Sunday afternoons meant two things for me growing up. The first was a big meal. We usually ate a large meal, early on Sunday evenings. The second was that if I didn’t want to get off the couch, I could watch non-stop imported Sci-Fi movies from Japan on one station or another. I have slowly, but surely been reclaiming these pieces of my youth (and building a nice movie library). My newest addition is the made-in-Japan, masterpiece, The Green Slime. This is a film, I thought no one in the world knew or cared about, but judging from what I have been reading online, a lot of other folks think this film is hilarious.
Pretty classy cover right? Well check out this description and short clip to see what you have been missing…
After a perilous mission to a huge asteroid, a crew returns to its space station, unaware a bit of ooze from the asteroid clings to a crewman’s uniform. The green goop grows – into murderous, tentacled monsters. And as station members fight to live, gunk from the monsters’ wounds turns into more monsters! That’s the story.
If you want to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon smiling or are having a movie riffing party, make sure to add The Green Slime to your list.
The Green Slime on DVD [@] The Warner Archive