Balladeer’s Blog takes another look at some very strange movies from the cinematic hinterlands. Enjoy these four to help get over any post-Christmas blues.
INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS (1973) – William “Big Bill” Smith from biker films and the old western series Laredo stars as a government agent investigating the mysterious deaths of scientists working on Top Secret projects.
Turns out a female mad scientist is creating a race of human/queen bee hybrids out of female subjects. These Bee Girls then go forth and slay their male targets by literally “loving” them to death.
This baby must be seen to be believed. FOR MY FULL-LENGTH REVIEW CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2012/09/28/bad-movie-page-invasion-of-the-bee-girls-1973/
THE MAN WITHOUT A BODY (1957) – Unbelievably bad movie which will have you smacking your head against the wall with its hopelessly flawed logic and truck-sized plotholes. A dying tycoon has a brain tumor so he wants a healthy brain to replace it.
For absolutely no reason he thinks this new brain will carry on his consciousness. Making even less sense is the fact that he wants the brain of the long-dead Nostrodamus to be the replacement organ! Making the least sense of all is the fact that his graverobbers find Nostrodamus’ brain INTACT after hundreds of years!
All this plus a mad scientist who has disembodied monkey heads and a huge eyeball on his laboratory wall. FOR MY FULL-LENGTH REVIEW CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2010/11/13/the-man-without-a-body-1957/
THE CONFESSIONAL (1976) – This is 1970s exploitation filmmaking at its most joyously tasteless! A deranged priest takes to murdering his parishioners for the sins they admit to in the confessional booth.
His murder techniques include poisoned communion wafers, strangling people with Rosary beads and stabbing them with crucifixes! (Ouch!)
In his spare time he torments his wheelchair- bound mother Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? style. FOR MY FULL-LENGTH REVIEW CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2010/08/22/bad-movie-the-confessional-1976/
BLOOD BEACH (1980) – John Saxon and Burt Young head a cast of nobodies in a laughably bizarre excuse for a horror film. A creature living beneath the sand at a California beach feeds at will on beachgoers by sucking them down through the sand and devouring them.
The half-chewed remains of some of the monster’s victims are pretty gory but otherwise the killings look almost as silly as the deaths in the 1950s anti-classic The Creeping Terror.
Features some of the worst police work this side of The Hypnotic Eye and The Dead Talk Back. FOR MY FULL-LENGTH REVIEW CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2013/09/22/blood-beach-1980-on-the-texas-27-film-vault-february-22nd-1986/
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