Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Menacing Maidens

Yet another entry in our campy movie poster series.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

An abused wife takes revenge on her cheating husband after exposure to alien radiation causes her to grow to the large economy size.

Attack of the Jungle Women (1959)

You can tell it's really going to be a turkey if they are so sure you won't recognize the names of any of the actors that they don't bother listing them on the poster.

Cat Women of the Moon (1953)

Marie Windsor almost makes this bit of foolishness worth watching. Almost.

Cult of the Cobra (1955)

The stunning Faith Domergue as the faux-asian woman who turns into a reptile to exact her revenge.

Devil Girl from Mars (1954)

Patricia Laffan as the Martian dominatrix, along with one of the most lumbering and ridiculous-looking robots in film history make this one not to be missed.

Fire Maidens From Outer Space (1956)

Lessee... 5 guys land on a perfectly earthlike moon of Jupiter inhabited by 15 scantily clad beauties eager for male companionship. Yep, pretty horrifying!

Queen of Outer Space (1958)

I seriously considered this one for my "Most Embarrassing Moments" entry, but, really, if you are Zsa Zsa Gabor, aren't all your moments pretty embarrassing?

She Demons (1958)

Irish McCalla and her boyfriend are shipwrecked on an island inhabited by an ex-Nazi evil scientist type who experiments on beautiful women. Even the scantily clad dancing girls can't save this one.

The Astounding She-Monster (1958)

The Astounding She-Monster is Shirley Kilpatrick, a sexy blonde alien with a skintight metallic suit, high heels, lipstick, and incredible eyebrows. If she touches you, you die. If you watch this movie, you sleep.

The Leech Woman (1959)

A faded beauty leaves a trail of murder from Africa to the United States when she discovers a compound that will restore her lost youth-when consumed with fluid from the pineal gland of the newly dead.

The She-Creature (1956)

A hypnotist fills the room of a local club every night with his predictions of death. To make them come true, he hypnotizes the beautiful Marla English and regresses her to a past life, which somehow produces the she-creature, a monstrosity with scales, a tail and breasts that rampages around a lake resort, somehow getting the drop on her unsuspecting victims.

The Snake Woman (1961)

This film has everything. Torch carrying villagers, a mad scientist, an old woman with "second sight," a handsome young detective and a beautiful girl who, by metamorphosis, turns into a stinging cobra. Yawn.

The Wasp Woman (1959)

The owner of a cosmetics firm is offered a serum made from "wasp enzymes" which makes animals grow younger. She experiments on herself and discovers that the treatments have an interesting side effect.


  1. Wow, the only one I've seen is The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. I'm really missing out.

  2. Great post, very entertaining! I can't believe how many BAD movies that have been made. You're talented in giving a short description of plots! "Martian dominatrix", haha.

  3. The 50 foot woman; Yvette Vickers became a recluse and sadly was dead for nearly a year before anyone missed her.