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Joseph Charles
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Favorite Episodes

  1. Pod People
    550
  2. The Creeping Terror
    243
  3. Attack of the Giant Leeches
    208
  4. The Beast of Yucca Flats
    248
  5. Manos: The Hands of Fate
    663
  6. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues
    336
  7. Bloodlust
    182
  8. Colossus and the Headhunters
    175
  9. 12 to the Moon
    198
  10. The Skydivers
    266
  11. Mighty Jack
    166
  12. Tormented
    218
  13. The Leech Woman
    229
  14. Gamera vs. Guiron
    239
  15. Mitchell
    565
  16. The Killer Shrews
    249
  17. The Dead Talk Back
    276
  18. Puma Man
    502
  19. Warrior of the Lost World
    318
  20. Eegah
    378
  21. Monster A-Go Go
    330
  22. Attack of the the Eye Creatures
    223
  23. Teenagers from Outer Space
    276
  24. Gamera
    234
  25. Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
    249
  26. Bride of the Monster
    227
  27. The Atomic Brain
    164
  28. Alien from L.A.
    268
  29. Radar Secret Service
    216
  30. The Human Duplicators
    201
  31. Crash of the Moons
    166
  32. Manhunt in Space
    161
  33. Operation Double 007
    227
  34. War of the Colossal Beast
    216
  35. I Accuse My Parents
    398
  36. Secret Agent Super Dragon
    212
  37. It Conquered the World
    277
  38. The Girl in Lovers Lane
    217
  39. Space Travelers
    148
  40. Rocketship X-M
    275
  41. The Giant Gila Monster
    246
  42. Being from Another Planet
    190
  43. Swamp Diamonds
    148
  44. Stranded in Space
    126
  45. The Amazing Colossal Man
    203
  46. The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent
    219
  47. The Unearthly
    194
  48. Fire Maidens of Outer Space
    217
  49. King Dinosaur
    196
  50. Godzilla vs. Megalon
    297
  51. First Spaceship on Venus
    151
  52. Ring of Terror
    187
  53. Fugitive Alien
    320
  54. Lost Continent
    238
  55. Jungle Goddess
    181
  56. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
    188
  57. Lassie: The Painted Hills
    151
  58. Rocket Attack USA
    146
  59. Cave Dwellers
    419
  60. Gamera vs. Barugon
    168
  61. Master Ninja I
    248
  62. Earth vs. the Spider
    191
  63. Gamera vs. Zigra
    167
  64. The Incredible Melting Man
    268
  65. Last of the Wild Horses
    158
  66. The Crawling Eye
    252
  67. The Castle of Fu Manchu
    148
  68. Pilot - The Green Slime
    62
  69. The Day the Earth Froze
    268
  70. The Indestructible Man
    152
  71. Robot Holocaust
    148
  72. Teenage Caveman
    149
  73. Moon Zero Two
    190
  74. The Corpse Vanishes
    148
  75. The Crawling Hand
    155
  76. Women of the Prehistoric Planet
    165
  77. Robot Monster
    150
  78. The Mad Monster
    136
  79. Time of the Apes
    265
  80. Hercules Against the Moon Men
    207
  81. Gunslinger
    160
  82. Hercules Unchained
    177
  83. Gorgo
    165
  84. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    287
  85. The Starfighters
    230
  86. Night of the Blood Beast
    306
  87. Mighty Jack
    29
  88. Riding with Death
    381
  89. Blood Waters of Dr. Z
    204
  90. Devil Fish
    248
  91. Horror of Party Beach
    307
  92. The Giant Spider Invasion
    334

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“For the budget honeymooner, try Frank's Discount Falls.”

I'm not sure which is funnier—the tiny brook or the phrase “budget honeymooner.”


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A part of me wants to have a kid and a dog so one morning I can take the dog to a neighbor’s house, hide the food and water dishes and any chew toys, and when the kid wakes up, try to convince them that the dog isn't missing, that we don't have a dog, that we never had a dog.


817 - Horror of Party Beach - 12 months ago
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All the sodium has to be shipped in from New York City? Where would these monster movies be if the characters had access to Amazon?

They'd be shorter, I guess.


911 - Devil Fish - 12 months ago
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I finally watched this movie in its original form. I was hoping it was more coherent than the edited version here. Some things I noticed:

• the original movie, or at least the version I found (called “Monster Shark”), is only slightly more...watchable? The scenes are not quite as clumsily disjointed as they are in the MST edit
• the music, acting and effects are still terrible
• the original movie has considerable nudity and is more violent—it contains a rather uncomfortable sequence (which is drastically shortened here) in which the woman wearing the short, silk teddy, has that teddy ripped off before she is strangled and put in a bathtub along with her hairdryer to make it look like suicide. Yes, because when I go to see a movie about a killer shark, there had better be lots of human-on-human murdering


311 - It Conquered the World - over 3 years ago
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No matter how many times I see this episode, I don't understand why they replay the ending monologue three times.
My preferred interpretation is that the writers found Graves' ending monologue so shoehorned-in, pompous, and heavy-handed that they decide to end the episode the way they ended the movie, by hammering in a message that over-dramatizes the story's moral. But... Some people like this movie. Maybe some people like that cheesefest of a soppy monologue? I don't get it.


205 - Rocket Attack USA - about 3 years ago
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"All right, Captain, as long as you didn't get inside."
TOM: Well, I got to third, if that counts for anything.

Wow. As Mike might say, that's late night!


313 - Earth vs. the Spider - almost 3 years ago
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I actually kind of like this movie.


402 - The Giant Gila Monster - about 3 years ago
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Also, "Sid's Malt Closet."


402 - The Giant Gila Monster - about 3 years ago
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I love that Joel is disappointed in the robots that he himself built and programmed. God must be like a giant, cosmic Joel, arguing with his robots. And the earth is...the SOL or something, I don't know. I didn't really think this metaphor through.


107 - Robot Monster - about 3 years ago
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This movie out-Lynched David Lynch!


Recent Riffs

203 - Jungle Goddess - 11 months ago
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“You don't think I intended to carry that sentence out, do you? ”
I was counting on it!


817 - Horror of Party Beach - 11 months ago
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“It's no use. Nobody's got any sodium.”
“Did you try calling everyone in the telephone book?”
“Yeah, almost. All but a couple.”


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That Nazi fish guy has got a real moisture problem.


909 - Gorgo - over 2 years ago
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Um, we are a submarine, right? Yeah, good. (1:01:23)


306 - Time of the Apes - almost 3 years ago
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"Are you ready to die?"
Frankly, no.


408 - Hercules Unchained - almost 3 years ago
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Evinrude: the early years.


417 - Crash of the Moons - about 3 years ago
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You know, a fella could make a real funny comment about that if he was so inclined.


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Loosen up, it's a monster movie!


322 - Master Ninja I - about 3 years ago
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"Your home?"
"You're travelin' in it, Jack."
You're jackin' in it, Trav...em...


301 - Cave Dwellers - about 3 years ago
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Tits all over—I mean, it's all over for you, Ator. I know we've been breast—best friends. Damn.

...Nipple.


301 - Cave Dwellers - about 3 years ago
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"You must not lose heart."
Because a guy will eat it.


420 - The Human Duplicators - about 3 years ago
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Just playing God. It's going pretty well!