THE EYE CREATURES
ATTACK OF THE THE EYE CREATURES
The Eye Creatures is an Edward D. Wood Jr-type bad film and is probably the worst of these AIP remakes conducted by Buchanan. It is worth watching for its thorough shoddiness. Like the supposed night-time setting that flickers back and forward between day and night because someone clearly either couldnt afford day-for-night processing or simply forgot. There is the dismembered hand, which never extends into the shot beyond the wrist and does the remarkable job of tiptoeing (or tip-fingering) up vertical surfaces on two fingernails. The plot defies credulity one minute hero John Ashley is arrested on a murder charge and then makes an escape from jail, stealing a police car but when he calls the police back they merely say forget it, they will collect the car later. Or the aliens that can build saucers capable of crossing interstellar distance but seem unable to build a pair of industrial strength sunglasses. The extras playing the aliens can be seen running around in sneakers and masks that have simply been placed over the top of leotards and street clothing. Acting can defy belief too the mugging of the two radar operators spying on Lovers Lane at the start of the film is truly astounding, and that of the general investigating the UFO is akin to the effect one would get placing Bob Hope on LSD. There is a completely unconvincing model UFO effect. A later tv retitling hilariously renames the film Attack of the the Eye Creatures.
Larry Buchanans other genre films are: The Naked Witch (1964), In the Year 2889 (1966), Mars Needs Women (1966), Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1966), Creature of Destruction (1967), Its Alive! (1969), The Loch Ness Horror (1981) and Mistress of the Apes (1981). All of these are made on miserably cheap budgets.
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