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Joseph Charles
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Favorite Episodes

  1. Pod People
    541
  2. The Creeping Terror
    240
  3. Attack of the Giant Leeches
    207
  4. The Beast of Yucca Flats
    246
  5. Manos: The Hands of Fate
    659
  6. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues
    330
  7. Bloodlust
    180
  8. Colossus and the Headhunters
    173
  9. 12 to the Moon
    196
  10. The Skydivers
    263
  11. Mighty Jack
    163
  12. Tormented
    215
  13. The Leech Woman
    227
  14. Gamera vs. Guiron
    238
  15. Mitchell
    560
  16. The Killer Shrews
    244
  17. The Dead Talk Back
    274
  18. Puma Man
    499
  19. Warrior of the Lost World
    315
  20. Eegah
    375
  21. Monster A-Go Go
    327
  22. Attack of the the Eye Creatures
    220
  23. Teenagers from Outer Space
    274
  24. Gamera
    232
  25. Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
    247
  26. Bride of the Monster
    226
  27. The Atomic Brain
    163
  28. Alien from L.A.
    265
  29. Radar Secret Service
    213
  30. The Human Duplicators
    200
  31. Crash of the Moons
    164
  32. Manhunt in Space
    160
  33. Operation Double 007
    226
  34. War of the Colossal Beast
    214
  35. I Accuse My Parents
    392
  36. Secret Agent Super Dragon
    211
  37. It Conquered the World
    273
  38. The Girl in Lovers Lane
    215
  39. Space Travelers
    147
  40. Rocketship X-M
    273
  41. The Giant Gila Monster
    243
  42. Being from Another Planet
    188
  43. Swamp Diamonds
    147
  44. Stranded in Space
    124
  45. The Amazing Colossal Man
    201
  46. The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent
    217
  47. The Unearthly
    190
  48. Fire Maidens of Outer Space
    215
  49. King Dinosaur
    193
  50. Godzilla vs. Megalon
    295
  51. First Spaceship on Venus
    150
  52. Ring of Terror
    185
  53. Fugitive Alien
    318
  54. Lost Continent
    235
  55. Jungle Goddess
    179
  56. Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
    187
  57. Lassie: The Painted Hills
    149
  58. Rocket Attack USA
    145
  59. Cave Dwellers
    415
  60. Gamera vs. Barugon
    167
  61. Master Ninja I
    247
  62. Earth vs. the Spider
    189
  63. Gamera vs. Zigra
    165
  64. The Incredible Melting Man
    267
  65. Last of the Wild Horses
    157
  66. The Crawling Eye
    251
  67. The Castle of Fu Manchu
    145
  68. Pilot - The Green Slime
    62
  69. The Day the Earth Froze
    261
  70. The Indestructible Man
    151
  71. Robot Holocaust
    146
  72. Teenage Caveman
    148
  73. Moon Zero Two
    187
  74. The Corpse Vanishes
    146
  75. The Crawling Hand
    152
  76. Women of the Prehistoric Planet
    162
  77. Robot Monster
    147
  78. The Mad Monster
    134
  79. Time of the Apes
    262
  80. Hercules Against the Moon Men
    204
  81. Gunslinger
    158
  82. Hercules Unchained
    175
  83. Gorgo
    164
  84. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    286
  85. The Starfighters
    227
  86. Night of the Blood Beast
    304
  87. Mighty Jack
    29
  88. Riding with Death
    380
  89. Blood Waters of Dr. Z
    202
  90. Devil Fish
    245
  91. Horror of Party Beach
    304
  92. The Giant Spider Invasion
    332

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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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - about 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 - almost 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 - almost 3 years ago
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Also, "Sid's Malt Closet."


402 - The Giant Gila Monster - almost 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 - almost 3 years ago
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This movie out-Lynched David Lynch!


Recent Riffs

203 - Jungle Goddess - 9 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 - 10 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 - about 2 years ago
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Um, we are a submarine, right? Yeah, good. (1:01:23)


306 - Time of the Apes - over 2 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 - almost 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 - almost 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 - almost 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 - almost 3 years ago
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"You must not lose heart."
Because a guy will eat it.


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