Post by Mike Flugennock on Dec 10, 2012 12:35:43 GMT -5
All of us connoisseurs of crap here in MSTiedom spend a lot of time extolling the virtues of Ed Wood, Coleman Francis and Bert I. Gordon, but there's one great unsung mediocrity who's overlooked: Larry Buchanan. Sadly, only one of his films ever made it onto MST3K: Attack Of The The Eye Creatures (Experiment 418). I feel it's worth noting here that Buchanan was no mere one-hit wonder, as he was also responsible for American International's made-for-TV remake of the classic It Conquered The World, entitled Zontar: The Thing From Venus, starring the redoubtable John Agar at his stiff, wooden best, reprising the role made famous by a young Peter Graves, and co-starring Anthony Huston taking Lee Van Cleef's role as the disgruntled colleague who's fallen in with the Venusian Overlord. Another interesting factoid is that Huston can also be seen in Eye Creatures as one of the two pervy, oily Air Force guys -- he's the one on the left -- watching the couples making out on the high-tech infrared video surveillance system in scenes described by the SOL Crew as being even sicker than Portrait Of A Serial Killer.
"You've beat the stuffing out of three preppies and given away the girl, but before the day is through you'll take enough drugs to kill a horse -- now, it's Miller Time!" -- Joel Robinson, Experiment 207