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A pair of comical soldiers (Robert Ball and Frankie Ray) investigate a mysterious crater in an atomic detonation area and discover several beautiful alien vixens (Dolores Reed and Gloria Victor) who plan to conquer the world using an army of vegetable monsters. Written by
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Even at age 10 I felt like the Mayor of Moronville for actually staying up late and sitting through this gonzo flick. Something of a sci-fi genre parody, it has the usual bumbling male leads falling all over themselves trying to gain the adoration of some comely moon-cuties. On the prowl in this schlock are a couple of lumbering fellows in Danskin tights with potato sacks on their heads(the so-called "Star Creatures" of the title)
For even aspiring to be as little as lowbrow camp, this is actually a pretty rough ride. If I had seen this at a drive-in in 1963, I surely would have driven my vehicle full-speed through the movie screen in a fit of consternation(or at least demanded my eighty cents back). Perhaps today, as an adult, I'd have a better time with "Invasion of the Star Creatures"(Bacardi 151 in hand, of course...)
**UPDATE, May 2010** I did indeed revisit this sub-B movie, and as I suspected, it actually IS a more worthy watch today as a cultural artifact. One particular line of dialog is exemplary of this -
"...wow...that's the first time a salad's ever tossed *ME*!".
That one probably brought forth a few weak chuckles in '63...presently, some folks might fall on the floor in hysterics...
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