Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Phantom From Space: Terrible Movies #61
Oh boy, here we go. Here's the plot: An alien lands on Earth, causes interference of some sort, and kills people. Now that that's over with, here are the problems: 4 and 1/2 minutes of narration over stock military footage, woody station wagons with gigantic television antennas on top, amateurish camera work, wooden and stagey acting, excessive theremin, awkward blocking, inexplicable camera zooms, clumsy editing during dialogue, garish day-for-night shots, lack of convincing science, excessive use of pallets, actors struggling to hit their marks, an overall "first take" feel, obvious screenplay, abundant Brylcreem, confusing sense of locale (is a house built next to a tunnel?), awful special effects (I can see the strings!), overly waxy floors causing everyone to run gingerly or slip on the same set of stairs (even the dog!), and finally, a glowing invisible nude alien with continuity defying nipples. On Netflix Instant Streaming.