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Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Andrew on March 02, 1999, 10:27:35 PM
Updated review.  In the annals of film history, people running away from the camera as tomatoes (real and regular, or fake and gigantic) are rolled down the sidewalk is the kind of plot that nearly everyone can identify as a very silly bad movie.

Click here to go to the Review (http://www.badmovies.org/movies/killtomato/)


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: David Emery on March 02, 1999, 10:27:35 PM
Uhm...hehe...
Very funny indeed, I enjoyed the script as well as the characters. It's not every movie you meet a guy that uses Jesus to endorse an electronics company. They could have showed more tomato death scenes...showing a tomato sitting there, then a cut shot to someone screaming, then their dead body...this is the epitome of the classic horror/comedy/musical genre. Pass the ketchup.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: on April 22, 1999, 07:50:34 PM
I like to put in some stuff for you.first Sam Smith was not killed by the tomatoes.he shows up for the seqel Return of the killer tomatoes.It stars george clooney.I also know about the guy who sung that song which put an end to the tomatoes.He is the drummer in Soundgarden,Matt Cameron.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: on June 27, 1999, 01:56:23 PM
And to think, the company that made KT is still in business.  They were serious when they decided to make this movie and they thought they were making a legitimate comedy.  When everyone told them the movie was worse than a highschool film project, they claimed they were intentionally making a bad movie, hoping to excuse their lack of talent and obvious stupidity.  John DeBello, the director, still can't direct.  The problem is, he still doesn't know it.  The name "Four Square Productions" came from the shape of his head.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Swamprat on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The first time I saw the title of this film was on the Marquee of the Skyview drive-in in Belleville Illinois. I was certain someone had sneaked up there with a box of yardsale letters and had pulled off a master pratical joke. I was, of course, wrong. I didn't really know what to make of this beast when I finally saw it. I was thrilled to see  Jack Riley...one of the best character actors on TV through the sixties and seventies, remember him from the first Bob Newhart Show? I was also tickled to find out years later that the wild, near disasterous, helicopter landing scene he was in was real, not scripted. He was so good at being wild eyed and totally freaked out in that scene because he wasn't acting! Other than that, the film wasn't that funny. To me it felt like a deliberate attempt at a Plan 9 type bad film. A deliberate attempt at a "bad" movie just turns me off flat. Yeah, I laughed, here and there, it was stupid, and occasionally funny...but it just felt so dishonest. I'm a military buff, and I always enjoy seeing over the top parodies of the military. I also loved the idiot in the parachute, especially when he screws up after infiltrating the tomatoes inner circle. The ending with the San Diego Chicken saving mankind to the tune of "Puberty Love" was just lame. Like CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS this movie is probably rented more for it's terrific sounding title than for it's description on the back of the box. I have to admit, it looked spectacular up there on that Marquee years ago...that will always be my fondest memory of this overrated turkey.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Paul Westbrook on October 21, 1999, 10:29:54 AM
The movie that takes a common garden-variety vegetable, and transforms it into a thing of utter horror is a first rate B-Movie classic of the first order. I laughed, I cried, I almost died. This film can inspire any low budget director to great, or not so great heights.[more like LOWS] By the way, I really enjoy this site. Keep up the good work. ATTACK OF THE BAD MOVIES. Now there is a name for a site.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: raspeez@hotmail.com on March 20, 2000, 07:53:10 AM
This was a cute film, aware of its own b-grade nature and exploiting it. I love ketchup so Im sorry that no one called me to help clean up the set.
I couldnt sit through the sequel. it was C grade.
and I thought george clooney had only "the facts of life" to be ashamed of!


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Prof. Jason M. Grivas on April 21, 2000, 06:46:01 PM
This is the Prof. Jason Grivas. I have to say that this site is the best place to show your support about a movie that has touched many people, and should be seen across this great nation. A great classic that can only be apperciated by very few.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Jedi Jawa on June 01, 2000, 09:05:27 PM
Not sure if any of you know this, but for a few seasons there was a very, very, VERY funny saturday morning cartoon titled "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."  The guy with the parachute was a main character, and the guy in scuba gear has cameo appearances.  I was a faithful viewer, because it has all the elements of a B-movie in a saturday morning cartoon.  And always remember the best line from that cartoon . . . I'm not a mad scientist.  I'm an ANGRY scientist!


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Erik on July 15, 2000, 12:46:47 AM
This was literally the worst movie I have EVER seen!!! I won the movie in a kata contest one day my Sensae put on. I won the movie, took it homt, watched 10 minutes, and gave it to my friend to have it burned.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Thomas HulstrÝm on August 15, 2000, 01:20:49 PM
I remember renting this film in the early eitghties with a friend. It was terrible. Anyway, we saw the entire film. Half a year later we were still talking about the film, saying to each other that no film could be that bad. So we rented it again. AAARRRGH! And i hate that song. A couple a years later i realized there was a sequel, but i was unable to locate it.

Keep up this site...its a real gem.

Thomas

ps. pass the ketchup!


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on September 24, 2000, 04:34:42 PM
As an aside, David Miller, who played Mason Dixon in the film, and I went to the same junior high school. I never thought he would become an actor, a politician maybe, but, never an actor.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Big Vic on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I laugh my ass off at this movie every time I see it.  I'm the same way about John Carpenter's 'Dark Star'.  My friends all hate that movie, yet I can't get enough of it.  It's moronic fun that is written by intelligent people.  The tomatoe's making that incessant "thlegm thlegm" sound makes me wail in laughter.  Of course, bear in mind I'm stoned and hot pads or corn cob holders have the same potential to make me wail in laughter too.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Chadzilla on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Geez, what to say.  I think its pretty incredible that a one joke movie would spawn several sequels and a Saturday morning cartoons series.  This movie has its humorous parts, but it is played far too broad for my tastes.  I do like the dubbed Japanese scientist and the pointed jabs at the marketing industry though, but in no way do I like the use of the fatal helicopter crash in this movie.  That was just tasteless.  Besides, where the hell was Vic Morrow and those kids?  I didn't see them.

Oops, wrong movie!


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Johnny on May 03, 2002, 08:18:30 PM
Ummmm what can I say....It has no plot, the special effects are made up on the spot and geeee was there anything good to say about it?  If you are dead set on completely wasting some of your precious time on this planet in the worst way then I say go for it.  This is a waste of film.  I love low budget movies and I would say this is the worst of the worst.  I could not stand this one after getting drunk although it did make more sense.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: JD on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie shouldn't even be on the site - it gives bad movies a bad name! How can you enjoy an intentionally bad movie that is a lame attempt to parody other bad movies? From the opening credits it's painfully obvious  the film makers know full well what they are doing - playing for laughs and making a cheap effort to "manufacture" a cult film. Sadly, from the looks of these reviews, they seem to have succeeded.
It's fun to watch the demented genius of an Ed Wood movie, or ridiculous efforts to make real horror films on a tiny budget that fail totally.(i.e. "The Creeping Terror")It's amusing to see real actors or celebrities forced into absurd, demeaning situations (like an 80-something Mae West trying to be a sex kitten in 'Sextette') or bad actors who don't know they're bad, but when a film practically announces "Hey, we're making a cheap-looking bad movie. Aren't we funny?" then I feel it's boring waste of time.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Jordan Garren on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Clearly a classic! It's been out of print for years, but while on a Senior Week Trip to Ocean City, Maryland, I discovered the DIRECTOR'S CUT (and only for $5.00!). The sad part about this tale, it that Disney released the Director's Cut (WHAT THE F*@K?! Is probably the phrase of choice when you find that out.). So extra scenes are put back in, and this annoying fat guy (I think it was the producer of "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes") just suddenly pops up about 20 minutes into the film and tells us to watch Steve McQueens stupid Cameo! All in all, I love this movie, it's on a long list a childhood favorites (Right up there with Q-The Winged Serpent, Return of Swamp Thing, and Alligator ... what! They're good movies!). See it at all costs (wether you pay five bucks in another state or 50 bucks on E-Bay).


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: The Congo Kid on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I remember seeing this film when I was like 9 or 10.  I BEGGED my mom to rent it for me and, when she finally did, I laughed my ever-loving ass off!  This baby is a classic, zany, cheese-dick movie that ranks right up there with Kentucky Fried Movie and Hardware Wars.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Ken on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
True story.

This movie has a special place in my heart. My first date with Joan was going to be "the Empire Strikes Back", but the evening show was filled. So we went to see KT.

God, it was so awful! She wanted to leave halfway through! A first date disaster! What had I subjected her to? First impression nightmares! End of the relationship!

Leaving, we talked a long while about how bad the movie was. Driving home from this debacle, we saw a late night crowd at another theatre. We caught a midnight showing of TESB.

We've now been together happily for 21 years.

When I found your website, I cracked up, and played her the clip from the theme song.

Her response, 21 years later?

"Oh, God...."

- K.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Dr.Cosmos on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
KT is simply the Silliest Movie Ever Made.  Not the worst, not the funniest, not the campiest, and definitely not the scariest, just the silliest.  Kids love it, when they catch on that it's a comedy.  Also, the theme song is in the top ten of theme songs.  How can you argue with three sequels and a TV series?


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Candy on April 14, 2002, 09:48:01 AM
The movie was absurd.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: JT on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I rented this flick for a few good laughs, but this wasn't a B-movie...this flick was a TOTAL bomb! I mean, all that is happening is people are shooting tomatoes which are really being thrown at them and that can growl, despite the fact that they DON'T HAVE ANY MOUTHS! And for the icing on the cake, just when you thought this movie couldn't sink lower, the makers of this movie decided to make it into a MUSICAL! I mean, just listen to the theme song of this movie! Not only can the director not make a good movie, but he can't even SING! I stopped watching the movie right in the middle of it! Look out, "Ishstar, 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes'" is right behind ya!


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: AlphaWoolf on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I think this is aweful, but not for the reason you might think.  The filmmakers deliberately set out to make a cheesy monster movie and it just doesn't work.  Cheesiness can't be forced.  It seems as if the very idea of "Killer Tomatoes" is supposed to be so funny that it can carry the whole film.  Blah.  There are a couple of good (but brief) gags, this film is just not funny, not scary, and not entertaining.  Snoozefest.  Go watch a something truely ridiculous like "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" instead.  


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Paul on January 24, 2003, 05:13:28 PM
Who remembers the t/v show. The theme was so cool.....


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: No Nukes on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It's amazing how quickly people forget that this movie is a spoof of the uber-popular disaster movie genre of the 70's. Keeping that in mind, it's much easier to enjoy it.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Dan Lyon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Who was not touched when they first heard 'Puberty Love'? what a clasic flick. I'm told this is one of the first film appearances for a young George Clooney (?). I wonder who played the Tomatoes? they were talented.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Marianne Nelson on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I have to comment on the quality of this movie. We also agree that the sight of Lois Fairchild is far more horrifying than any of the "Killer" Tomatos. We would like to nominate Parachute man for president, because he is the real hero and quality of each scene. Jesus Christ also does a good appearence. My friend and I can't seem to get "Puberty Love" out of our heads, and I'm not sure if thats a good or bad thing. The last scene involving romance was horrible, if anybody should get together its Parachute man and Greta the buff women on steriods. They had more chemistry. Forever a fan of the tomatoes.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Spangoo on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
The killer potato movies are my favorites! The action, the suspense, the gravy - nothing compares. Forget The Deer Hunter, Scarface, or any other movie. The Attack of the Killer Potatoes is....umm...whoops, my bad - wrong movie. Sorry, this one sucks.
By the way - badmovies.org org is my favorite website. It is well designed and easy to use....whoops, did it again...sorry.... ;-)


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: KP on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
How can people not like this movie, I saw it as a teen and loved it than and still use the song at times, it like never leaves your head "attack of the killer tomatoes" think about it.  This movie ranks up there with "the blob".  Yes it is a very stupid movie, that is what makes it worth watching just once.  


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Cal Smith on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I'm just wondering how this movie got it's own video game.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Luke Bannon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
As a huge fan of b-movies, I adore this film. Yes, not all the efforts at humour work and some bits are just stupid, but generally this film cracks me up. True, more tomato carnage could have been used, but genereally a good film. I'd also recommend return, it's way funnier and a lot of fun. Haven't seen strike back or eat france yet though.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: OJoe on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I saw this movie at a 9th grade party and laughed my ass off so much that the girl's mother thought I was stoned. Excellent movie. I think I'll but it to see how truly bad it is now some 17 years later.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Jesse on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Is this based on a true story? I believe that it is possible for tomatoes to attack and kill. Living in a primarally vegan community I understand their frustrations. However, my ex left me for a tomatoe, putting me at emnity with them. My doctor thinks we're Schitso.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Kalena on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I loved this movie!!!  It had terrible effects and bad acting but it knew it and that just made it even better.  I think it was a film that is so bad it's actually great and I recommended it to all of my friends.  A brilliant way to spend an hour and a half.

The part with the earmuffs made me laugh out loud due to a conversation I had with my dad the night before and the song "Puberty Love" was stuck in my head for the rest of the day!  Excellent!!!


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Killer Tomato on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
As a confessed killer tomato, I for one wonder why this movie didn't make the Academy Awards? This to us, is the Citizen Kane of all killer vegetable movies. I recommend another classic which was Attack of the Chainsaw Carrot, which was aptly done by a fellow garden veggie friend of mine. TOMATOES UNITE!!!!!! Any human that doesn't enjoy this film should be exterminated RRrrrrrrrrrarrrgghh!!! Oh and kiddies remember to eat your vegetables before they eat YOU!!!!


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Cookies on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
You know some of the movies that are so bad that it's actualy funny.Well this was so bad that i couldnt stand it.How stupid can people get in 70.This is even worse than the crawling eye


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Cookies on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
You know some of the movies that are so bad that it's actualy funny.Well this was so bad that i couldnt stand it.How stupid can people get in 70.This is even worse than the crawling eye


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Stgr on January 10, 2005, 01:21:17 AM
Holy s**t.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Mick on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
A few facts about this movie: It was written, produced, and starred in, by Steve Peace. It was done as a collage video project at San Diego State Collage. If the name of "Steve (Stephen) Peace" looks familliar to people in California, it is now Senator Steve Peace (D) - Finance Director - a leader in the de-regulation fiasco. Now you know why the State in so much trouble!


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Sora the B-Movie Alchemist on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
My mom's drama professor directed this classic, a beatiful piece. Not much violence, a shame. Total shame.

Violence: *
Goofiness: *****
Monster: *****
Actors: *
Overall: ****


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: MeanDean on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is the ONLY interesting thing to ever have happened in San Diego! I lived there for the first twenty-one years of my life, and yeah... This was it. In fact, I saw it at the Clairmont Theater when it came out; imagine this turkey in Cinerama!

And a side note to recent arrivals to San Diego... If you're wondering where it was filmed, you'll have to trust me when I tell you "Mission Valley, right down by the Stadium." It's only within the last thirty years that Mission Valley became paved, side-to-side and end-to-end.
One little problem, though. Does the phrase "flood plain" mean anything to you? Think about that phrase, really grasp it, before locating a business or buying a condo in Mission Valley.
As a native son (now expatriated) of San Diego, I wish the tomatoes had won...


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: jmsynth on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Anyone who doesn't get that this is a comedy is an idiot, or at least someone with little to no sense of irony. A classic example of imagination over budget. Please no high-budget remakes! Mind you, the higher budgeted sequal "Return" was much funnier.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: ILovemovies on March 11, 2006, 06:31:01 PM
Ok, I saw this movie once, thinking it would be decent horror, but found out that it was a comedy! It was supposed to be a comedy...right? It would be pathetic if it was supposed to be horror. I liked it though! =)


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: ILovemovies on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
By the way, did anyone else see the wheels on the bottom of the giant tomato that chased the lady with the shopping cart? If you didn't, look carefully.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: JT on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Look, I understand a few years ago I made a bad judgement towards this classic. After having recently rented it again, I withdraw all my past statements and would like to say this movie has become a new fave. I still think the musical numbers weren't really necessary though.


Title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: reiko kode on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I've only just seen this movie after years of wondering, just how horrifying is this movie? Well, I've never liked tomatoes, and now I know why: they're homicidal maniacs!
Features probably one of the best theme songs ever, and I love the way the tomatoes "talk."
PS: The sequel, "Return of the Killer Tomatoes," with a pre-Oscar George Clooney, ain't a bad way to waste time, either.


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: jackarow on July 14, 2008, 04:55:25 PM
BWAAAHAAAAAAA!!!! I just shot milk outta my nose.Seriously one of the funniest movies ever made. Completely tongue in cheek throughout and prophetic as well - "those funny little black ships just kept sinking anyways" I could almost hear our current executive chief saying this. I happen to have been gifted with the special anniversary edition. IT ROCKS!!! now I can finally return the Beta tape that I borrowed back in the early 80's. I have tried yelling tomato in a crowded library, but somehow don't get quite the same response. Then again, I use pick up lines straight from As Cool as Ice and somehow am still single. 


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Giant Claw Jr on September 15, 2008, 12:43:56 AM
Show this movie to some liberal vegetarians and scare the garden burgers out of them


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: schmendrik on September 15, 2008, 11:36:44 AM
Just noticed this thread right after posting my "Killer Tomatoes" story in the thread "Why going to a b-movie is a bad choice for a date" (http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,121057.0.html (http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,121057.0.html))

Took my future wife to this movie on a date. She hated it. She married me anyway. Yes, she knew it was a comedy, in fact one of my all-time favorites (I still have a soft spot for it). She just didn't think it was very funny.



Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: InformationGeek on October 12, 2008, 06:51:05 PM
Sweet, you updated your Killer Tomatoes review.  I never saw the film, but I caught one of the episodes of the animated show once.  Man, that was bad tv show.


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Psycho Circus on October 12, 2008, 06:57:18 PM
Sweet, you updated your Killer Tomatoes review.  I never saw the film, but I caught one of the episodes of the animated show once.  Man, that was bad tv show.

Woah, the animated series was awesome!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - ANDREW WARNED ME!!!
Post by: BigPaulieVirgo on October 13, 2008, 08:42:25 PM
He warned me, warned me, WARNED ME! DON'T LISTEN TO PUBERTY LOVE, he said, FOR ALL THAT IS HOLY. DON'T LISTEN?

Wha'd I do? I LISTENED!!!!!

And here's how my soul thanked me--->  :hot:

Oh, Andrew, why--WHY didn't I listen!?!

But besides that, I've always wanted to see this movie and its sequel! I must now go and give tribute to the gods of Amazon and buy them, thus satisfying me B-movie craving...


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on December 18, 2009, 06:49:35 PM
You just gotta love that theme song.


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Kebab on March 05, 2013, 05:06:58 AM
What's seriously awesome about the film is the message, hidden under the blanket of hilariously perverted humor born by a fevered mind, reflecting the instability of the modern society upon casual things turned into atrocities. Just remember Kinder Surprise!

Awhhh! That's rubbish! It's just funny movie with no message whatsoever. Or is it?  :wink:


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Torgo on March 18, 2013, 04:45:23 PM
I really hope that we get a blu-ray at some point of the original theatrical cut of this cheesball classic. Maybe Shout Factory could get their hands on it?


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Knightsaber1 on April 02, 2013, 08:30:37 AM
Quote from:  link=topic=111580.msg112630#msg112630 date=924828634
I also know about the guy who sung that song which put an end to the tomatoes.He is the drummer in Soundgarden,Matt Cameron.

That was probably one of the funniest things in the film. It was all so in sync with both bad Seventies fashion and music, and I think Ronny Desmond's "Puberty Love' was a takeoff on Donny Osmond's "Puppy Love". And well-deserved, too.


Title: Re: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Post by: Gene Worm on June 28, 2015, 10:04:22 AM
Who ever thought that giant tomatoes would start attacking people? I somehow made it through this one, but "Return of the Killer Tomatoes"... ugh....