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The Magic Carpet

The Magic Carpet, starring Lucille Ball and John Agar
The Magic Carpet, starring Lucille Ball and John Agar (Editor’s note: originally published at Lucille Ball, used with permission) I’ve just finished watching The Magic Carpet with my children, having DVR’ed it earlier.  How can I describe this movie?  The word “cheesy”comes to mind; it’s a very typical...
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Attack of the Puppet People

Attack of the Puppet People (1958) starring John Agar, June Kenney, John Hoyt - produced and directed by Bert I. Gordon
Attack of the Puppet People (1958) starring John Agar, June Kenney, John Hoyt – produced and directed by Bert I. Gordon Attack of the Puppet People is a surprisingly enjoyable film by Bert I. Gordon, who lived up to his initials of B.I.G. A lonely doll maker, who can’t...
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Tarantula

Tarantula! John Agar, Maria Corday, Leo G. Carroll
Tarantula! (1955) John Agar, Maria Corday, Leo G. Carroll   You can run and you can hide but there is no escaping the sci-fi classic Tarantula about a science experiment gone horribly wrong! When biochemist Leo G. Carroll decides to feed the world by using a special growth formula...
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Century of Science Fiction

Century of Science Fiction
Editorial review of Century of Science Fiction courtesy of Amazon.com Century of Science Fiction – Hosted by internationally acclaimed horror-meister Christopher Lee, this remarkable 5-DVD set features the very best of science fiction and fantasy from a century of cinematic magic, told in 26 haunting half-hour shows. Trace...
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Invisible Invaders

Invisible Invaders (1959) starring John Agar, John Carradine
 Invisible Invaders (1959) starring John Agar, John Carradine, Jean Byron, Philip Tonge, Robert Hutton When stock footage attacks! Actually,  Invisible Invaders is a better movie than that.  It’s clear upon watching that it was done on a shoestring budget, with ample use of stock footage, footage from documentaries,...
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Journey to the Seventh Planet

Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) starring John Agar, Greta Thyssen
Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) starring John Agar, Greta Thyssen Synopsis of Journey to the Seventh Planet   Journey to the Seventh Planet is a campy science fiction movie, set in the “distance future” of 2001. In this utopia, the United Nations now rules the planet, and poverty and war...
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Curse of the Swamp Creature

Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966) starring John Agar, Francine York
Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966) starring John Agar, Francine York Synopsis of Curse of the Swamp Creature An oil surveyor is tricked by a trio of criminals into bringing them along on his trip to a swamp land. Where a mad scientist is trying to create a lizard/human hybrid...
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The Mole People

The Mole People (1956) starring John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier
The Mole People  (1956) starring John Agar, Cynthia Patrick,  Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier Ignore the pseudo-scientific explanation of how there could be a vast, underground civilization at the beginning of the film–since it really doesn’t have much to do with the movie, and simply serves as padding. There...
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