20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)

“Why is it always, always, so costly for man to move from the present to the future?” Synopsis: When a spaceship crashes into the Mediterranean, two fishermen (George Khoury and Don Orlando) and a boy (Bart Braverman) rescue two of the passengers, of whom only one (William Hopper) survives. While a beautiful doctor-in-training (Joan Taylor) […]

Born to Dance (1936)

“He’s got a smile like concentrated vodka!” Synopsis: A trio of Navy sailors — Ted (James Stewart), ‘Mush’ (Buddy Ebsen), and ‘Gunny’ (Sid Silvers) — romance three girls while on leave: Stewart falls for an aspiring dancer (Eleanor Powell), Ebsen flirts unsuccessfully with a singer named Peppy (Frances Langford), and Silvers attempts to reunite with […]

Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)

“I am fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason.” Synopsis: An alien named Klaatu (Michael Rennie) and his bodyguard-robot Gort (Lock Martin) land in Washington D.C. hoping to peacefully warn the Earth’s leaders that internecine violence will lead to the planet’s annihilation. When Rennie is immediately attacked, he goes undercover to learn more […]

Forbidden Planet (1956)

“The fool, the meddling idiot! As though his ape’s brain could contain the secrets of the Krell!” Synopsis: In the 23rd century, the crew leader (Leslie Nielsen) of an interplanetary cruiser is surprised to find that a scientist (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis), and their robot Robby are the sole inhabitants on the planet […]

This Island Earth (1955)

“It is indeed typical that you Earth people refuse to believe in the superiority of any world but your own.” Synopsis: A scientist (Rex Reason) puts together a device made from highly advanced electronic parts and soon finds himself communicating with a high-foreheaded man named Exeter (Jeff Morrow), who brings him to a mansion in […]

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

“When an armed and threatening power lands uninvited in our capitol, we don’t meet it with tea and cookies.” Synopsis: While returning from their honeymoon, a scientist (Hugh Marlowe) and his new wife (Joan Taylor) spot a flying saucer and soon learn that a fleet of aliens are intending to take over the Earth. Genres: […]

Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)

“If you want fresh air, don’t look for it in this town!” Synopsis: A criminal mastermind (Sam Jaffe) enlists the help of a bookie (Marc Lawrence) in pulling together a crew for a major heist, including a no-nonsense driver (James Whitmore); a safecracker (Louis Ciavelli) with a wife (Teresa Celli) and baby; a “hooligan” (Sterling […]

Black Sunday (1960)

“In her you will live again, speak again — smile as she does!” Synopsis: A vampire-witch named Asa (Barbara Steele) and her lover Javuto (Arturo Dominici) are burned at the stake in 1630 Moldavia, but return to life when a visiting doctor (Andrea Checchi) accidentally spills some blood on Asa’s corpse. Checchi and his assistant […]

Stuff, The (1985)

“It’s gonna kill you… It’s gonna kill you all!” Synopsis: An industrial spy (Michael Moriarty) joins forces with an advertising executive (Andrea Marcovicci) and a skeptical young boy (Scott Bloom) to investigate the proliferation of a mysterious new dessert called The Stuff that is taking over people’s diets and bodies. Genres: Horror Na├»ve Public Satires […]

Baron Blood (1972)

“I would not play with the occult if I were you. One’s obsession with it can be the real danger.” Synopsis: A young nobleman (Antonio Cantafora) visiting his uncle (Massimo Girotti) enlists the help of a plucky architecture student (Elke Sommer) in bringing his infamous ancestor “Baron Blood” — who was cursed by a witch […]