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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!
Did You Know?
Gene and Jesse are shown watching a television program when it is interrupted by the bulletin of President Kennedy announcing the presence of the missiles in Cuba. They also show surprise at the interruption. The actual broadcast of the President's address took place at 7pm on October 22nd, and preempted the start of any regularly scheduled programs. It had also been widely announced in media outlets earlier and throughout the day that the President was going to be making an important address at 7pm, and the networks had their news anchors on the air several minutes before the address commenced. So it is highly unlikely that the address would have interrupted the middle of a program as shown, or that anyone watching would have been surprised by the interruption. See more
Herb's an interesting guy. He used to be kind of, uh... dishonest: shakedown artist, strong arm. Someone sent him to collect money from me just when I needed an inexpensive actor. Isn't it fun to know these things about your favorite stars?
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 This Island Earth
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Written by Burt Bacharach
, Hal David
& Gene Pitney
Performed by Gene Pitney
Courtesy of Rhino Records / Highland Music See more