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Oh, Science Fiction Horror Films…How Far We’ve Come

Heather Massey of The Galaxy Express clued me in to this trailer for a 1960s film — and I use that term loosely — for The Wild Wild Planet, a film that was being billed as the first science fiction horror film. I guess since it features hideous human experimentation (like fusing together a man and a woman to eradicate all the imperfections) we are supposed to overlook the terrible film-making. I mean, I guess I can see the direct lineage between this and, say, the Alien franchise…but not without copious amounts of alcohol and hallucinatory drugs.

Check out the trailer and see for yourself. But don’t say I didn’t warn you…

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3 Comments on Oh, Science Fiction Horror Films…How Far We’ve Come

  1. Jeff Patterson // November 19, 2012 at 10:27 am //

    That should have been the last film ever made. The industry should have unanimously recognized that the zenith of the art had been reached and dismantled all studios in whispered reverence to its greatness…

  2. I saw this film by myself when I was 10 years old–I went to a matinee at the local theatre. It scared the crap out of me at the time, with all the shrinking, blood, and horror.

    Now I can laugh at it, but it kept me from seeing movies by myself for quite a few years.

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