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THE SLIME PEOPLE - 2 Slimes
Not Rated
Copyright 1962 Joseph F. Robertson Productions
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Tom Gregory - Reporter who had no idea the biggest story of the century was happening in his hometown. (I'd bet he was fired after things settled down.)
  • Professor Galvin - Not only does he suck as a scientist, he also has no brain as a father. In the span of two days one daughter falls for a Marine and the other for a reporter.
  • Calvin Johnson - Somebody cut this Marine's hair and keep him away from the teenage girls! He also looks like Conan O'Brien.
  • Bonnie Galvin - She reminds me of a sixteen year old Gidget. (With dyed blonde hair.) Falls in love with Calvin.
  • Lisa Galvin - Older of the two sisters, which means that falling for a man twice her age is ok...
  • Norman Tolliver - Eccentric writer who carries a goat around, sent to the publisher clearing house by slime people.
  • The Slime People - They are going to conquer the world with an amazing machine that creates a special "slime fog." All die from fresh air poisoning after the professor destroys said named machine.

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The Plot: 

Classic b-movies seem almost regal, though sometimes regal is a syphilis laden sovereign slobbering over the decapitated remains of his last wife, just ask the British. Tom lands his small aircraft at the Los Angeles airport after barely surviving the thick fog, there he is greeted by the Galvins. Surprised by the fact that "The City of the Angels" is now "The City of the Slugs" he does not believe it at first. (What TV station gave this rube a job anyway?) Only after the discovery of a newsreel and subsequently encountering the creatures does he come around. Calvin is a true believer from the get go, having watched his Marine buddies get killed and being left for dead himself. How the heck did a disorganized group of slime people defeat the Marine Corps and Army units anyway? The things use spears for crying out loud! Oh yes, the spears, the only effective weapon against a slime person (Other than fresh air.) is a spear. You can hack them, bash them in the head with a rock, even unload a rifle into them - to no effect. Lucky for our heroes they find this out pretty early on, but they never discard their rifles. Instead the standard encounter goes like this: slime people appear, Calvin or Tom shoot at them, a scuffle ensues, the human manages to wrench the spear away and stabs the slime person with it, human looks upon the dead slime man and then (leaving the spear there) picks up his rifle and continues on. By some amazing deductive reasoning on the professor's part they decide salt is the way to defeat the slime monsters, but in the end our learned man destroys the fog making machine with what? A spear of course...

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • The Los Angeles Airport has come a long way in forty years.
  • Fog is caused by a race of slime people who have been forced from their subterranean homes by nuclear tests.
  • Slime people are scared of fire extinguishers.
  • Girls never said no to men's advances in the good old days.
  • It's hard to take some guy seriously when he is holding a goat.
  • The leading cause of breakins is authors looking for typewriters.
  • Meat freezers have locks on the inside of the doors.
  • Humans can see better than slime people, even in the latter's home domain of thick fog.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 1 min - I wonder what the monsters in this look like... ...oh never mind.
  • 12 mins - Why is the Army fighting the monsters hand to hand? Rifles? Bazookas? Common sense?
  • 17 mins - Where the heck did that guy come from anyway?
  • 19 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST AN INTERCOM!
  • 34 mins - Let the Marine stay back where it is safe, great idea, I wish I was a kick ass journalist.
  • 47 mins - Use salt against the bipedal slugs? Why that's genius! (Slaps forehead.)
  • 52 mins - You are probably miles down the road from those two slime people who were chasing you, why are you ditching the car?
  • 58 mins - Natural cave huh?

Quotes: 

  • Tom: "Now look, we've got to find their trail. Footprints, slime, anything!"

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

FileDialog
Green Music Note slimepeople1.wav Tom: "Professor, I know something has happened, but have you ever seen these slime people?"
Professor: "No, not yet."
Green Music Note slimepeople2.wav Reporter: "The report about large, monstrous creatures roaming about the fog of our city and committing mass murder has been confirmed.
Green Music Note slimepeople3.wav Calvin: "Gee whiz! You know as long as you're setting here I don't even want to think about slime people."
Green Music Note slimepeople4.wav Professor: "We can break their wall with sodium chloride, Tom already did it!"
Calvin: "Well what's sodium chloride?"
Professor: "Sodium chloride is table salt..."

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Video Clipslimepeople1.mpg - 2.0m
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Comments:Write CommentPages: [1] 2
The Slime People
Reply #1. Posted on March 03, 2000, 10:26:38 PM by Nighttrap38
Cheasy as it is, that slug costume looks suprisingly good if you consider the time period.
The Slime People
Reply #2. Posted on April 06, 2000, 07:39:49 AM by Chris K.
Not bad. Could have been better, but it is still good. THE SLIME PEOPLE is not cheasy in any shape or corner, but it is a bit silly. This is a movie that actually has some good acting in it.
The Slime People
Reply #3. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Monica
Agree with Dre.... she's my sis.... such cheesy love stories.... and only three slime people costumes!!! Just watch, they never have more than three of the monsters in any given shot!
The Slime People
Reply #4. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Andrea
My dad has always said that the Slime People was the worst film ever made, and had to take his word for it until a couple of months ago. I finally saw it, and you know what? He wasn't lying. It's BAD. So bad it's good. If you can find it, WATCH IT. You'll see.
The Slime People
Reply #5. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Ed
My Uncle Joe was the producer. We had great fun with the costumes, walking around the neighborhood and looking in windows.  My other uncle got to wear it in the movie. This wasn't my Uncle Joe's worst movie by any means, several way worse. LOL. Enjoy it.
Re: The Slime People
Reply #6. Posted on February 17, 2008, 03:15:38 PM by Michael Mellenthin
Hey now, I saw this one at the theatre, when I was twelve, we had seen pictures in Famous Monsters of Filmland, and couldn't wait to go.  We thought the Slime People were pretty cool, and at 12 you were there for the monsters, not the academy award winning acting, (None here).  This was about as good as it got in 1962 for us Monster Kids, but now that I have it on DVD I get even more entertainment from the asinine dialog, and just plain bad acting, The writer/goat guy was a regular on the old Perry Mason series.  Yea its a real good example of a 60's B-movie, but it sure could fill a Drive-in Movie theatre back then.  Mike
Re: The Slime People
Reply #7. Posted on February 20, 2008, 11:52:55 AM by Flangepart
Intresting piece of cheese. Basic American, i'd wager...
The writer with the goat fixation...priceless...
Re: The Slime People
Reply #8. Posted on December 31, 2008, 04:34:53 PM by Russ
I remember watching this movie in the early 60's on Chiller Theater.  I loved it then and still do.  There is no need to think or even to pick this movie apart.  The environment is to target rich.  I try to always have a copy on hand.  Technically I still do but when Rhino brought it over to DVD they did a lousy job.  The sound is unbearable.  I have tried to find a bootleg but surprisingly there doesn't seem to be any.  If you liked EEGAH then you will love this.
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