Earth Vs The Flying Saucers (1956)
General, we saw a strange thing this afternoon. We saw what
appeared to be a flying saucer.
A flying saucer!?
It nearly ran us off the road.
You’re sure of that?
Both Carol and I are subject to the same atmospheric
disturbances that may have affected other observers, but there
quantitative difference, when you’re a scientist.
What do you want with me?
Arrange for your world leaders to confer with us in the city of
They may not listen! I’m only a scientist!
Then it’s been decided that we’ll fight?
When an armed and threatening power lands uninvited in our
capital, we don’t meet it with tea and cookies!
Unnecessary advice #1:
Fire at saucer until it crashes!
Unnecessary advice #2:
Keep firing at saucer!
Escape From Galaxy 3 (1981)
The touch of love
Took away the bitter coldness
From my face
And it made me melt in your embrace
Made me tremble
Made me feel so very strange
And made me want to see you again
The touch of love
And maybe I will walk into a brand new day
And maybe I will find new things to say
There’s a fire deep inside
When you touch me the way you doooooooo
I love yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooou
We have no choice. I herewith declare – a state of
Don’t worry, Father! I’m sure we’ll overcome the dark
forces of evil!
Belle Star, Oraclon is too powerful and too greedy. It
will be – an unequal fight – and I foresee the end of our
No, Father! I’m
sure our planet will come through in the end!
Random technobabble #1:
Prepare the uranium vapour-rockets!
You’re the only one I can trust with this – such a
dangerous mission! Take my daughter with you as my ambassador.
But, sire, what about the defence of our space station?
I’ll take command of it. We’ll throw up a sheet of
mega-rays to cover you during lift-off!
Random technobabble #2:
Use the hyper-solar missile systems!
Random technobabble #3:
The hydrogen booster units are already at 6000
Evil space overlord: Someone has managed to
elude me!? Belle Star! You galactic idiots!
Check the pressure of the defensive shields. I’ll start
up the magnetic generators. We’ll make a run for it. If we drop
away on a zero tangent, we’ll come under the influence of
Kryptos. Its negative gravitation will thrust us into deep
Evil space overlord:
Jemar, we must find them! Use a mega-metric tele-probe
and scan the whole eastern galaxy! –
What is that
It’s water! I once saw some in my father’s collection of
What do you use it for?
It’s two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen!
You have no reason whatsoever to be afraid! Now hide
among the rocks!
Evidently, they don’t know what psycho-energetic force
We don’t want to involve you in our battle with the King
of the Night! If we go now, he’ll follow us and leave you alone.
If what you say is true, then we cannot allow you to
leave. We will need you and your supernatural powers to defend
But you were right to try to get rid of us! Once we’ve
left, you won’t be in any danger, so let us go!
Only when I’m in the presence of the king will I be able
to carry out my revenge!
Revenge? What do you mean?
After thousands of years, our sexual powers have come
back to life, and we haven’t suffered any harm. On the contrary:
we’ve acquired a powerful new dimension!
I don’t understand!
Oh, my love! I may live for thousands of years, yet I
swear to you my happiest moments were spent with you!Space captain:
Now that we’ve just begun to understand the real meaning
of life, we must part forever. I’ll never forget you!
The Eye Creatures (1965)
The boys were just kidding about seeing a space ship,
Air force officer:
Everyone knows there are no such things! How many times do we
have to deny it before people will believe us?
Did you ever hear of such a cock-and-bull story? Spacemen, space
In my day we were content with pink elephants, but kids these
And tough! The gal says to me, "You don’t call him human, do
you?" What do you think about that!
Well, what can you expect
with all these bad books being written nowadays?
You know something?
Those things, whatever they are-- They’re smarter than all of us
Food Of The Gods II (1988)
Deadline? You’ve been working for years to
produce – produce – that
only Lilliputians would appreciate! I’m sorry, I didn’t mean
that. The flowers are lovely.
Genius at work:
Lock up….c’mon, catalyse….carboxyls….same
molecular structure, beautiful!….now, get in here, tri-nitro,
c’mon!….give me a DNA match!….smaller chains….that’s it! That’s
it! I think I’ve got it!
Vs Dracula (1971)
It seems that living by
the beach brings out the best and the worst in us! There’s an
amusement park just east of the pier. It’s a hang-out for
pushers and white-slavery operators. Oh, yeah, we’ve still got ’em
around. And you’d be surprised how many young girls come out
here just hoping to get involved in all this stuff!
rape, beatings.... And maybe you asked yourself the question –
why do all these terrible things have to happen? Well, it took
me twenty-one years of my twenty-two on this business to get the
answer, and at last I have it. These people
want these things to
happen. Does that sound too simple? Well, not really, ’cos it’s
the most complicated thing in the world. Nobody, but nobody
knows anything about the subconscious, Miss Fontain – not even
ourselves. Yeah...it’s a dark, dark world, Miss Fontain!
Man, that place’d give
anyone the creeps!
Poor baby, you’re afraid of
Yeah, C’mon – let’s get
ready for the big protest tonight!
What are we protesting
I don’t know – but I bet
You heard them up there,
Groton! – they want to see an illusion. They do not realise that
reality itself is the grandest illusion of all! – that human
blood is the essence from which future illusions may be created!
But the secret is not to have the blood at rest – no! The
circulatory system must experience a traumatic shock; one that
is inconceivable to the human mind. The idea of power is not a
new one, but I am sure I am the first such experimenter to
incorporate the horror of an actual decapitation with the later
rejuvenation of a human body.
Had she not been drugged
into a surface somnolence, she could walk away from us now as if
nothing had happened on that fateful night! But of course, we
cannot allow that to happen! No, not until enough of the serum
has been made and tested. Oh, she’s a lucky young woman, Groton!
We have desperate need of her blood! She has survived
decapitation and is manufacturing the right type of vital fluid
We are not
butchers, Groton. We don’t have this young lady here to merely
drain her body and cast her aside! No!
We are scientists!
– and we must have others to experiment with.
Pleasant surroundings? That
sounds like peculiar conversation for the man who is the last
living member of the family of Frankenstein – is it not, Dr
Durea? Or should I say – Frankenstein!
I am too old, and too
sick, to be interested or surprised by anything. But when a man
comes into my house, and casts no reflection on my mirror, and
upon his hand wears the unholy crest of Dracula, there is no
scientific answer to anything! Now, what is on your mind –
Dr Frankenstein, I know you
were raised by the Durea family, and before your crippling
accident were discredited by members of the Medical Institute,
because of your real family’s background. That cut short a
brilliant career – but your mind and surgeon’s sill were meant
to fulfil the Frankenstein dream, and to infuse life into that
artificially-created man, the likes of which civilisation will
never forget! You cannot escape your destiny, as I cannot escape
What you say is very true –
very true. If only I had a way to get the power I should have!
I’d show those fools out there who think of me only as a
carnival freak, and---
And get your revenge on Drs
Beaumont, Steadman and Markey, who ruined your career and
started the accidental fire which crippled you as you are now.
Yes, yes. Yes, it’s all
clear now. They were the ones. But what does this mean to
I have in my possession the
remains of the original Frankenstein monster, put to rest in
Oakmoor Cemetery by one of the group of scientists whose
experiments with the monster were cut short by an epidemic which
plagued this area many, many years ago. The only remaining
scientist had buried the monster, hoping to resume his
experiments at a later date. He also was the man who discredited
you, for fear that you had knowledge of his work with monster –
You must prepare your
laboratory – for him.
all those who meddle in the destinies of Frankenstein and Dracula will
see an infernal bloodbath, the likes of which has not swept the
brought you here. That’s Samantha. She goes with that
goofy-looking kid over there. He’s Strange. That’s his name.
sound rather cynical.
all. It’s just an observation. That’s my bag. I make
observations for later replay. Like a football game on TV.
the first rule about observation-collecting: never take a
situation at face value. What you see is not what really is.
First young hippie:
get out his pipe and slippers, Sam – he’s showing his age again!
two better be careful – the doctor may be casting today!
First young hippie:
you let him touch me, Mike!
Second young hippie:
First young hippie:
You know how to go invisible.
Second young hippie:
from the waist down.
you’ve got a fireplace, burn some wood in it! It’ll be a lot
better than running loose on the streets!
you see it coming into being now, Groton! – the final stages of
the adreno-molecular structure! The traumatic shock, which has
vibrated through these bodies, has now been tempered; tempered
to an even rhythm. The blood has reversed through the pulmonary
artery. We are all going through changes, of having the same
blood. It is flowing throughout all our bodies. We shall soon
become more and more as one. Soon, perhaps, we shall even look
should not be experiencing any forms of metamorphosis!
Everything that’s happened in the last week has centred around
the amusement park – and the only amusement that extends out
onto the beach is Dr Durea’s Creature Emporium.
mean where Joanie got her parchment?
and who knows what else?
well – but because of what she witnessed, the destruction of
three young men who wished her harm, she produced a remarkable
cellular conversion! Her blood has the exact components
necessary to complete my serum. I never thought such an
alteration was possible at such a short period of time, but it
happened! It happened, and now I know it can happen again! You
two are lovers, quite obviously. And when you witness the sudden
death of your lover, the traumatic shock will draw the
reservoirs of blood into a single electric stream. You will feel
yourself lifted to a new plateau! – and this physical
resurrection will be the beginning of a new life for yourself –
and for us – mainly my friends here.
fear will fully energise the molecular structure of your blood!
You are responsible for the death of Dr Durea,
last of the Frankensteins! I am Dracula! The serum he perfected
would have rendered me invincible. But do not worry! – it will
not be long before I get all I need of that serum! When I do, I
will return with a league of living vampires – an indestructible
army of the undead! Nobody will stop me then! Nobody will
stop me then!
coffin awaits your becoming immortal in its embrace!
Stop! Stop, or I will destroy you piece by piece, as Dr
Frankenstein created you!
Friday The 13th (1980)
Girl [talking to dog]:
Hi, girl! Excuse me
- hi, boy!
You speak English? How far is it to Camp Crystal Lake?
That far, huh? Okey-dokey! See you later!
["Not if I see you first...."]
Excuse me - how far is it to Camp Crystal Lake?
[Everyone looks at her
[after an ominous
silence]: What is it, Enis, about
They’re opening that place again?
[I think that’s what’s called "subtle foreshadowing"....]
Hey, nice bike!
What you been smokin’, boy?
Smoking? Don’t smoke. Causes cancer.
You know what I mean!
What, did you just get off a spaceship or somethin’? Columbian
Gold, man! Grass. Hash. The weed. Dig it?
Hey, what’s he talking about?
Hey, don’t get smart!
Me? I’m as dumb as they come!
I’m a messenger of
God! You’re doomed if you stay here! This place is cursed!
Cursed! It’s got a death curse!
Who are you? What do you want?
God sent me.
Get outta here, man!
I got to warn ya! You’re doomed if you stay here! Go! Go!
The Giant Claw (1957)
engineer. A radar officer. A mathematician and systems analyst.
A radar operator. A couple of plotters. People doing a job;
well; efficiently. Serious. Having fun. Doing a job. Situation:
normal. For the moment....
This is Easy Baker Squadron Leader. Target
below and to the side. See it?
Ye-ow! Holy Toledo! I’ve seen some
mighty big chicken-hawks back on the farm, but man, this baby
takes the cake! Honest to Pete, I’ll never call my mother-in-law
an old crow again!
Easy Baker Squadron Leader. Charlie hit
the silk when the bird got his plane, and now Charlie’s gone -
‘chute and all!
Here is part of the
wreckage. Examination by a staff of scientists has told us the
whole, incredible story!
[A "staff" of scientists? I thought the collective term was an
That bird is extra-terrestrial! It comes
from outer space - from some God-forsaken anti-matter galaxy
millions and millions of light years from the Earth. No other
explanation is possible.
Three men reported they saw
something - and two of them are dead.
That makes me chief cook and
bottle-washer in a one-man bird watchers’ society!
No corner of the Earth was spared
the terror of looking up into God’s blue sky and seeing, not
peace and security, but the feathered nightmare on wings!
Will it work, Mitch?
I don’t know. I honestly haven’t the
faintest, foggiest idea. It’s one of those cockeyed concepts
that you pull down out of Cloud Eight somewhere in sheer
[explaining why she’s so good with a gun]:
I’m from Montana!
The explosion was no accident! I did it on
purpose! I used the mesic atom projector!
Sure! We had the basic wiring all fouled
up. It was a simple matter of adjusting the polarity on the main
Then, of course, there’s this - which someone got
There was no mistaking the urgency in
MacAfee’s voice. Something - he didn’t know what - but
big as a battleship had just flown over and passed him.
Look, Major, I’m sorry about the pilot, but that was no false
Oh, come off it, Mitch! You’ve done enough
harm with your flying battleship!
What happened? It felt like
something collided with us up there!
Yeah - a flying battleship that wasn’t
We’ve got orders to seal off the
area - real hush-hush! What happened? D’you tangle with a flying
saucer or something?
Oh, nothing so domestic as a flying
saucer, officer! Just a flying battleship!
[preparing to leave]:
Well, have a good time with your flying battleship!
Uh-oh. Feel another snakebite coming on. More medicine!
Well, flying battleship, pink elephant,
same difference. You really should try buttermilk instead.
I said it
looked like a battleship, not that
Something that seemingly destroyed four
planes - and barely missed you the first time. Something like -
your flying battleship?
Once again a frantic pilot radios in a
report on a UFO. A bird. A bird as big as a battleship!
Did the pilots report anything?
Not a word from the pilot of the private
plane but the CAB pilot reported a UFO.
Did he say what it was?
Yes. A bird. A bird as big as a
It doesn’t make sense! Like - like
we’re hitting a battleship with a slingshot!
[Why not invite your friends around and play -
The Giant Claw
Tatsuo hasn’t changed!
You know, I loved him – once….
Well, he’s still in love with you. It’s really obvious. A space
A pilot’s just a glorified chauffeur. I’ve got myself a
I love Japanese science fiction films…!]
Well, Sonoda’s a hero!
Yes, you’re right, he is a hero – and our administration’s in
Yes, it most certainly is! All outer space to move around in and
he has to hit a sun that’s 6,000 times bigger than the Earth!
Minister Of Science:
than the Earth! Smaller, but 6,000 times as heavy!
[even more blankly]:
Well, perhaps the report will explain that to us….
The Green Slime (1968)
Open the door, you'll find
To find the answer is to keep it
You'll believe it when you find
Something screaming 'cross your mind
What can it be, what is the reason?
Is this the end to all that breathes?
Is this just something in your head?
Will you believe it when you're dead?
Half Human (1958)
gruesome deaths of my two assistants was the first in a series
of horrible events that would lead to the discovery of the
answer to one of the great mysteries of anthropology!
Let’s get back to the searching
party! I want to know – did they ever find what left those
footprints in the snow?
First scientist [chuckling]:
You haven’t changed a bit, Alan!
You’re just the same as the day I left the States! – combination
detective and scientist! But to answer your question – no, they
afterwards, a scientist who was researching the hair follicle
came to the conclusion that it could signify only one thing: the
unknown species’ body was completely covered with hair.
You mean they reached their
conclusion because the subcutaneous tissue found resembled the
tissue found on the hair follicle of a bear or an ape?
Wait a minute! John, I thought you
said earlier that you couldn’t classify the hair, and that you’d
ruled out the possibility of it being a member of the monkey
family or a bear?
That’s true, Alan! The hair was
something none of us had seen before; but the subcutaneous
tissue, which was also foreign to us too, nevertheless had
enough similarities to the cellular hair structure of the monkey
family for us to accept the findings of the laboratory
technicians as accurate.
How finally did you find the exact
Well, actually, we didn’t. Oh, we
all had our theories, but – the theories didn’t stand scrutiny.
After weeks and weeks we finally came to the conclusion that we
were up against an impenetrable stone wall!
Professor Tanaka is one of the most
brilliant men in the entire field of anthropology. I’ve read
everything he’s ever published. Sometimes his methods and
deductions startle me, but his approach to theory is close to
He was convinced in his mind that
the hair follicle was closer to that of man than that of any
other animal known to exist. Based upon that he concluded that
this unknown species might very well be a combination of man and
Oh, no! Don’t
tell me he suggested the
A strange mountain people! The boy
was the first civilised human they’d ever seen or encountered.
But you said earlier that this
region Professor Tanaka was exploring was uninhabited.
Well, we believed it was
uninhabited because it was uncharted.
Were these people you refer to –
Not to the point of eating their
John - ! I know, I know: you said
you didn’t want to discuss the Snowman’s behaviour or his
emotional capacities until later, but--- Frankly, with all
you’ve told us, I find myself getting more and more puzzled.
I think I
know what Alan’s driving at – and I’m a little curious too. When
we were introduced to the Snowman he was a vicious killer. He
killed two men. But when he saw the girl asleep in the tent, he
displayed a gentle tenderness. Then the mountain girl was the
only person allowed to enter his cave. I began to speculate that
he found women attractive! – that his thought patterns set them
apart. [chuckles] But
when he saved the boy’s life I was completely baffled!
that’s it, Professor! I think his instincts are quite apparent.
But I really had the feeling that
this monster was capable of thought patterns!
It’s simply fantastic! If I hadn’t
performed the surgery myself, I wouldn’t have believed it.
What did you find, Carl?
One half of the skull vault is
formed exactly like that of a normal human being; the other half
is animal-like. The respiratory system is almost identical to
ours – as are the lungs!
How different did you find the
It’s as complex as ours, but – much
Would you say that over a period of 200,000 years, this species’
system, as it grew, might slowly evolve into man?
It might not take anything like
200,000 years. If we could control the animal part of his brain,
and effectively treat his glands--- Well, I should say that, in
that event, in perhaps ten or fifteen generations, you could
develop a species that might be able to speak a single sentence.
Carl, would you say at maturity
that he would develop behaviour patterns? – or do you think it’s
safer to say, just an occasional instinct?
From what I’ve seen, I’d say both.
Would he be able to differentiate
between male and female?
Yes, I would think so.
Would he have a marked preference?
Oh, why not? After all,
his anatomy, at maturity, will be almost human.
The Headless Ghost (1959)
He was beheaded for trying to lead an
insurrection against Henry VII.
American student: You mean – they
chopped his head off!?
First American student: You know
what the psychologists say: under the stress of emotional
agitation, you see things! Hear things! It’s real to you, but
they only exist in your mind.
Second American student: You mean –
we just think
we had a conversation with the 4th Earl?
First American student: Could be!
Second American student: How about
my broken camera?
First American student: Oh, the
electricity from your own agitated body! Under tension, we can
generate enough voltage to break down a wall, let alone a
camera. Don’t forget – I’m
majoring in science!
American student: Every
time you open that big mouth of yours, you – science major!
– you’re wrong! You’re always wrong!
Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)
You know, this movie is about pop culture. In the sixties, Andy
Warhol showed us how pop could be high art. In fact, everything
is high art. That's what this is all about. For example, in your
first scene you'll be gang raped by four monsters.
US President: Any sign of Beckmeyer yet?
Scientist: No, sir. I think he fell in
love - with the Russian werewolf.
US President: Was it - female?
US President: Well - thank Christ for
The Human Vapor (1960)
Do you remember Dr Sano?
Yes. The eminent biologist. I knew
him very well.
He died last year.
Yes, I remember.
Destroyed by his own
creative power…. [Flashback]
It all began one day at the library, that bottomless pit into
which I had fallen. I, who was born to touch the stars! –
condemned to this purgatory, all because of a few shadows on an
x-ray – and the stars forever beyond my reach….
Hey, someone’s outside to talk to
Oh? Oh, thank you very much, sir.
And tell him no callers during business
hours! Insist on it!
Yes, sir…. I had no idea
who awaited me outside. My only friend was still in a
sanitarium…. It was not a very prepossessing man who got out of
his car as I approached. [Reading
business card] ‘Dr Sano. Professor,
Medical Department, Jehuko University. Advisor to the Japanese
Space Association’. But what could this great man of science
want of a humble librarian? He said, "You’re wasting your life,
you know, and your talents, if you keep hiding out in that
He was a very great scientist!
So I have been told! Pardon me if I regard that man as an
Humanoids Of The Deep (1996)
They took five death row inmates and
injected them with a genetic code of sorts, taken from different
species of fish, primarily salmon. It essentially fuses with
genetic material already existing.
Apologetic scientist: You
could say that. The goal was to create an amphibious soldier,
but - something went wrong....