Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Hauron May Have Lost Five Fingers, But He Definitely Has a Point...

Hello All,

Tonight I bring you torrent deformations of one of my favorite films, Phil Tucker's Cape Canaveral Monsters. Of course, it's as threadbare an exercise as you'd dare imagine, but with a striking (albeit horribly blurred) sense of purpose. It used to give me nightmares when I watched it as a pup via the splintered, fuzzed-out (pre-cable) signal of Dothan, Alabama station WTVY, usually as part of their godamned eerie X-1 program, sort of an Outer Limits-themed deviation from the usual Creature Chiller Horror Feature weekend fare. During an amazing 30-day stretch in '62, X-1 aired War of the Colossal Beast, The Lost Missile, Invasion of the Star Creatures, and the Tucker opus, whose bit-deprived frames are assembled below...







































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Sleep Tight,

TS