Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)




Director: Coleman Francis

Starring: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford

Run Time: 0:54

Rant: "50 Horror Classics: Anniversary Edition" With such films as Nosferatu, Little Shop of Horrors, Night of the Living Dead and of course... The Beast of Yucca Flats. This fucking movie will kill your brain-cells. It's garbage.

It opens with the worst strangulation scene of all time. I don't even know what it has to do with anything. The actors aren't putting any effort into this movie at all. At least fucking try your best. The shootout scenes are sickening. You can't even call it awful... its fucking pathetic.


So an atom bomb goes off and turns this obese guy into a monster. It's Tor Johnson from Plan 9 From Outer Space. He's garbage. It's obviously a silly B movie so I'll forgive it for it's horrible premise but why did they rip his shirt apart and leave the pants in perfect condition? Most of the movie is a guy on vacation being shot at from a helicopter. It's not even an hour long. It's fucking shit.

I wanna torture whoever edited this. They had to have put the music in randomly. Thankfully there isn't much dialogue but the narrator is horrendous. He adds nothing.

This is another one of those cases where you watch a bad movie for fun but it ends up ruining your day. I've seen worse movies but not many. It literally wastes an hour of your life. There isn't a single redeeming quality in this awful horror movie.

Fun Fact: Yucca Flat exists and is considered "the most irradiated, nuclear-blasted spot on the face of the earth."


Ratings:
Horror Film: 1
Entertainment: 1.5
Suspense: 1.5
Official Rating: 1.2




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