Coming Xmas ‘ 82

it-came-from-hollywood-movie-poster-1982-1020241010Paramount Pictures actually released this to theaters nationwide, an attempt to covet the early 80’s “Golden Turkey” sensibility (or lack of) and an early precursor to “Mystery Science Theatre,” featuring the above titled comic actors introducing various clips of the low budget genre variety, replete with snarky comments over the footage. I watched this repeatedly on HBO but all that remains in my memory bank is Dan Aykroyd cackling “BRAINS!” and the forced nature of the jokes. You don’t really need Cheech & Chong to point out the unhidden flaws of ROBOT MONSTER. Still, that this received a national platform at Christmas and today would be a Straight To Netflix documentary shows the difference between studio film distribution then and now…

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