Thursday, October 15, 2009

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 15

I have a recurring nightmare involving an alien invasion. In my dreams I can always see the San Francisco skyline, and it is being attacked by weird UFOs, and a huge explosion is about to blow everything up for good when....I wake up.

So, alien invasion movies sometimes freak me out. Even something as dated and, at times, silly as the original "War of the Worlds," can give me the heebie jeebies. It's also why I don't hate the Spielberg remake that much; it manages to crib from my nightmares quite well...

The original is on TCM at 11:30am.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

I watched this one recently and really loved it. I thought the story was good and the special effects were great for its time. It held up well and moved right along without getting slow. I only thought it was inconsistent when at the end religious symbolism started to creep in and then smacked the viewer in the face.