Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
Article 6041 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 1-29-2022
Directed by John De Bello
Featuring David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor
Country: USA
What it is: Both intentionally bad and just plain bad

Killer tomatoes attack the country. The government tries to fight back.

If this movie is famous for anything, it might be that it was one of the earliest movies to try to tap in on a trendy “bad movie” craze that was taking shape. However, it feels more like one of those wild and crazy comedies that would reach its apex with AIRPLANE!, a movie far superior to this one. I’d seen this one years ago and didn’t think much of it then; the most memorable thing about it from that viewing was the joke involving the Japanese scientist. The thing I’ll remember most from this viewing is the harrowing scene of the helicopter crash, and I wasn’t surprised to discover that the crash was genuine; apparently, more than half of the movie’s budget was spent dealing with this incident. Other than that, there’s just not much to recommend here; it’s mostly a barrage of unfunny running gags (especially the one involving the parachutist who never removes his parachute). It’s an unfocused mess, and it feels like the movie was mostly a depositary for pointless gags people had lying around and were trying to use. Oh, it has its supporters, but it feels more like a genuinely a bad movie (and not a fun one) instead of a parody of same.


The Wizard of Oz (1933)

The Wizard of Oz (1933)
Article 6040 by Dave Sindelar
Date watched: 1-8-2022
Directed by Ted Eshbaugh
No voice cast listed
Country: United States / Canada
What it is: Short Baum adaptation

Dorothy is whisked to Oz, meets the Scarecrow and the Tin Man, and visits the wizard who puts on a magic show.

Like the lavish version six years later, this one starts in black and white and turns into color when Oz is reached. The first half of the cartoon somewhat matches the action of the movie, though a few characters are omitted; no munchkins, witches or cowardly lions show up. For about a minute or so it turns into a love story of sorts, and then when they visit the wizard, it seems as if it’s mainly to see him put on a magic show. The primary antagonist appears to be a giant egg, and the most interesting moment here is when the Wizard breaks open the other eggs to produce an odd assortment of beasties. This is definitely an odd take on the story, but apparently it was only released in black and white due to issues because of the use of Technicolor. It’s mostly a curio nowadays.

B Movies


The Babes in the Woods (1912)

Babes in Toyland (1934)

Babes in Toyland (1961)

The Baby (1973)

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

The Babysitter (1980)

The Bacchantes (1961)

The Bachelor’s Paradise (1901)

Back From the Dead (1957)

Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Planet of the Apes (1981)

Bad Bill Bunion (1945)

The Bad Lord Byron (1949)

Bad Ronald (1974)

The Bad Seed (1956)

The Bad Seed (1985)

Baffled (1973)

Bait (1954)

The Balcony (1963)

The Ballad of Tam LIn (1970)

The Ballet-Master’s Dream (1903)

Ballet Mecanique (1924)

Bambi (1942)

The Bamboo Saucer (1968)

The Band Concert (1935)

The Bandits of Corsica (1953)

Bang Bang Kid (1967)

Barbarella (1967)

Barbe-Bleue (1901)

La barca sin pescador (1964)

The Barefoot Executive (1971)

Barn of the Naked Dead (1974)

Barnyard Bunk (1932)

Baron Blood (1972)

Baron Munchhausen (1943)

Baron Prasil (1961)

The Baron’s African War (1966)

Barracuda (The Lucifer Project) (1978)

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)

Basket Case (1982)

The Bat (1926)

The Bat (1959)

Bat Men of Africa (1966)

The Bat People (1974)

The Bat Whispers (1930)

Bat Woman (1968)

The Batman (1943)

Batman (1966)

Batman and Robin (1949)

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)

Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)

Battle Beneath the Earth (1967)

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

Battle Beyond the Sun (1962)

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Battle in Outer Space (1960)

Battle of the Worlds (1961)

Battlestar Galactica (1978)

A Bay of Blood (1971)

Be Patient, Patient (1944)

The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

Beanstalk Bunny (1955)

Bear Feat (1949)

Bear Shooters (1930)

Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

The Beast in the Cellar (1970)

The Beast Must Die (1974)

The Beast of Babylon Against the Son of Hercules (1963)

Beast of Blood (1971)

The Beast of Borneo (1934)

The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

Beast of Morocco (1966)

The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)

The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

The Beast that Killed Women (1965)

The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)

The Beast With a Million Eyes (1955)

The Beast Within (1982)

The Beastmaster (1982)

Beatrice Fairfax Episode II: The Wages of Sin (1916)

Beau Brummel (1924)

The Beautiful Leukanida (1912)

Beautiful Dreamer (1952)

Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Beauty and the Beast (1962)

The Beauty of the Devil (1950)

Beauty on the Beach (1950)

Because of the Cats (1973)

Bedazzled (1967)

The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

The Bedford Incident (1965)

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Bedlam (1946)

Bedlam in Paradise (1955)

Beer Parade (1933)

The Bees (1978)

Before Dawn (1933)

Before I Hang (1940)

Before Midnight (1933)

Begegnung im All (1963)

Beginning of the End (1957)

Begone Dull Care (1949)

Behind the Mask (1932)

Behind the Mask (1946)

Beiss mich, Liebling (1970)

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

Bell Book and Candle (1958)

The Bell from Hell (1973)

La belle au bois dormant (1908)

La belle au bois dormant (1935)

The Bells (1926)

Ben (1972)

Ben and Me (1953)

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

Benvenuto Cellinie: or, The Curious Evasion (1904)

Berkeley Square (1933)

The Bermuda Depths (1978)

The Bermuda Triangle (1978)

The Bermuda Triangle (1979)

Berserk! (1968)

El beso de ultratumba (1963)

The Bespoke Overcoat (1956)

Betrayed (1944)

Betty Boop’s Crazy Inventions (1933)

Between Two Worlds (1944)

Beware Spooks! (1939)

Beware! The Blob (1972)

Beware the Brethren (1972)

Bewitched (1949)

The Bewitched Inn (1897)

Bewitched Matches (1913)

The Bewitched Traveller (1904)

The Bewitched Trunk (1904)

Beyond Atlantis (1973)

Beyond Belief (1976)

Beyond Evil (1980)

Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975)

Beyond the Door (1974)

Beyond the Moon (1956)

Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

Beyond the Universe (1981)

Beyond Tomorrow (1940)

Bhooloka Rambhai (1958)

The Bibulous Clothier (1899)

Big Bad Sindbad (1952)

Big Boy Rides Again (1935)

The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)

The Big Build-Up (1942)

The Big Bus (1976)

Big Fish (2003)

Big Foot Man or Beast (1972)

The Big Game (1972)

Big Jack (1949)

Big Meat Eater (1982)

The Big Noise (1944)

Bigfoot (1970)

Bigfoot: The Mysterious Monster (1975)

The Big Swallow (1901)

Bikini Beach (1964)

Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Billion-Dollar Limited (1942)

The Billion Dollar Threat (1979)

Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966)

Billy’s Seance (1911)

The Bionic Woman (1975)

The Bird Came C.O.D. (1942)

A Bird in the Head (1946)

The Bird Man (1935)

Bird of Paradise (1932)

Bird of Paradise (1951)

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970)

The Birds (1963)

Birds Do It (1966)

Birdy and the Beast (1944)

Birth of the Pearl (1901)

The Birth of the Robot (1936)

The Bishop Murder Case (1930)

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

The Black Abbot (1963)

The Black Camel (1931)

The Black Castle (1952)

The Black Cat (1934)

The Black Cat (1941)

The Black Cat (1966)

Black Cat (1981)

Black Christmas (1974)

Black Cobra (1976)

Black Dragons (1942)

Black Friday (1940)

The Black Hole (1979)

The Black Imp (1905)

Black Limelight (1938)

Black Magic (1944)

Black Magic (1949)

Black Magic Rites and the Secret Orgies of the Fourteenth Century (1973)

Black Moon (1934)

Black Moon (1975)

Black Noon (1971)

Black Orpheus (1959)

Black Oxen (1923)

The Black Panther of Ratana (1963)

The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959)

The Black Raven (1943)

The Black Rider (1954)

The Black Room (1935)

Black Sabbath (1963)

The Black Scorpion (1957)

The Black Sleep (1956)

Black Sunday (1960)

The Black Torment (1964)

The Black Widow (1947)

The Black Zoo (1963)

Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968)

The Blackbird (1926)

Blackenstein (1972)

Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952)

Blacula (1972)

Blade Runner (1982)

Blake of Scotland Yard (1937)

The Blancheville Monster (1963)

The Blasphemer (1921)

Blast Off (1956)

Blind Date (1984)

Blinkity Blank (1955)

Blithe Spirit (1945)

The Blob (1958)

The Block Signal (1926)

Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940)

Blondine (1945)

Blood (1974)

Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Blood and Lace (1971)

Blood and Roses (1960)

Blood Bath (1966)

Blood Bath (1976)

Blood Beach (1980)

The Blood Beast Terror (1968)

The Blood Drinkers (1966)

Blood Feast (1963)

Blood for Dracula (1974)

Blood Freak (1972)

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

Blood Link (1982)

Blood Mania (1970)

Blood of a Poet (1930)

Blood of Dracula (1957)

Blood of Dracula’s Castle (1969)

The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)

Blood of Ghastly Horror (1972)

Blood of Nostradamus (1961)

Blood of the Iron Maiden (1970)

Blood of the Vampire (1958)

Blood of the Zombie (1961)

Blood on Satan’s Claw (1970)

Blood Orgy of the She Devils (1972)

Blood Relations (1977)

Blood Relatives (1978)

The Blood Rose (1969)

Blood Sabbath (1972)

Blood Shack (1970)

Blood Song (1982)

The Blood-Spattered Bride (1972)

Blood Stalkers (1978)

Blood Suckers (1972)

Blood Thirst (1971)

Blood Tide (1982)

Blood Voyage (1976)

Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)

The Bloodbath of Dr. Jekyll (1981)

Bloodbeat (1983)

Bloodlust! (1959)

Bloodsuckers from Outer Space (1984)

Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)

Bloody Birthday (1981)

The Bloody Judge (1970)

Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

The Bloody Vampire (1961)

The Blue Bird (1940)

The Blue Bird (1976)

Blue Demon contra cerebros infernales (1968)

Blue Demon contra las diabolicas (1968)

Blue Demon vs el poder satanico (1966)

Blue Demon y las invasoras (1969)

The Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)

The Blue Light (1932)

Blue Sunshine (1976)

Blue Thunder (1983)

Bluebeard (1944)

Bluebeard (1963)

Bluebeard (1972)

Bluebeard’s Brother (1932)

Bluebeard’s Ten Honeymoons (1960)

Blues Busters (1950)

Boardinghouse (1982)

Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid (1903)

Bob’s Electric Theater (1906)

Boccaccio ’70 (1962)

The Body Beneath (1970)

The Body Disappears (1941)

Body Double (1984)

Body Melt (1993)

The Body Shop (1973)

The Body Snatcher (1945)

Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

Bog (1983)

Bold King Cole (1936)

Bomba on Panther Island (1949)

Bomba, the Jungle Boy (1949)

Bombs Over London (1937)

Boo Moon (1954)

The Boogens (1981)

The Boogeyman (1980)

Boogeyman II (1983)

The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

Boogie Woogie Man Will Get You If You Don’t Watch Out (1943)

The Bookworm (1939)

Boom (1968)

Boom in the Moon (1946)

Born in Flames (1983)

Born of Fire (1987)

The Borrowers (1973)

Bosko in Bagdad (1938)

Bosko’s Mechanical Man (1933)

Boundin’ (2003)

A Bout with a Trout (1947)

Bowery at Midnight (1942)

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)

Bowery to Bagdad (1954)

A Boy and His Dog (1975)

The Boy and the Pirates (1960)

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)

Boy Meets Dog (1938)

The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)

The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

The Boy With Grain Hair (1948)

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

Boys of the City (1940)

The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1903)

The Brain (1962)

The Brain Eaters (1958)

The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

The Brain Machine (1956)

The Brain Machine (1977)

Brain of Blood (1972)

Brain 17 (1982)

Brain Smasher… A Love Story (1993)

Brain Twisters (1991)

Brainstorm (1965)

Brainstorm (1983)

Brainwaves (1983)

The Brain that Wouldn’t Die (1962)

The Brainiac (1962)

Brasil ano 2000 (1969)

The Brass Bottle (1964)

Brave Little Tailor (1939)

Brave New World (1980)

The Brave Tin Soldier (1934)

Brazil (1985)

Brenda Starr (1976)

Brewster McCloud (1970)

Brick Bradford (1947)

The Bride and the Beast (1958)

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Bride of the Gorilla (1951)

Bride of the Monster (1956)

The Brides of Blood (1968)

The Brides of Dracula (1960)

The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)

The Brides Wore Blood (1972)

The Bridge (1929)

Brigadoon (1954)

The Brighton Strangler (1945)

Bring Me the Vampire (1963)

Britannia Hospital (1982)

The Brood (1979)

Broom-Stick Bunny (1956)

Brother John (1971)

Brotherhood of Man (1945)

The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

The Brotherhood of the Bell (1970)

Bruce Gentry (1949)

La Bruja (1954)

La bruja negra (1907)

La Brulere de mille soleils (1965)

The Brute Man (1946)

The Bubble (1966)

Bubbles (1930)

Buck Rogers (1939)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Bug (1975)

Bugs’ and Daffy’s Carnival of the Animals (1976)

Bugs Bunny in King Arthur’s Court (1978)

Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)

Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)

Bulldog Drummond’s Peril (1938)

Bulldog Drummond’s Revenge (1937)

Bulldog Drummond’s Secret Police (1939)

The Bulleteers (1942)

Bully for Bugs (1953)

Buncoed Stage Johnnie (1908)

Bunny Hugged (1951)

Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)

Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)

Burned at the Stake (1981)

The Burning (1981)

The Burning Court (1962)

Burnt Offerings (1976)

Bury Me an Angel (1972)

Buster in the Jungle (1954)

Butterflies (1906)

Butterscotch and Soda (1948)

Byaku fujin no yoren (1956)

Byakuya no yojo (1958)