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Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! 

An insecure man begins to suspect that the mushrooms his son ordered from a boy's magazine and is growing in the basement may be alien invaders.

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Marc Reid ...
Patricia Phillips ...
Judy Mahbey ...
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Dorothy A. Haug ...
Dorothy Willis (as Dorothy Anne Haug)
Michael Leskow ...
Joe Willis
David Mann ...
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An insecure man begins to suspect that the mushrooms his son ordered from a boy's magazine and is growing in the basement may be alien invaders.

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17 November 1989 (France)  »

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George Blondheim's name is misspelled as "George Blondhiem." See more »

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Roger Willis: What's intuition?
Huge Fortnum: Uh, the stuff you know that you don't know you know?
Roger Willis: That's it. Over a period of time, things gather. Surprises. Your hands get dirty but you don't remember how they got that way. Dust falls on you every day but you don't feel it. But when you get enough dust collected up, there it is. You see it. You name it. And now I feel the weather changing every minute with the skin prickling on the backs of my hands.
Huge Fortnum: Well...
Roger Willis: Now, don't laugh. I'm full up on dust and strange weather.
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Version of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Special Delivery (1959) See more »

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There's a Fungus Amungus!
26 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

A nerdy teenager buys a kit from a comic book ad. It allows one to grown mushrooms for fun and profit. Charles Martin Smith is his father and, at first, makes fun of his son and his new hobby. What transpires, however, is a rant by a neighbor about the worlds going to hell and our not knowing what to do. Meanwhile, the neighborhood kids are growing these mushrooms and people are finding them irresistible. The neighbor calls, saying he is on his way to New Orleans and that he may not be "in control" much longer. This is a classic line from the old comic ads and one of Bradbury's most famous stories. It is, of course, no different than any of the cold war junk that was going on when it was written.


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