Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)

With just today and tomorrow remaining in October, the EYG Halloween Horror Bingefest is winding down for 2020 and we are pulling out the real big guns… or at least… the big fruit.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was an absurd film from the late 1970s. It is a comedy. It is horror. It is a satire. It is a musical. It has pieces from all kinds of genre.

It is just terrible.

It is one of the worst movies you are going to see.

Still, it is fun watching it, picking out the most ridiculous moments in this film where tomatoes come to life and try killing off the human race.

There are scenes in this that do not feel remotely connected. There was a Hitler joke. A joke Jesus Christ doing a commercial. A meeting of generals in a tiny room. There was a Lois and Clark/Superman joke. None of these fit in with killer tomatoes.

Some of the voice overs are clearly added later. The sound was so off that it made you think they did it on purpose, that it was part of the gag. It did not have a cohesiveness to it.

There is a great theme song to this movie that I enjoyed every time I heard it on Dr. Demento when I was younger.

I shook my head as much as anything else. This has become a B-movie classic because it was so bad. It falls right in line with Birdemic, The Room and Manos: Hands of Fate.

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