Monday, October 07, 2019

31 Days of Halloween - Day 7 - Movie

In Terror Beneath the Sea (1966) two reporters (Sonny Chiba and Peggy Neal) uncover the plot of a mad scientist in an underwater city to take over the world with people transformed into fish-men, which he can control with a remote device.

Viewing this as a dubbed film can only have made it more of a chore to sit through than it would have been in its original Japanese. Overly long and goofy, the plot is childish, and the fish-men are less convincing than some of the creatures in similar time period Doctor Who episodes. This is exactly the kind of movie that used to litter the Sunday afternoon UHF channels back in the day. It's also the kind of movie that in ten years I will convince myself probably wasn't as bad as I remembered, and I'll be sucked into watching it again. Please remind my future self of this post.


Martin said...

Saw this so many times as a kid on TV, and it always unsettled me. What I've seen of it in recent years convinces me to avoid it now. But there are so many films like this that I revisit, hate, and then revisit again years later, somehow unconvinced of my previous impressions!

John Rozum said...

That phenomenon happens to me all the time.