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Monster Kids Matinees
List creator: JVNem
Created on: July 21, 2004 - 12:06 AM PDT
Description: The films kids in the 50's and early 60's saw on the big screen in saturday kiddie shows

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The Blob (Criterion Collection) (1958)
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  These films speak for themselves ... they just ARE ... "The Blob" is the perfect first on the List.
The Crawling Eye (1958)
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Not Rated
Fiend Without a Face (Criterion Collection) (1958)
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Not Rated
The Fly/Return of the Fly (1958)
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Horror of Dracula (1958)
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  Looks tame today but then WOW!! made me run away up the aisle!!
House on Haunted Hill (1958)
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  Can you get anything better? Vincent Price starring, William Castle directing, and Elisha Cook saying "We're doomed! DOOOMED!!"
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958)
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Plan 9 from Outer Space (1956)
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Not Rated
  We didn't know it was one day to be voted worst picture of all time ... we just thought it was another kiddie show monster movie.
Them! (1954)
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  Giant ants ... COOOL!!
The Tingler (1959)
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  a William Castle Legend ... don't know if it's actually a good movie, the gimmick was the legend, not the movie
Carnival of Souls (1962)
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  eh, too arty
The Comedy of Terrors/The Raven (1964)
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  Funny Monsters? Weren't sure about that.
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
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  YESS!!!
The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck (1967)
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  More funny monsters ... okay I guess ... great director? we didn't care.
Gorgo (1961)
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  cheap english rip off on Godzilla
The Haunting (1963)
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  an "A" film we LOVED ... but nobody got the Lesbian Subtext at all back then
Homicidal (1961)
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  the hidden angle to this wasn't subtext but Punchline ... but casting avoided it being too "distasteful" ... sort of
The Masque of the Red Death / Premature Burial (1964)
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  Corman and Price a pair for the ages ... but while we're at it as I recall Ray Milland wasn't bad
Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
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  another William Castle legend ... does it hold up? couldn't say haven't seen it recently
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
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  Corman/Price
The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
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  Hammer Horror
Tales of Terror (1962)
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Village of the Damned/Children of the Damned (1963)
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  OOOOoo cool! those glowing eyes!! The chance to kill grown-ups just by looking at them!
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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  another "A" film we thought was just another monster show
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
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  Ray Harryhausen Monster animation
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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  is this really an "A" film?
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
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  THIS is B Monster Kid Heaven!! Killer Aliens from outer space!!! YAY!
Forbidden Planet (50th Aniversary Edition) (1956)
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  Okay ... a little too fancy but okay
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1956)
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  Thank you Raymond Burr for introducing us to your friend from the east
I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
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Invaders From Mars (Special Edition) (1953)
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  Hate to say it ... you can see the flaws in this one today .. better seen with a kid's eyes ... then it was the coolest of the cool
It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
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It Came From Outer Space (1953)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
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  Trying to be "A" but we still got to see monsters and volcanoes and such
Kronos (1957)
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  almost forgotten today but it was impressive then
Robot Monster (1953)
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  the main competitor for Worst picture ever made to Plan 9 ... I like plan 9, it's funny this one is just DUMB
Rodan (1956)
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  TERRIFIC Japanese Monster Picture ... dare I say it, I like it better than the Burr version of Godzilla
The Thing (1951)
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  another B movie with A intentions ... it has it's fans among serious film people
This Island Earth (1955)
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  Sci Fi 50's style ... best is the last reel, Saucers and Mutants
The War of the Worlds (1953)
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Mysterious Island (1961)
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  Harryhausen is the only excuse for this film
First Men in the Moon (1964)
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X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
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Not Rated
  This got pretigious awards when it came out ... still seemed just another monster movie to us

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