A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, ... See full summary »
Edward L. Cahn
Dr. Warren Chapin is a pathologist who regularly conducts autopsies on executed prisoners at the State prison. He has a theory that fear is the result of a creature that inhabits all of us.... See full summary »
A crack space pilot returns to earth to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group ... See full summary »
A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind... See full summary »
Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size. As he grows, his ... See full summary »
The survivors of a nuclear holocaust fuse man with machine, creating cyborgs to assist in the rebuilding of civilization. However, the blue-skinned androids rebel against their masters and go to war with the remnants of humanity. Written by
David Mullich <email@example.com>
When the doctor is testing the robotic arm, the space directly under the table is covered (presumably by a box or a panel with a hidden actor). However as the robotic arm is removed from the table, the space beneath it becomes empty and transparent. See more »
When I perfected the "Thalamic Transplant" technique, these 'clickers' knew about it in a day and a half.
Capt. Kenneth Cragis:
But if you robots had the process, why did you risk using Raven? Why didn't you just do it yourself?
Acto, a clicker:
We tried. But the shock of dying, and being resurrected as a robot, was too severe: they Re-Died.
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Proof that imagination and intelligence can conquer any budgetary limitations
"Creation of the Humanoids" is unique among the low-budget science fiction cinema of the early 60s. Its shoddily made with equally wooden direction and performances. Ed Wood is a more aesthetically pleasing director than Wesley Barry. The acting is similar to the performances in Wood's work (and thats at its finer moments). There's little action to be seen and most of the film is compromised of talk.
You'd think I'd hate this film judging so far. However, while the films mostly dialog, its fascinating dialog, crammed pack with ideas and social commentary. Its full of blows against militarism and racism, and questions identity and what it actually means to be human (is it flesh and blood or just a state of mind?). Its constantly engrossing and always thought-provoking. Screenwriter Jay Simms managed to include more attacks on social mores than just about any mainstream film of the period. Hows that for subversion?
"The Creation of the Humanoids" is a perfect example of why I love these low-budget films. They're cheap and impoverished, but they have more enthusiasm than just about any mainstream film out there. This title here is deceptively ahead of its time, resembling "Blade Runner" in more than one way (it even predates Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"). This is one of my psychotronic favorites, and a film that demands a wider cult following than it has obtained. Its one of the most unique films I've seen. (8/10)
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