Hokey Sci-Fi Flicks On TCM

@celticeagle (117837)
Boise, Idaho
January 3, 2018 5:23pm CST
This afternoon they are playing hokey sci-fi movies on TCM. Just watched "The Invisible Boy" and now they are showing "Forbidden Planet". Have "The 50 Feet Woman" taped for later. When I was about nine or ten we lived in Pocatello and my step brother and I shared a tv downstairs in the basement. The newest station was channel 8 and it was old B sci-fi movies. I remember one was about a claw hand that appeared on Lover's Lane. It would crawl menacingly over the front seat of the teenager's cars and kill them. I had nightmares for weeks after that. Others I have seen were about giant tarantulas and ants too. Always freaked me out. What is the hokeist sci-fi movie you have seen?
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@JohnRoberts (54592)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Jan
I have seen those. The hokiest: "Plan 9 From Outer Space" of course.
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@sallypup (26681)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Jan
Remember the Willard movies? Willard was into rats.
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@FourWalls (13347)
• United States
4 Jan
Then worse, you had Michael Jackson singing a love song to one of the rats in the sequel!!
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@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jan
Oh, yes. They were sort of creepy weren't they?
@sallypup (26681)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Jan
I loved the sci-fi movie that featured giant rabbits that attacked humans. That was fascinating and funny.
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@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan
I seem to recall that one.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
4 Jan
Ticked of Trannies from Outer Space
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@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan
Trannies.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
4 Jan
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@just4him (113461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan
I didn't watch those types of movies back then. I watch sci-fi now, but I don't think I watch the hokey ones. I do remember the 50 foot woman, and the amazing shrinking woman too.
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@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jan
Yes, those two were memorable.
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• United States
4 Jan
I watched a small part of the movie that Zsa Zsa Gabor and Eric Fleming starred in. OMGoodness. You are right. Hokey.
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@Corbin5 (103353)
• United States
4 Jan
"Tremors" would be the worst one for me. Giant worm things come from under the ground to destroy all.
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• Preston, England
4 Jan
Forbidden Planet is a genuine classic, actually a reworking of Shakespeare's The Tempest - One called The Time Travellers is pretty hokey - look out for Mystery Science Theatre 3000 shows which have a lot of fun adding their own commentaries to hokey b-movies
@FourWalls (13347)
• United States
4 Jan
Sometimes “hokey” is synonymous with “sci-fi,” and it doesn’t really matter what era, either. One of my favorite films is The Day the Earth Stood Still, but that’s more social commentary than “sci-fi.” It’s just an alien making the commentary. But Empire of the Ants? Give me a break!