Without Warning stared Jack Palance . Siskel and Ebert panned it.^^ I watched that recently. Pretty bad. It was intended as a zombie/spiritual horror film and then re-edited and plastered with last-minute FX to make it an alien/sci-fi film. I did enjoy it ironically. The kill-spree at the end is fun. If most of the film was like that and less investigative it'd be a lot more entertaining.
Last night I started watching Without Warning 1980 (also called The Warning, contrarily). Very low budget, sci-fi horror, pre-dating and often compared with Predator. I plan to finish it this evening.
Famous stuntman B movie actor and star of serial Undersea Kingdom Ray Crash Corrigan's last acting gig was in the movie It The Terror from Beyond Space 1958 This film films written by Jerome Bixby was one of the inspiration for the movie Alien . In fact the plot of Alien bears more the similarities to this film. Corrigan played the monster but, unfortunately rubber monster suit that wore was too small for him, There is are scenes in the film where the monster is seemingly sticking it's tongue out , it was in actuality Ray Corrigans chin sticking out !Interesting!
There is nothing like a classic science fiction film^^ yes, I've been meaning to watch It The Terror Beyond Space for a while for its connection to Alien (though I am generally a sucker for a good old Sci fi b movie).
A terrific list of classics.I love a good Sci fi B movie, particularly from the 50's. Or just old school monster mayhem in general. Some favourites:
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
20 Million Miles To Earth
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Forbidden Planet (if that counts... Higher budget than most)
Invasion of The Bodysnatchers
Tarantula! (genuinely scares me, since I have a spider phobia and they use a real spider)
The 1980's B movie "The Hidden" is a real gem as well.
One of my hobbies is taking old, low budget films and trying to improve on them with modern editing; removing some of the worse shots, trimming for pacing etc. Not to replace the original, but as an experiment. I ended up removing 30 minutes of footage from Creature from the Black Lagoon without cutting any scenes or altering the narrative... Nuts how slow that film is.
Love this movie.Alone in the Dark (1982). Kind of a B-movie horror with a group of psychopaths who escape from a mental asylum. But includes great actors such as Jack Palance, Donald Pleasance and Martin Landau. At one point they are in a Punk rock club. Quite entertaining.