While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the ... See full summary »
In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.
Peter Graham Scott
A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »
Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »
Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his ... See full summary »
When the silicate slides down the back of the car and thereafter seems to hide from the woman's scream and the approaching men rushing over to investigate, it doesn't need to. Later shown to be impervious to axes, bullets, fire bombs and dynamite, men pose no threat. Hiding, with the suggestion of laying in wait to catch a human meal off-guard (or fleeing for protection), defies the single-cell mentality of this unstoppable eating machine. See more »
Star Trek Stole These "Silicates" for Devil In The Dark!
Horta! Yes, maybe they honestly never saw this film, and maybe the Startrek writers never imagined a short, round silica based life form that dissolved bones with injected acids, and ate minerals for food... But you gotta admit, it is a GREAT idea for a monster!
Seriously, I voted a 10 for this movie, because, I have the VHS version, want a remake for DVD with enhanced, synthetic stereo sound. My rating is not based on just how well the movie scared the crud out of me when I was a kid, but that it still gives me the creeps, and that sucking, slurping noise is enough to scare anybody! Hardly a week goes by that I don't miss seeing movies like this, and others like Forbidden Planet, Fiend Without A Face (great sounds, too!) and other classic monster movies. Sure, I watched Dark Fury, and the just released Riddick 2 flick, and love them all, but I admire what it takes to make a film with NO budget, NO special effects (except a rubber silicate "jumping" out of a tree on top of a guy that just looks up and says "AAAAHHHHHHH!")and still pull off a film that made audiences afraid of the dark after the movie ended.
My vote... keeping the monster out of sight is better. Forbidden Planet did it with great results. Fiend Without A Face, also did a great job ( in fact, they would have been better off if they KEPT those brain/spine rubber things off the screen IMHO).
Finally, IMDb, my hats off to you for truly being the planets best source of movie info!
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