Rating: 6.5 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 10/12/2011
A young man visits his fiancé‘s estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim to this mysterious power, the old man takes it upon himself to destroy the glowing object with disastrous results.
Length 80 minutes
Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Colour Out of Space”, Die Monster Die! is a fairly proficient gothic horror that manages to get a lot out of a pretty small budget. The sets look great and the lighting is especially effective here. It’s difficult to tell this is even an AIP film!
Boris Karloff was pretty crippled by arthritis by this point in his life, which explains why his character is wheelchair-bound during most of the movie.
Nick Adams also gives a pretty decent performance as the straight-forward square-jawed protagonist.