Vampire Men of the Lost Planet 2000 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Like most of Al Adamson’s films, Horror of the Blood Monsters appeals to that small group of weirdos who seem to be gluttons for punishment. It might make for a good debate who was schlockier and cheaper, Ed Wood or Al Adamson. Well, for us weirdos, this movie is fun. As you may already know, it’s a stitching together of two different films. The bulk of it is a Filipino caveman movie. What Adamson did was tack on a few bits to change the story a bit. It starts off with people around town being attacked by vampires(with a goofy narration that never returns again). Next we’re in a NASA type control room where we spend 20 or so minutes of screen time farting around trying to get in contact with a distressed spaceship. John Carradine leads the scientific expedition aboard the ship. The ship manages to land on a radioactive planet where our heroes discover(except Carradine who must remain aboard the ship. The translation of this means that Adamson probably only had one day of shooting with Carradine on one set) a prehistoric planet where there’s a war between two caveman tribes. Plus there are numerous terrifying beasties roaming around. This is where are second movie source comes into play, intercut with scenes of the astronauts. Oh, it’s dumber than it sounds, my friends. Scenes are shot through different color filters or lenses, making an entire scene green or red or even both. This is explained as happening because of the radiation, but I believe it’s an attempt to cover up the difference in film stock between the two movies used. Like I said before, this really isn’t gonna appeal to many people, even folks who normally like cheapo movies. It’s just too darn goofy! Taking pot shots at this movie is way too easy. In fact, critics shouldn’t even review the film coz it’s just too easy to condemn it. The movie is so bad that it almost borders on genius. It’s a bizarre unique kind of insanity we don’t see in films anymore. I do feel however, that this film should have it’s own place in film schools. Film students should have to write an essay defending the artistic merit of Horror of the Blood Monsters. Now that would be an assignment.