An online program guide for our film series featuring monster movies from the 1920s through the 1970s, the golden age of horror and science fiction.
This month we present ATOMIC MONSTERS. Come out and see the strange effects that radiation can have on women, men, spiders and alligators! Although these films seem outrageous today, in the 1950s when they were originally released, experiments on radiation’s effects and the threat of atomic warfare were frighteningly real. These “Creature Features” will be shown each Wednesday, beginning at 7pm in our renovated community room.
All the information you need for this month’s line-up is here on our “home” page. Below, you will find a listing, by date, for every film featured. If you would like to see additional images from or learn some fun facts about a particular film, please select the individual film title at the top of this page.
And for information on our library, including hours and contact information, select “About.”
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
Wednesday February 6, 7pm
“Not even the U.S. Army can keep her away from the man she loved – but only the U.S. Army can save her from the the monster be became!”
When a civilian plane goes down over an Army testing range during a top-secret experiment, Colonel Glen Manning risks his life to rescue the pilot. But Manning is too late and his heroism earns him a nightmarish future of plutonium-blast proportions as “THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN.” Starring Glenn Langan and Cathy Downs. (79 minutes) American International Pictures.
Attack of the 50 FT. Woman (1958)
Wednesday February 13, 7pm
“An Amazon Beauty…BENT on UTTER DESTRUCTION!”
Wealthy Nancy Archer is fresh from the loony bin and ticked off. Her rat of a husband has been at play while the feline’s away, putting the moves on Honey Parker and scheming about the day when Nancy’s fortune will be theirs. That day will never come – not after Nancy has an alien encounter that zaps her metabolism into overdrive. Soon, Nancy’s size matches her rage. She’ll prove big girls don’t cry, they get even! Starring Allison Hayes and Yvette Vickers. (66 minutes) Allied Artists.
Wednesday February 20, 7pm
“Crawling Terror 100 feet high!”
A Biochemist has a plan to feed the world by using a growth formula on plants and animals. But instead he creates a spider of mammoth proportions with an appetite to match! Feeding off cattle and humans, this towering tarantula has the people of Desert Rock, Arizona, running for their lives. Can this horrible creature be stopped? Or will the world succumb to this over-sized arachnid? Starring John Agar as the good doctor and Mara Corday as a student and potential victim of this science experiment gone awry! (81 minutes) Universal-International.
The Alligator People (1958)