Top 15 Silver Age Sci Fi – Monster Madness X #11

Mike Matei / October 11th, 2016

Top 15 Silver Age Sci Fi – Monster Madness X #11


  • Anthony Volk

    October 11, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Awsome i love the silver age!

  • bud

    October 11, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Nice. I’m a fan of the longer vids.

    • Larry Hood

      October 11, 2016 at 5:40 am

      I don’t like the 2-3 minute ones :/

  • Ben Albright

    October 11, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I’m disappointed in your rant about The Fly. Why can’t you let other people have opinions? Instead you feel the need to explain why they don’t like the remake and why they’re wrong.

    • Ben Albright

      October 11, 2016 at 4:59 am

      Meant to say they don’t like the original.**

    • Tizzad

      October 11, 2016 at 9:41 am

      I think he has a point in saying that Cronenberg’s very different body movie is often unfairly compared to the original movie about a human being. The points of comparison between the two are usually not very fair. But I do think James got a bit weird on saying people are spoiled by Cronenberg’s special effects and “modern sensibilities.” People can feel more connected to Cronenberg’s movie and that seems pretty obvious and totally fine to me, nobody’s being tricked into it by its tone. I think both are generally considered classics of their genres and the comparisons between the two are more or less arbitrary.

    • TheFreakMachine

      October 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      The problem is that it’s sad and true.
      Modern audience usually watch the movies of their generation passing up on older movies that, lacking a lot of special effects opportunities, had to focus mostly on the plot and the acting.
      As a cinema enthusiast I agree with his point of view: I heard people say the same thing about Prometheus and Alien, and that is just sad.

      • TheFreakMachine

        October 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

        Also, Carpenter’s Fly contains a lot of Spoilers! xD

  • Don Skiver

    October 11, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I disagree that Independence Day is a spiritual remake of Earth vs the Flying Saucers. I find that Mars Attacks! is a better fit. Its a comedy as well instead of a drama, but I think it’s because of the camp appeal of a lot of these ’50s scifi movies.

    • Senna4ever

      October 14, 2016 at 4:44 am

      He didn’t say that it was, James said the attack on Washington scene was “some what remade” in ID.

  • Larry Hood

    October 11, 2016 at 5:34 am

    The Silver Age completely passed me up. I grew up on Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Halloween. The Golden Age creations had a romanticized view of them which made them acceptable to me as a kid, but the Silver Age never did anything for me. I never remember wanting to be an alien or a giant bug for Halloween.

  • Dylan Spallin

    October 11, 2016 at 6:10 am

    I mostly missed out on the Silver Age growing up, watching mostly modern horror films and later checking out some Golden Age classics. I’ll have to give a few of these a watch!

  • October 11, 2016 at 6:11 am

    What’s wrong with the comment section anyway. Every single time I take my time to write something detailed and intelligent, it bugs and doesn’t post.

    • October 11, 2016 at 6:11 am

      Oh, but renting about the comment section posts somehow. It’s like there’s somekind of filther

    • DotS

      October 11, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Happens to me too. I think I did about 5 posts on Cinemassacre, of which 3 were actually posted.

    • Satnav

      October 11, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      If your post contains the word that begins with f and ends with irst, it won’t post at all.

      • Don Skiver

        October 11, 2016 at 6:53 pm

        Yeah, there’s a really draconian filter on here that completely negates any post that contains the word “firs t” in it. You could write an entire essay, but if it contains that word in there *at any point*, it won’t post.

      • bud

        October 12, 2016 at 3:01 am

        I found a new one today that won’t post. The word that starts with hip- and ends with -ster. (In relation to the Shin Godzilla post, in which my audience was filled with)

  • Pablo1989

    October 11, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I agree orginal The Fly are best, Remake are OK but i prefer orginal because Delambre looks more like Fly not a freaking ant with wings.

    • bud

      October 11, 2016 at 9:14 am

      “Help me…please help me…” One of the most chilling endings ever.

  • bud

    October 11, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I love these top 10 lists, but I’m getting worried that there’s only two Tuesdays left and you’re still on the ’60s. Will you be doing lists of the ’80s and ’90s? Those are the eras of horror I’m most familiar with.
    I’m ashamed I’ve only seen about half of the ones mentioned in this video. I have a lot of catching up to do.

  • October 11, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Does anybody know what the movie is at 9:56? It’s not part of the list, but it shows a bunch of robots.

    • October 11, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Nevermind, they are from the movie Gog. Can’t believe I forgot that since I’ve already seen it.

  • October 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

    One of my favorite eras! I love alien invasion and mutant movies.

  • frostare

    October 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I actually thought #1 for each would be: The Day Earth Stood Still, Godzilla and The Fly; glad to be surprised by new movies I didn’t know about for two of those. Also I really love The Blob, could it have been a gradual inspiration for the Dragon Quest Slimes? Maybe, if the Slimes from Wizardry were.

  • frostare

    October 11, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Oh but remember that when compared to Yonggary, “Godzilla is a pussy!” So obviously that movie is #1+α… even if it’s not even from the same age. =P

  • Weldin Dunn

    October 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    The best of them all: Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter

  • skwij

    October 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Great list! I can’t wait to see the follow up!

  • Satnav

    October 11, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I can see James’ point about the Fly, but I think Carpenter’s Thing is superior to the 50s version in every regard. The body-stealing aspect of the monster in his version is far scarier than the vegetable bootleg Frankenstein and enhances the paranoia and suspense–I don’t think it’s fair to assume that it’s considered better purely for the effects.

    • bud

      October 12, 2016 at 3:06 am

      Cronenberg pretty much took the “teleportation pod” idea and took it in an entirely different direction. Comparisons should end after that point. The Fly (1986) is my favorite Cronenberg film, but that doesn’t diminish the power of the 1958 version, which is great in its own right (for different reasons).

    • Senna4ever

      October 14, 2016 at 4:45 am

      Carpenter did a version of The Fly?

  • October 11, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I think Top Ten Tuesdays is my fav of the Monster Madness X theme days.

  • Paulballsftw

    October 11, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I never seen these movies in entirely but there is some that I seen parts of them. I want to see the Tingler so bad now. That looked very cool. There was parts of the original The Fly in a few other movies like when the woman is screaming. Man Leslie Nelson looked so young in that space movie.

  • Robin Wise

    October 12, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Geez, I gotta get some of these movies!! I’m totally into old ’50s sci-fi films. I mainly watch them to see the cars and how they did the special effects without CGI.

  • fcabanski

    October 12, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Steve McQueen was 27 when he made The Blob. The teenagers didn’t look teenagers.

  • virilevocalist

    October 13, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Also, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers was an adaptation from a novel that was a product of Cold War paranoia. Your friends, neighbors, family members could be commie sympathizers!

  • TagaZok

    October 13, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I don’t know what to peek to watch again to many good sci-fi and horror movies ARRGGNN my head hurt…

  • TagaZok

    October 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    OMG shrinking man… I wanna see that …

  • October 13, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    still keeping hope for a review of Unfriended! 😀

  • Anthony33

    October 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Great stuff. Surprised you didn’t mention The Incredible Shrinking Woman, since it’s sort of a remake of Incredible Shrinking Man.

  • sunofsam713

    October 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Great review!!

  • November 3, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I was really happy to see Godzilla on here

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