Cold War Creatures: Four Films from Sam Katzman (Part 2) 09/25/21
Charlie Largent finishes off this grueling, Pulitzer-worthy task: reviewing the second half of Arrow’s fancy-box ode to Hollywood’s pennypinching producer, good old Jungle Sam Katzman. Are these two titles the better of the four?: Creature with the Atom Brain (incredible title!) and The Werewolf. In the first cheapie radiation-powered corpses function as robot assassins — you know, the story Jésus Franco remade 40 times. Filmed in woodsy locations, the second tale of a sympathetic, drug-induced wolf man transcends its own cheapie-monster genre boundaries. Part one of the review from September 9 is here. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video.