Thursday, October 20, 2011

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

John De Bello, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978): one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and yet -- I liked it.  This crazy flick has long since achieved cult status for good reason. Every scene featuring a tomato, small, medium or large, rolling, flying or splatting, is precious. And you learn some important things about the irreverent Zeitgeist of the mid-1970s, even if it's mostly like an episode of Benny Hill gone awry -- if that's even possible. 

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Inspires tracking down at least the first sequel: Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988), starring none other than John Astin and George Clooney.

Today's Rune: Protection.   


Lana Gramlich said...

I remember laughing at this with my brother in our youth. It was certainly something to see!

Charles Gramlich said...

I have never been able to get all the way through it, though I've tried several times. It is just so incredibly godawful. I can see that it has a certain charm for that very reason.

Bob Ignizio said...

Still has one of the best themes songs for a movie ever. "I know I'm going to miss her, a tomato ate my sister". And of course, who can forget "Puberty Love" (although many have tried)?

Adorably Dead said...

I keep forgetting this was a live action movie. I only remember the cartoon from when I was a kid.