This is an episode of Temple of Bad that includes several firsts. It's our first discussion of a black-and-white film. It's our first discussion of a film that has such a ridiculously short running time. It's our first film starring John Carradine, and our first film starring the oh-so-dreamy John Agar. Unfortunately, it's also our first episode in which I wasn't able to participate.
So this time around, Invisible Invaders -- a late '50s exercise in science fiction paranoia that sees Earth being invaded by aliens who not only are, duh, invisible, but can manipulate the dead as their puppets -- is discussed by Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, and pop culture fiend/bad movie aficionado Orenthal Hawkins. Will this fearless trio be able to wrangle some sense out of this cinematic classic? Will they be swayed by their love of Geiger counters, theremins, fishing-line invisibility effects and the manliest, most square-jawed acting this side of The Sands of Iwo Jima, or will they decide that this film is just a waste of time? Will they come up with a record number of rules for the Temple of Bad's drinking game?
What do you think?
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