Just wanted to watch a bad movie.
Yoinked from wikipedia and 1000misspenthours.com ...
"Indestructible Man (1956) is an American black and white science fiction film, an original screenplay by Vy Russell and Sue Dwiggins for producer-director Jack Pollexfen and starring Lon Chaney, Jr.. It was produced independently, and picked up after completion for distribution in the United States by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. The film was somewhat of a remake of Chaney's 1941 film, Man Made Monster and owes much to Frankenstein. It was later featured in the fourth season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, alongside an installment of the Crash Corrigan Undersea Kingdom serial.
Back in the old days, the industry had a name for movies like Indestructible Man, the cheaply made, disposable genre fare that was the spiritual descendant of the 1940’s B-picture. 'Programmers,' they called them. Watch Indestructible Man,, and you’ll see just how appropriate the term really was. It isn’t so much a movie as a 70-minute succession of cliches, commonplaces, and stock situations, and it gives every appearance of having been put together out of some kind of kit.
The film tells the story of Butcher Benton (Chaney), a double-crossed convicted robber and murderer who dies in the gas chamber and is inadvertently revived by a lone-wolf cancer researcher who claims his body from the prison and subjects it to further massive jolts of electricity. Benton's heart is restimulated, and he revives mad, mute, immensely strong and with skin virtually impervious even to bazooka shells.
With his new powers, Benton sets out to avenge himself on the two henchmen who, in collusion with his attorney, betrayed him in order to steal his loot, and also to contact his stripper-girlfriend who has gone straight and begun dating the detective who brought Benton to justice.
The worst part of this film is that Chaney doesn’t even get much chance to do what little acting he was capable of; his only dialogue is in the opening scene between Benton and Lowe, and after that he pretty much just stumbles around looking angry in between extended extreme close-ups on his puffy eyes and bulbous, alcohol-ravaged nose. Just about the only redeeming feature of Indestructible Man is that it’s much too colorless to be really objectionable.
The film has been released by numerous studios as a bargain bin disc. The MST3K version of the film has been released by Rhino Home Video as part of the Collection, Volume 11 box set.
The film also contains an extremely sexist ending ...
Finally, you may remember the actor who plays the doctor's assistant in today's film. The part is played by Joe Flynn who went on to bigger and better roles in Disney films and in McHale's Navy."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Freaking Screaming Children
... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety absolutely FREE! But first lets go over a few ground rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed in this or any of our 1 Galindo Theater locations. Any and all talkers will be fingered mercilessly. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING.
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
Enjoy the show y'all!