What's Showing on Movie Marvels This Weekend!
Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12
While driving through the desert, a teenage girl is frightened by a seven-foot giant which appears in her path. After escaping, she returns to the site with her boyfriend and her father in an attempt to find the giant. They do, and it proceeds to terrorize them and the rest of Palm Springs, California. IMDb
Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19
ATTACK OF THE MONSTERS AKA Gamera vs. Guiron
Three children, two boys and a girl, stumble upon a flying saucer. The boys both step in without hesitating, and are whisked away to a planet in Earth's orbit but on the exact opposite side of the Sun. Inhabiting this planet are two women with Midwestern accents, who hypnotize the children to find they fantasize about milk, donuts, and Gamera, our favorite hero turtle. The women simply want to eat their brains. Back home, no one will believe the little girl's story of alien abduction, not even Officer Concha (pronounced "Cornjob"). Finally, Gamera rescues the children while fighting Guiron, a monster with a giant knife for a nose. Gamera kills Guiron while doing gymnastics on a parallel bar and takes the kids home, where the kids hope for peace, understanding, and the end of traffic accidents.
Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26
HOT ROD GIRL
After his kid brother is killed in a street race, a champion drag-racer quits racing. However, a new kid comes to town determined to force him back into racing so he can take his title--and he's already taken his girlfriend. -Excerpt from IMDb.
Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2
DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME (1947)
Starring Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd and Anne Gwynne
A gang of criminals, which includes a piano player and an imposing former convict known as 'Gruesome,' has found out about a scientist's secret formula for a gas that temporarily paralyzes anyone who breathes it. When Gruesome accidentally inhales some of the gas and passes out, the police think he is dead and take him to the morgue where he later revives and escapes. This puzzling incident attracts the interest of Dick Tracy. Things get interesting when the criminals later use the gas to rob a bank. IMDb
Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9
FIRE MONSTERS AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES
Set in the Ice Age, a nomadic tribe of sun worshippers reach an area they decide to settle in. When Idar and Rhia, a young couple of the tribe come across a water monster, the monster is killed by Maciste with a spear. The two ask Maciste to join their tribe but Maciste explains he has a destiny to fulfill of righting wrongs and must leave.
Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16
Janice Starlin, the owner of a cosmetics firm, sees that her fading beauty is not only causing waves in her personal life but causing some prestige problems for her also-fading business. She becomes an easy mark for a pseudo-scientist, Eric Zinthrop, who claims to have developed a serum from the enzymes of wasps that will turn aging skin to youthful-looking skin. The second-best thing to a time machine. She fails to anticipate the typical hoary side- effects. -Excerpt from IMDb.
Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23
KILLERS FROM SPACE
Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium anethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them. IMDb
Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30
Million Dollar Kid (1944)
The gang is befriended by a millionaire whom they save from a mugging. However, they begin to suspect that the man's son was actually one of the muggers. Knowing that the boy's father is still grieving for an older son he lost during the war, and would be devastated if he learned his only remaining son was a criminal, the gang sets out to reform the boy. IMDb