Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
"Is this the end of Mambo?"
Basic plot of film producer trying to create a flop to make money.
Dumbo statue seen at Zip's.
The character of Shelldrake is named after the producer who turns down William Holden's script in Sunset Blvd. (1950).
Gorilla wearing space helmet
Spaceship crashes in desert
Ro-Man gorilla/diving helmet costume
Opening scene of this film is an homage to the opening scene of Frankenstein 1970.
Skeleton Ray Gun
Tony Curtis's character of Shelldrake is an homage to Fred MacMurray's character of the same name in The Apartment, which Curtis starred in.
Basic plot of film producer trying to create a flop to create a tax loss.
Reference to saucer crash site as "TMA-1" (Tycho Magnetic Anomaly)
musical theme (echoing trumpets); Colonel Ankrum character
Skipper Bruce's introduction.
The painting with moving eyes in Mr Throckmorton's house is the same as the portrait of Mark's grandfather in "Waxwork".
Movie clip seen on TV