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ALIEN INVASIONS

THE EYE CREATURES (1965) (TV)

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Directed By:
Larry Buchanan

Not Rated
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence
Also Known As:
Attack of the the Eye Creatures (USA) (new title)

THE PLOT:

A hot summer night, the teenagers at make out point are getting even hotter. But the fun and clothes play is interupted by a alien craft landing nearby.

The army who should have seen it with the state of the art radar equiptment was using the million dollar radar to play peeping Toms or maybe I should say "Peeping Joes" on the Teenagers. Two Teens who just secretly got Married kills one of the creature when it darts out in the road.

But no one will believe them. Can the creatures be stopped?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Okay, here we go again. Another huge loser from Larry Buchanan. First of all, I doubt for one minute that the army would allow their expensive equiptment to be used the way they did. Just to get their rocks off. Secondly, the old man who thinks he owns the whole freakin' mountain. The creatures themselves was kind of cool. But if all can afford is one eye creature, then show only one eye creature. Keep the others behind the bushes like they were suppose to stay. The crawling hand was just awful, you can see the rest of the arm in the light. I was thinking Larry Buchanan did it again by ripping off an older movie INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN, but I did some research and he just based it on the same book THE COSMIC FRAMED which would explain all the simularities. But that doesn't explain the costume goofs, the character issues and the plan cheapness of the flick. I give THE EYE CREATURES....A HALF A STAR.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

Zedd give it a half a star, and I think think he's being over generous. I saw this movie when I was a kid and I liked it. But now as I see it with the eyes of a grown man, I can see it for the TURKEY it really is. So what, they based it after the same book. That still doesn't change the fact the SAUCER MEN is still the better flick. Everything about the SAUCER MEN was better, even creature effects. This one couldn't even afford a ship, they had to steal stock footage from INVADERS FROM MARS, like we wouldn't recognize it. I am sorry to say this, but I must and I mean MUST give this awful movie the only grade it deserves, the NOOSE.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ EYE CREATURES (Even though they one whole creature, it was still pretty darn cool.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- CHARACTERS (There are some serious character issues in this piece, starting with the radar watching and ending with the gun totting maniac who think he owns everything.)
- CHEAP EFFECTS (Very cheap, even for the sixties, I mean. How much can a model and string cost?)
- ONLY ONE WHOLE EYE CREATURE (If you don't have the money for more then one suit, only show one creature. DUH!)

...AND FINALLY TWO WORDS...

-LARRY BUCHANAN (Can any of you explain how this Larry Buchanan kept getting work?)

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