean ways? "theatre of Blood" ??

oooh an all those really crappy Hammer Horror Vampire movies..... with the bats on very visible pieces of elastic......

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 12:07 AM

ROTFLMAO, Little Hawk! If those two met, that movie would be a mess.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: GUEST,william
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 12:15 AM

I sure liked the edgar allen poe ones with vincent price. red Masque of Death got me pretty good (though that may be leaking into the 60's a bit. The one that creeped me out all time though was "Premature Burial" with Ray Milland. Holy shit. I slept on the couch with the radio and a light on for a couple of weeks. And there's this tune in it that some grave digger whistles that gave me flashbacks .. damn it scared me. guess sometimes these hit you at just the right time and they can really freak you out. w


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Peace
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 12:30 AM

"Not a particularly entertaining one, but who remembers the one about a severed hand crawling around wreaking havoc?"

That was one of the vignettes from "Dr Terror's House of Horrors".


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Cluin
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 05:57 AM

"Forbidden Planet" spooked me out as a kid. Mainly due to that creepy soundtrack.

It was more scary than this one anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 09:44 AM

Any of those films - especially in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 versions.

"This Island Earth" (s-f) is really cool because of the "interrossiter" sequence. (Top scientist receives mysterious box with instructions on how to build an "interrossiter." What the heck is that? The include components are odd and futuristic. When
it's built, it puts him in touch with space dudes ! Wow !)


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 10:05 AM

From the fifties?Has to be INvasion of the Body Snatchers For all time scare the daylights out of you had to be The Haunting The original one not the one with Liam Neeson. You never see the Monster but man that was terrifying. The Wickerman had it's moments but mostly I couldn't sympathise with the cop so it didn't bother me when he got barbecued. The other scary one was Aliens with Sigorney Weaver. Neil


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 11:48 AM

Guest_William

Yes, The Premature Burial was really scary. And the gravedigger's tune was Molly Malone. Remember the elaborate system of flags, bells, whistles, etc that Milland devised to alert people that he was buried alive? And the dream sequence where all the devices failed?
Good stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 01:24 PM

The Haunting was 60s. I finally got a copy on Ebay. Also have two copies of Day of the Triffids.

Does anyone remember a film called "Univited"? Not "The Uninvited" with Ray Millan. This one may have been a Thriller episode. A man is an expert on electricity. He traps his wife and her lover in their home shoeless.with the warning that anything they touch may electrocute them. The lover grabs the phone - ZAP! She disappears.
The story opens with a young couple looking to buy the house. The real estate agent tells them the story and then fades into the walls - she is the wife. Scary stuff. I don't think they bought the house.


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Subject: RE: BS: Favorite 50's horror film...
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 04:15 PM

I don't know about being frightened, but I remember the scene from "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" where the leading lady ( Julia Adams?) was swimming in the lagoon, and her movements were being mirrored by the creature swimming below her. It was the beauty -Julia, who caught my adolescent imagination, and not the beast. I also figured out - early on - that Julia wouldn't come to any real harm.


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