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Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Dr. Freex on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Ah, the astounding Coleman Francis.  I'd wish he'd made more movies, but since they all seem to run three hours or more, even though they hardly push the 80 minute mark, that's probably a *good* thing.

Incidentally, I'd be almost willing to bet that in the WTF beginning... that *ain't* Tor.  Oh, sure, they'd like us to believe it is, but I'm not buying it.




Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Dr. Maniac on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
   Could 56 minutes really be this long?  Yes!  Tor Johnson was 58 when he played this, his last feature film role.  As if the thought of Tor playing a rocket scientist isn't enough to get you honking your horn at the drive-in screen!
He has defected to America to explain how a flag was planted on the Moon, a plot divice that is forgotten some 10 minutes into the picture!
   You have to love the scenes where the KGB agents chase Tor into the desert.  These 2 guys run and run and run but cannot catch the 400 lb ex-wrestler.  They also shoot at him from all of 30 yards away and miss!  After Tor is changed into The Beast he is able to sneak up on several people who evidently cannot hear him walking up behind them.
This is one time wherte you really have to keep repeating "It's only a movie . . .only a movie . . .only a movie . . ."
   Will someone tell me why all the signs on the atomic testing grounds seem to face the wrong direction?  People seem to come and go on the restricted area as they please.
And what is up with those guys in the copter shooting at the first man they spot?
   The first time you see this movie you will want to watch it straight but after that, wait until 3 in the morning and knock back a pint of Scotch before you watch it again.  Trust me, you will enjoy it more.


Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Joe Blowe on October 10, 2003, 02:36:43 PM
STOP THE PAIN!!!!!


Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Kamrat X on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is probably one of the worst films ever made. Everything reeks of "I donīt care" The actors arenīt even mouthing their lines for gods sake... The cutting is erratic and inept. Not to mention the hilariously pretentious narration by the director himself. All things considered, itīs a pretty surrealistic 56 minutes. I love it! :-)


Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: firebird on July 22, 2004, 09:30:53 PM
It seemed they were alwats giving TOR JOHNSON was always given B-Mivie parts case in point PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN as well as BRIDE OF THE MONSTER


Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Henry Le Corno on November 27, 2004, 11:39:33 PM
This is one of those movies that proves that any old hack with a movie camera can make a movie. Just go ahead and give jr. a camera and he might come back with something similar if not better.


Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: snooky on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Two of the most profound lines in film history:
Narrator-
A man presses a button, something happens;a scientist becomes a beast.
The beast-
ooaaarrrgghhhaaaaaa! oooooeeeooouuurrgghhhh!
Deep man....deep.


Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: chuck on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Was watching the movie again last nite--got it for a buck at Wal Mart.  May have figured out why the kids never responded to anyone's calls when lost.  Mom was calling 'Randy and Art' while Dad was calling 'Mike and Randy'.  That would have confused me.  Wonder what happened to all those bodies left lying around?


Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: the great lardini on July 21, 2005, 11:24:07 AM
     Tor Johnson is my idol.  What an actah!!!!!


Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Dameon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
OK...This has to be the worst movie ever made!

Trying to figure out why Tor, our beloved beast, can climb up to a plateau that noone else could. And the treacherous climb by Jim and Joe. They got kinda close on that trip! How come they had a hard time and Tor, the BIG man, could climb up there and carrying a women too?!

No what was wrong with Hank. Jimbo shoots at him. Is he hit or what? Bang...down goes Hank. Slides down the hill...lays for awhile. Maybe he was dreaming of his lovely wife and stupid kids. Then gets up holding his arm...no wait...his stomach...ooppsss possibly his leg. He limps for a few steps then is running. HMMMMMMMMMM

I give this movie 2 fingers up!


Title: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: JBails on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie is mind-blowingly bad. Some of the worst acting in film history, and also the lamest "beast" there is. This is an enjoyable movie, mainly because it is so bad and takes itself so incredibly seriously. The uber-dramatic narrator alone is enough for a few big laughs. It is humerously bad, but at some points just gets boring. So it is far from a good movie, but lacks consistent hilarity as well.


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: The Man on January 15, 2008, 12:33:07 PM
 :hot: :thumbdown:
WHERE IS THE BEAST IN THIS MOVIE? I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE A MONSTER OR SOMTHING LIKE THAT BUT ALL YOU GET IS A BIG BALD GUY WITH A TORN SHIRT TRYING TO BE A MONSTER. LOAD OF RUBBISH


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: the master on July 23, 2008, 01:12:46 PM
I've gotten this nagging notion that this film could be the most complex film of all time. There are so many subtle yet overflowing layers to this film inter-weaved articulately yet not interfering with one another, only bolstering around the present story of a man changed and monster-like. There is a tip of the iceberg on social commentary to this film, the man in the helicopter shooting the other man tells us the danger of technology, how it dehumanizes situations without feeling, only augmented in the fact that the shooter was in the armed forces, just a slave to orders, the machine-like orders of life. And very deep philosophical elements to humanity such as the continuous mention of the word "progress" especially on the boys who enjoy life and aren't caught up in the world of working. As well current events to the film of the Cold War situtation at its hottest point in '61 with the cuban missile crisis which Coleman would later flesh out even further in Red Zone Cuba and the spiralling dangers of the heating conflict matched to the dangerous escaping spree of the convicts (but that's another analysis for the other film), "flag on the moon" and the peering question of how it appeared, only through progress and conflict between other people could it happen. The very last scene with the man succumbing and a rabbit appearing has multiple dimensions to it. The only non-human thing doesn't fear the "monster" which was created by humans themselves and feared by them, only acceptable by nature and how technology continues to do more harm than good on humanity overriding the one factor that makes humans, humans, they are able to feel not only learn like cold-calculating machines. There's countless Freudian elements like the mother's hopeless search for her sons and Platoic and Lockian ones too on the message of the capitalistic governmment of ours run by as shown sheriffs brought up as the holders of it though their war and transformed home version of the sheriff upholding their view with force oblivious to the darker aspects of their sociology.


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Fred LeTed on April 21, 2010, 11:06:00 PM
Is this the film where you hear the director call out "Look out for the snakes!"? :lookingup:


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 22, 2010, 11:38:11 AM
Is this the film where you hear the director call out "Look out for the snakes!"? :lookingup:

No, that would be EEGAH (1962).


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Kyle Brinkmann on April 26, 2010, 10:21:22 AM
The Beast Of Yucca Flats is one of my favorite Grade Z Films.

Tor Johnson is my favorite "actor" from Ed Wood's movies.

The narration is worthy of a laugh as are many aspects of the plot.

Anyone watching The Beast Of Yucca Flats should expect something along the lines of The Creeping Terror and Plan 9 From Outer Space not Citizen Kane.


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: HorrorofBob on April 14, 2011, 08:42:46 AM
 :tongueout:Tor:  time for bed to go.  No, that line is from another movie, and in that movie, he actually spoke.  Yes, indeed, the opening scene is sexually titillating whatever that means but has no relevance to the movie except to show Tor's very, very wide ass to the viewing public (be afraid, be very afraid).  The two deputies are great at climbing cliff walls and one of them humps the wall as he climbs up. 
Mommy is rather pitiful as she looks for her two idiot boys and Daddy leaves her completely alone while the utterly mad Tor wanders around.  Daddy is the one shot at for apparently no reason at all.
Overall, there was no reason for this movie to be made by anyone at any time.  That is why I like it.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: CalrissianFoxxSteele on November 02, 2011, 06:38:27 PM
I love 'MST3K' but even they couldn't really save this movie from being funny.
Coleman Francis just can't make movies. They are completely bland and unwatchable. But not even because it's bad (eventhough they are) it's because you are just so bored.
People talk slow, walk slow, it makes you depressed.


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Flangepart on November 07, 2011, 09:56:43 AM
This flick needed all the help it could get. Only Best brains could make it watchable in the slightest.
Mind you, they had their work cut out for 'em...


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: bob on November 10, 2011, 09:16:05 PM
this movie is pretty damn brutal, unwatchable without MST3K


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: JaseSF on November 11, 2011, 10:52:35 PM
This film is utterly brilliant!!! How can so many not see its brilliance?


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 12, 2011, 09:30:26 AM
This film is utterly brilliant!!! How can so many not see its brilliance?

They are probably just caught up in the whirlwind of progress.


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: spike99 on December 07, 2011, 07:45:06 PM
This is rated as one of the worst movies ever. The beginning "Girl attach scene" really bums me out. I cannot show this to the kids because of some stupid scene that has nothing to do with the movie whatsoever!
The sound is bad because they filmed the movie and the dubbed all the sound in afterwards. This movie makes you mad that you wasted anytime at all watching it......


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: bob on December 22, 2011, 06:50:21 AM
This film is utterly brilliant!!! How can so many not see its brilliance?

They are probably just caught up in the whirlwind of progress.

flag on the moon -- that is all


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: Rev. Powell on December 22, 2011, 11:32:50 AM
This film is utterly brilliant!!! How can so many not see its brilliance?

They are probably just caught up in the whirlwind of progress.

flag on the moon -- that is all

Nothing bothers some people. Not even flying saucers.


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: bob on December 22, 2011, 12:00:22 PM
I had some friends over a few weeks back and after we finished this somoene said "That was the worst movie I've ever seen. What's next?"

 :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: JaseSF on December 29, 2011, 11:27:10 PM
It's a fantastic achievement in minimalism...actually borders on true art film brilliance. Is the bunny being grabbed to cuddle or choke, that is the question for the ages.


Title: Re: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Post by: FatFreddysCat on February 10, 2012, 10:54:18 AM
I had heard and read so much about this movie over the years but never had a chance to see it till I received a Mill Creek "Horror Classics" 50 movie pack as a gift some time ago. It's absolutely brilliant in an moronic sort of way.