Little Shop of Horrors, a film by Roger Corman, 1960

Little Shop of Horrors, 1960

A film by Roger Corman

A mild-mannered shop assistant struggling with issues of unrequited love nurtures a tiny carnivorous plant into a giant man-killing monster, in this comedy classic. Jack Nicholson makes his screen debut as a young masochistic dental patient. (Browse our Movie Archive)

Have you got any castles, an animated short by Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng (uncredited), 1938

Have you got any castles, an animated short by Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng (uncredited), 1938

Have you got any castles, 1938

An animated short by Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng (uncredited)

“Another entry in the “books come alive” subgenre, with possibly more books coming alive than any other. We begin with some musical numbers, notably the various pages of Green Pastures all joining in on a song, The Thin Man entering The White House Cookbook and exiting much fatter, and The House of Seven (Clark) Gables singing backup to Old King Cole. The Three Musketeers break loose, become Three Men on a Horse, grab the Seven Keys to Baldpate, and set the Prisoner of Zenda free…” (IMDB)

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Doomsday Machine, a film by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder, 1972

Doomsday Machine, a film by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder, 1972

Doomsday Machine, 1972

A film by Harry Hope, Lee Sholem, Herbert J. Leder

“Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a “doomsday machine” capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project Astra, a manned U.S. space mission to Venus, is in its final hours before launch when it is taken over by the military and nearly half of its all-male crew is replaced by women. The reason for this becomes apparent when, shortly after Astra leaves orbit, the Earth is completely destroyed in a global cataclysm! Is the human race doomed? What dangers and wonders await the crew of the Astra on their journey to Venus?” (IMDB)

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The Lost World, a film by Harry O. Hoyt, 1925

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The Lost World, 1925

A film by Harry O. Hoyt

Explorers discover a world where prehistoric creatures, including dinosaurs and ape men, still roam, and high adventure follows. This film is based on a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who’s best known for the Sherlock Holmes detective franchise. (Browse our Movie Archive)

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