Spotlight: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes [1978]

Now is the time for yet another movie spotlight, this time, on a classic horror film from 1978 – the amazing “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”, where hordes of killer tomatoes, all across the country, well- attack.

This movie did not fare well with the critics, nor with the audience at the time. Most would class this as a B-grade comedy film – a horror spoof with a dash of musical thrown in, but, I personally disagree.  I see it rather as a precautionary tale.  As the intro of the movie so eloquently puts it, “In 1963, Alfred Hitchcock made a motion picture entitled “The Birds”, a film which depicted a savage attack upon human beings by flocks of the winged creatures.   People laughed.  In the fall of 1975, 7 million black birds invaded the town of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, resisting the best efforts of mankind to dislodge them.  NO ONE IS LAUGHING NOW.”

In all seriousness, this is B-grade movie at its best.  Low budget production values with horrible writing, acting AND singing.  Is this a good film?  Probably not.  But one things for sure – I bloody (or should that be tomato-saucy?) loved it.


About BC_Animus

I spend all of my non-work time pretty much on games, movies, and listening to music and podcasts. Gadget lover and gamer - own several major consoles, but mainly play MMOs on the PC nowadays. I am quiet & shy but hell of a nice guy. Consider my childhood days to be the golden age of gaming, with companies like Origin with their Ultimas and Privateers. For me MMOs are all about the people, and not about gear or loot. View all posts by BC_Animus

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