Hokey Sci-Fi Flicks On TCM
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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• Preston, England
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
• United States
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!