The Last Man on Earth (Italian title: L’Ultimo uomo della Terra) is a 1964 Italian horror/science fiction film based upon the Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend. The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and starred Vincent Price.
It’s the same old Amazon women meet the space men story. It’s camp and a half. I think the 1950′s and 60′s never got tired of this story. Star Trek even had a story along similar lines.
A scientist vacations in Japan where he turns a Venus flytrap into carnivorous, man eating plants. This is one of those movie that is in the category of being so bad it’s funny.
The Giant Gila Monster… Yeah.. well the special effects on this one include a real Gila monster on a model set. Need I say more? And Don’s singing? You should avoid sharp objects while watching this movie. Don’s musical interludes really make me want to smack myself in the head with a ball peen hammer. Still, it’s a surprisingly watchable piece of Americana.