Monday, April 16, 2012
Classics of Crap Volume 32: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I have a really stupid idea for a movie! It would be about man eating tomatoes! We'll just throw a bunch of tomatoes at people and it would be hilarious!" You might have had a thought like this flit through your mind, but being the sane and responsible person you are, you probably just decided to leave it at that and go about your day. Well, the people who made Attack of the Killer Tomatoes didn't just leave it there. No, they actually went ahead and made this stupid movie idea. And it was every bit as crappy and useless as you can imagine a movie about killer tomatoes could be. Still, you gotta give the filmmakers credit. It was a pretty novel idea, and practically hand made for stoned college kids of the 70's. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is an obscure movie in which tomatoes have decided to turn on mankind. They start out small, but as they grow in power, they enlarge their size so pretty soon they are the size of monster truck wheels. They chase people around until they are beaten by the undeniable power of "Puberty Love". If you don't know what that is, you'll have to watch the movie. There was a sequel called Return of the Killer Tomatoes, which starred an then unknown George Clooney. (I wonder if he still has that movie on his resume´?) Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a milestone in cult movie history. It's got a few good chuckles, but definitely earns it's title as a Classic of Crap.