A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie. Written by
Keith Loh <email@example.com>
Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!
Did You Know?
The exterior of the movie theater was an actual theater, while the interior was a set created on the back lot at Universal Studios Florida. See more
The LP "The First Family" is seen in the record rack to the right of the phonograph when the boys are removing the Lenny Bruce LP from the record player. "The First Family" was recorded in October, 1962, the same time that the Cuban missile crisis was going on, and it had not yet been released. See more
Howard, the Theater Manager
The country is on red alert. People are already scared.
Exactly! What a perfect time to open a new horror movie. Think of it, my friend. Millions of people looking over their shoulder, waiting for God's other shoe to drop, never knowing if each kiss, each sunset...
[Woolsey steps on a malted milk ball
...each malted milk ball might be their last.
After the credits are complete, we are treated to a quick snippet from "MANT" with the Cathy Moriarty character pining, "Oh, Bill". See more
References Killers from Space
from The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Arranged and Conducted by Dick Jacobs
Courtesy of MCA Records See more