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“We have to convince the little housewife out there that the tomato that ate the family pet is not dangerous!” So you’re saying it’s a marketing problem? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they wade through the tomato pulp & schlock that is Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978).
Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 126 – Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
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A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.IMDb
- Director: John De Bello
- Writers: John De Bello, Costa Dillon, J. Stephen Peace
- Selected Cast:
- David Miller as Mason Dixon
- George Wilson as Jim Richardson
- Sharon Taylor as Lois Fairchild
- Stephen Peace as Wilbur Finletter
- Ernie Meyers as the President
- Eric Christmas as Senator Polk
You knew your Decades of Horror 1970s Grue-Crew was going to get to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes sooner or later, and Chad made sure it was sooner. Chad was told it was a horror comedy and discovered it was neither a horror film or a comedy. Despite it being idiotic and dumb, it still holds a special place in his heart. For Jeff, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a dish best eaten in small servings. The theme song is the best part for Bill. Otherwise, he uses words like terrible, lame, and cringy to describe the film. Doc hated Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and still does and thinks ultimately, it can only be appreciated in its complete cult classic-ness.
The Grue-Crew is understandably divided on this episode’s film, but for lovers of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or maybe just the cult-film-curious, as of this writing, it can be streamed on Amazon Prime or as physical media on Blu-ray fro MVD Rewind.
Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1970s is part of the Decades of Horror two-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1980s. In two weeks, the next episode in their very flexible schedule will be Pumpkinhead (1988), chosen by Crystal.
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