MONSTROUS MASK REVIEWS: Mars Attacks Soldier Martian by Trick ‘R Treat Studios

mask-montage-2-copy

I have always been a fan of the big-brained aliens. There is just something about a creature from outer space who have their brains on the outside. For me, my all time favorite design was that by Paul Blaisdell in the 1957 movie INVASION OF THE SAUCER-MEN. My second favorite design is that of the martians from the trading cards from 1962 and the Tim Burton film from 1996.

mars_attacks_soldier_martian
Catalog picture of this amazing mask.

Continue reading “MONSTROUS MASK REVIEWS: Mars Attacks Soldier Martian by Trick ‘R Treat Studios”

Brain Creatures From Outer Space

01-2_500x500

Throughout science fiction cinematic history, alien invaders have always been portrayed as vastly superior in intellect and development. Though we almost always thwart them in their attempts to take over the world, their initial attacks are usually spectacular and well thought out. Oftentimes the aliens were portrayed as having larger than usual craniums to represent having a larger brain. But what about the aliens whose heads were actually brain-like in appearance, or were actually a brain?

Continue reading “Brain Creatures From Outer Space”

FILM BOOK OF FEAR: Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)

18f3f65071df36023dbc56281f507ff9

In this entry of my Film Book of Fear series I am covering a classic from 1956 called EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS! This is an interesting film in that it has a typical 50’s fun feel to it made all the better by the amazing special effects by animation master Ray Harryhausen! This is actually the first time Harryhausen animated something other than a living creature showing how creative and versatile he was.

Continue reading “FILM BOOK OF FEAR: Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)”

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑