For A Jerry Warren Movie,


IPW was somewhat coherent and watchable. A monumental achievement considering who the creator of this avant garde film is.

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Well, I thought enough of this film to actively seek out the DVD.

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If for no other reason than to see John Carradine giving it his all. I have never seen him slumming it. He was a real pro.

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Yes. Any movie with John Carradine is worth a look.

Also, as a kid in 1963, I saw this movie on the "Weirdo Late Show" (WTEN upstate NY). I was attracted to the music and, later, as an adult I tried to find it again. All I could remember was "Petrified" was in the title. I finally found it on VHS. When I played it, I saw the people with their deliberate walk through the caverns while that "Space Angel" music played and it was as familiar as if I saw it last week. I know it's full of silly mistakes and definitely no artistic treasure, but you're right. John is ALWAYS interesting to watch. Now, I do love my share of great classic movies, but I also enjoy these guilty pleasures.

I wish I could find that whole piece of music as a CD. Parts of it turn up on:

Space Angel
Night of the living Dead
Teenagers from Outer Space

I guess it's considered library music, but I think just about all of it was used in "Space Angel" (only the 1st season though)

I think I've heard parts of it in other 50's movies too.

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Corman's War Of The Satellites also is dominated by music from Space Angel. Believe this 1958 movie was well before the Space Angel cartoon.

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Jerry Warren's immortal masterwork "Frankenstein Island" is a film worthy of seeing. Most of his stuff is unrelentingly dull, but not this one. The last he made and in color with a good cast and John Carradine superimposed in a cave yelling about the golden cord that cannot be cut! Almost the same feeling I got from hearing Lugosi yelling "Pull the string!" "Island" is a keeper.

Nothing is more beautiful than nothing.

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