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31.1.06

Public Domain Movie Torrents à go-go

The Public Domain Movie Torrents website is an invaluable repository of the strangest artifacts from the past of cinema, especially from the realm of B-and lower movies.
For example, let's take a look at some movie like The Attack of the Giant Leeches (!). The synopsis goes like this:

After local-moonshine swilling trapper Lem Sawyer (George Cisar) sees a giant creature, people start disappearing. While searching for illegal traps Steve Benton (Ken Clark) and Nan Greyson, his girl-friend (Jan Shepard) find Lem dying with giant sucker wounds on his body. One couple Liz Walker (Yvette Vickers) and Cal Moulton (Michael Emmett), forced into the water by her enraged husband Dave Walker (Bruno Ve Sota), gets taken by the leeches. When police refuse to believe Dave's story, he hangs himself. Soon after this, 2 more trappers disappear, the local Game Warden Steve Benton gets involved. He and Nan's father Dr Greyson (Tyler McVey) realize that the people were taken by the leeches and the leeches live in caves under the swamp. Using dynamite, the 4 missing bodies are discovered and the leeches are destroyed.

So, prepare for an indigestion of monsters, flying saucers and Ed Wood-like ineptitude with charming titles like Atom Age Vampire, Creature from the Haunted Sea, Plan 9 from Outer Space (yes! the Ed Wood's one, reputedly the worst movie in the history of cinema...) and many many more.

2 comments:

jb said...

Plan 9 is also available at archive.org
Anyway, I love this site! My favourite one is 'teenagers from outer space'...

Joan M. Mas said...

Aye, jb, archive.org rocks! I've found several very good animations by Sutherland Productions there. If you like cartoons in the modern style you'll enjoy them.

About the movies... it's hard to believe that they could really use these titles... that's a part of the charm of the cheap sci-fi and horror movies of this era.

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