While boating in a boat we never see and possibly water-skiing without getting wet, a quartet of teens, Reg (Don Sullivan), Skip (Paul Pepper), Julie (Mitzie Albertson), and Pam (Brianne Murphy), accidentally discover an island run by a mad scientist named Doctor Myra who intends to turn everyone in the United States into a communist zombie, but we really don’t see any zombies and only a couple commies. Luckily it’s “Dreamboat” Don Sullivan to the rescue. I don’t seem to remember Don Sullivan singing in this one, but you should take appropriate precautions.
A young woman named Arletty (Marianna Hill) moves back home to find out what happened to her estranged father an artist However as she arrives in the California beach house she runs into some decidedly odd behavior.
Mineralogist Paul Carlson (Chase Cordell) is struck by a lunar meteorite while observing a meteor shower. Lodged in his brain, the meteorite causes him to transform into a strong and vicious lizard whenever the moon comes out.
It’s London, 1888. On the third night of the Jack the Ripper killings, a man rents out an attic from an older couple in need of extra income. The man (Jack Palance), a research pathologist, begins working on his experiments in the rooms. Helen Harley, the landlady (Frances Bavier), becomes suspicious of the man, especially when her niece shows an interest in him.
In the initiation of a girl into a secret society, she is killed in a game of russian roulette. Years later her sorority sisters are invited to a mansion for a party, but don’t know who is their host.
This might the best movie Larry Buchanan ever made, but that’s not saying a lot. This movie has a farmer, a monster in a cave, and witless victims. What else did you need?
Manos was written, directed and produced by Harold P. Warren, a fertilizer salesman from El Paso, Texas. Warren also starred in the film. A vacationing family is trapped at a lodge maintained by a polygamous pagan cult. It ranks among the best movies ever made by a fertilizer salesman.