Friday, October 20, 2017
The X from Outer Space (1967)
Who's In It: Eiji Okada (The Ugly American), Shun'ya Wazaki (Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades), Itoko Harada (Let's Go! Kôkô Lemon Musume), and Peggy Neal (The Terror Beneath the Sea)
What It's About: An Earth spaceship to Mars encounters a UFO that lays an egg-spore-thingy on the earth ship's hull. Back on Earth, the egg-spore-thingy grows into a giant space chicken that terrorizes Tokyo.
How It Is: Dumb Godzilla ripoff with an equally dumb love triangle that resolves as poorly as the monster threat itself.
On the other hand, it's got a fantastic score of groovy '60s music and I kind of love the spaceship and moonbase models and sets.
Rating: 2 out of 5 giant space chickens.