Tag Archives: 1950s

Cultural Gutter: Martian Man Hater

Like pretty much every punk rocker in history, my first exposure to Angry Red Planet was the cover to the Misfits album Walk Among Us, which depicted the band being menaced by a giant…rat-bat-spider…thing. Or maybe it was working for them. The monster, like the album, was pretty incredible, but this being the 1980s, I didn’t have any way to find out what the heck it was from.

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Invisible Man

When news of the invisible man spreads across town, Yajima hatches a scheme to capitalize on the warning that another invisible man is out there. He dresses his gang up in the iconic Claude Raines style overcoat and face bandages and has them rob banks and race tracks while claiming to be invisible men themselves.

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I Spit On Your Grave

Adaptations of books have a long history of being derided by theauthor, but few have as dramatic a claim to this dubious honor as this adaptation of Boris Vian’s J’irai cracher sur vos tombes. Mere minutes into the premiere screening, the author stood up and shouted out his exasperated disapproval. He then immediately dropped dead.

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