THE INCREDIBLE PETRIFIED WORLD (1957) John Carradine, Robert Clarke, Phyllis Coates, Sheila Carol. No classic, but this is probably director Jerry Warren's best film. The survivors of a wrecked diving bell face perils in a strange, underground world guarded by a gnarly-looking caveman. The big climax has some great moments of subterranean terror. Great cast for such a low-budget cheapie. From a nice 16mm print.
TEENAGE ZOMBIES (1957) Don Sullivan, Katherine Victor, Steve Conte, Paul Pepper. Thrill-seeking teenagers take a boat ride out to a strange island. To their horror, they’re captured by a lady mad doctor who uses nerve gas to turn a people into mindless slaves. There’s even a killer gorilla, too. A lovable Z-film that features some of the worst acting ever by juvenile actors. A Jerry Warren Z-classic. From an excellent 35mm print.