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.