Saturday Frights: Starship Invasions (1977)


Welcome to the Vault o’ ghoulish fiends! I’m not going to beat around the ol’ bush this week, I’m just going to come right out and say it; 99% of why I’m unspooling this lil’ gem is because of that hat Chris Lee sports. I mean just look at it:


He can’t even believe he’s wearing it, and this is the guy that dressed like this in Howling II:


Anyway, I haven’t seen this film since the early 80’s but I remember it had some jazzy music and aliens that were based on “true-life” alien encounters; like this jack a nape:

I'm here for the welder position...and to probe you

I’m here for the welder position…and to probe you

OK, enough chit-chat. Smug-or 4,000 what say you:

Play the film or don't it matters little to Smug-or 4000 master of not giving a flying F...

Play the film or don’t it matters little to Smug-or 4000 master of not giving a flying F…

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Trailer!

Let me state in no uncertain terms, I believe that Brian Selznick’s Caldecott award winning book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is hands down one of the most important children’s book of all time. Those of you that have perhaps read this magical and quite moving tale will already know this. For those of you that have not had the privilege to experience it for yourself I can only humbly plead that you visit your local bookstore or library and obtain a copy for your own enjoyment…or you can wait until November 23rd when Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation hit the silver screen!

I find myself torn, I trust Martin Scorsese like no other motion picture director alive, but I’m sad to see the title of the book changed to merely Hugo. Hugo stars Chloe Moretz (Let Me In), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island), Jude Law (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), Ray Winstone (Beowulf), Christopher Lee (The Wicker Man), Sacha Baron Cohen (Sweeney Todd), and Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List).

I’m just kidding by the way on the statement of waiting until the movie hits theatres…go out right now and get the book!

Captain America II: Death Too Soon

This movie was awesome. At least, awesome on my VHS copy that had been tape off of TV and I watched when I was ten. (Incidentally, the tape also had Hooper’s Salem’s Lot.)

Starring Reb Brown as the first Avenger and Christopher Lee as Miguel – the bad guy with a bio weapon that accelerates the aging process! Lee suffers a fate at his own hands by the film’s end.

Part 1 is here.

[Submitted] Patrick J. Doody