The greatest list of 1950's B-list horror movies
When engineer Mitch MacAfee spots an unidentified flying object as “big as a battleship” from his plane, the Air force is called and launches plane after plane into investigation. Yet, nothing shows up on any of the radars. While searching for the UFO one of the jets goes missing. MacAfee is seen as a boy who cried wolf, until numerous other incidences of disappearance convince the Air Force that there is something out there. The news is released and rumors begin to float around. Some believe it to be a French-Canadian folk legend come to life. But right as rumors begin the gigantic extra terrestrial bird shows itself! Composed of anti-matter and a complete disregard for human life, will anyone stop it?
Starring — Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum, and Louis Merrill.
A newly married couple are holding one another on a train to their honeymoon. Her husband receives a concerning telegram and is forced to get off at the next station to make a phone call. While on the phone the train pulls away, separating him and his new wife...forever. She spends the next few years searching for him. She finally tracks him down to his family's southern estate. She stumbles upon the news of a failed medical experiment turning him into an alligator mutant!
Starring — Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett and Lon Chaney Jr.
A young alien falls madly in love with a teenage Earth girl. The power of their love is so strong that he will do anything to save her, even betray his cohort of invading kind. They intend to use earth as a breeding ground for the giant lobsters that dwell on their planet. The invaders learn that their kind has turned against them for love. They arrive to deal with the traitor and begin to turn innocent civilians into skeletons with their deadly ray guns. Will love allow him to make Earth his home, or will it kill everyone in its path?
Starring — David Love, Dawn Bender, Bryan Grant, Harvey Dunn, Tom Graeff, and King Moody
A team of scientists travel to a remote island to safely test the effects of nuclear weapons. The plane malfunctions while carrying the team and crashes and explodes into the island, leaving them stranded. The group soons finds the island is overrun with crabs that have mutated into gigantic, intelligent beings. On top of the mutant crabs, the island is slowly sinking into the ocean. Will any of them be able to escape certain doom?
Starring — Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Leslie Bradley, Mel Welles, and Richard Cutting.
A young couple take a trip into the woods to do a little midnight smooching. On their way out they accidentally run over something large with their car. On closer inspection it turns out to be an alien creature! The alien's hand falls off and scurries away. It has taken on a life of its own, and also an eyeball! It begins to stalk the teens that decapitated it. Meanwhile, the town drunk Joe finds the alien body and decides to keep it in his fridge. The alien kind finds the body in the fridge and kills Joe by injecting alcohol into his system framing it as an overdose. Who will stop the aliens from killing others?
Starring — Steven Terrell, Gloria Castillo, and Frank Gorshin
An alien from Venus lives as one of the remaining members of its race. Scientist Tom Anderson gets in contact with the alien and guides it to Earth. The alien convinces Tom to connect mind control devices to certain humans. Among the new humans under control is one of Tom's old friends, fellow scientist Paul Nelson. He persuades paranoid Tom that he has doomed himself and everyone he knows by forming an alliance with an alien from Venus. Especially one with world domination in mind. They flee and discover Tom’s wife branding a rifle and on her way to the cave to kill the alien. Will the alien be stopped?
Starring — Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef, and Sally Fraser.
Using hypnosis, Dr. Carlo Lombardi claims that he can have his patients regress and recover memories from their past lives, thereby proving that reincarnation exists. He also claims that the spirit of these past lives can be brought forth to take physical form.. A series of violent murders by a creature that seems to disappear into the sea suggests that Lombardi's claim may be correct. The medical and scientific community believe him to be a complete fraud but one enterprising businessman sees the opportunity to make a small fortune with Lombardi's ability. But who will disprove him?
Starring — Chester Morris, Tom Conwar, Cathy Downs, Lance Fuller and Ron Randell.
Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder has rented a country house called "The Oaks", which not long ago had been the scene of some murders committed by a strange and violent criminal known as "The Bat". Meanwhile, the house's owner, bank president John Fleming, has recently embezzled one million dollars in securities, and has hidden the proceeds in the house, but he is killed before he can retrieve the money. Thus the lonely country house soon becomes the site of many mysterious and dangerous activities. Perfect for a mystery author, right?
Starring — Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon, John Sutton, and Lenita Lane.