Attack of the Crab Monsters : Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad

2014-05-13-AttackoftheCrabMonsters_410.jpgI for one welcome our crustacean overlords.

Even if you've never seen Attack of the Crab Monsters, you probably still know it by heart. It is the perfect model of the drive-in B-movie, a sublime mix of papier-mache creatures, suggestive sexuality, and dodgy science, with just a bit of cold-war philosophy thrown in for tang. This is one of Roger Corman's earliest films, and despite the bare-bones budget and having the ever-pressing theme of identity loss being delivered via the medium of giant, telepathic crabs with big, googly eyes, the master of the B's makes the experience sixty minutes of pure hoot.

The Temple of Bad team of Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, Orenthal Hawkins, and I welcome our special guest, Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, to giggle along at the silliness, praise the kind of good-bad film that's all too rare but always welcome, and make far too many references to drawn butter.

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