Ill Met by Moonlight (1957, UK, Powell & Pressburger)
English spies have a jolly good time on Crete, drinking and dancing with the locals, kidnapping German generals on a whim, and not even dying gloriously all that often, (although they would if it was called for). Watched it all. I like the direction Powell & Pressburger are taking now, returning to the War, where they started, but with a bit more nostalgia, daring-do and irony than in the movies they made during the actual war, (the main difference being that it’s easier to be cocky when you already know that your side won).
Zombies of Mora Tau (1957, USA)
One thing you’ll notice when you start watching old horror movies is that their zombies aren’t real zombies, just voodoo zombies. They’re no fun at all. Now, technically, voodoo zombies are the original, “real” zombies, but only in the sense that those pancakes the Italians make are the original, “real” pizzas. Watched: 3 minutes.
The Astounding She-Monster (1957, USA)
This is one of the most astounding movie titles in the history of bad movies. See, it’s a monster. A she-monster. And it’s astounding. (Nah, it’s just an alien in a tight jumpsuit.) And the movie itself is astoundingly bad, with a narration that approaches Ed Wood-levels of absurdity. Watched: 22 minutes, and I would have watched the rest, if there had been an MST3K version. Astoundingly, there isn’t.