Monster Movie Marathon 12/12/2014 – Screamers (1979)

Well, that was drab. Turns out Screamers is a super old-fashioned Italian horror pic with new footage (featuring Mel Ferrer and Cameron Mitchell) brought in by a crew that included future mega-producer Gale Anne Hurd and FX dude Chris Walas. The film proper has a volcano, angry natives, fish head masks, a Snidely Whiplash villain and even a chamber that slowly fills with water. Some blunt miniature work fills out the climax. There’s a lot of running for the first hour. And lots and lots of fish-man hands slowly appearing around corners.

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