The Angry Red Planet (1960)
Invasion of Mars
Journey to Planet Four

Nomination Year: 2005
SYNOPSIS:  A rocket ship returns from Mars with two crew members missing, a third suffering from a mysterious ailment, and all their magnetic data tapes erased. The government is in a race to discover what has happened, in an attempt to save the life of the stricken crew member. The movie takes place in flashback, and in "Cinemagic" (i.e. "migraine vision") when on the surface of Mars.

Smithee Award Winner! Stupidest-Looking Monster

Bat-Rat-Spider-Crab
This is one of the sequences on the surface of Mars shot in "Cinemagic." The astronauts encounter a very large native Martian life-form.

Smithee Award Winner! Acting Appropriately Stupid

To Hell with Radiation! It's a Babe!
The Mars rocketship has landed. Is it radioactive? Wait a minute, the girl astronaut is coming out by herself. To hell with the radiation, let's go!

Crummiest Ending

Yeah, Yeah, Blah, Blah, Blah...
Our peaceful, advanced civilization will destroy you.... If we don't bore you to death first with our preachy, heavy-handed voice-over message at the end of the film.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Gerald Mohr  
Naura Hayden  
Les Tremayne  
Billy Curtis screen debut was in The Terror of Tiny Town 
Tom Daly  
Director Claim to Fame
Ib Melchior  

Kevin Hogan

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