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Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm sea. While his wife is below deck, a low mist passes over him. Scott, lying in the sun, is sprinkled with glittery particles that quickly evaporate. Later he is accidentally sprayed with an insecticide while driving and, in the next few days, he finds that he has begun to shrink. First just a few inches, so that his clothes no longer fit, then a little more. Soon he is only three feet tall, and a national curiosity. At six inches tall he can only live in a doll's house and even that becomes impossible when his cat breaks in. Scott flees to the cellar, his wife thinks he has been eaten by the cat and the door to the cellar is closed, trapping him in the littered room where, menaced by a giant spider, he struggles to survive. Written by
In all of the far shots of Scott being small, he casts no shadow. Yet, he does cast a shadow in the close up shots. See more »
[after escaping from the spider]
In my hunt for food I had become the hunted. This time I survived, but I was no longer alone in my universe. I had an enemy, the most terrifying ever beheld by human eyes.
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THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (4 outta 5 stars) Not many of those
hokey-looking old sci-fi movies from the '50s are still as effective 50
years later... but this one definitely hasn't lost any of its power.
Great script written by Richard Matheson, who later went on to do much
good work for "The Twilight Zone" and even today is still producing
scripts for such films as "Stir of Echoes" and "What Dreams May Come".
The story is fairly simple- after passing through a mysterious cloud on
the ocean, our hero Scott (Grant Williams) discovers that his clothes
seem to start feeling looser. More time passes and he discovers that he
is now shorter than his wife. Day after day, he becomes smaller and
smaller until he becomes so small that an ordinary housecat becomes a
terrifying threat to his very life. The special effects might seem
unconvincing to modern eyes... but the otherwise high-quality of the
editing and direction make the action scenes as effective and
suspenseful as anything you likely to see spewed out by today's CGI
factories. I was totally unprepared for the ending of this film...
you'd never see a movie end this way nowadays... but you never too many
of them end this way back in the '50s either! A classic!
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