Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People

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The tagline, “Up from the bowels of the Earth, ” is far too polite a description of this 1963 low-budget horror film. Nuclear testing has driven a race of subterranean creatures up through the sewers of Los Angeles, and after defeating the military, they erect a dome out of fog over the city to preserve an inhabitable atmosphere. A small band of heroes-in-the-making, stranded inside the dome, must fight to survive. One could see in this tale of imprisonment and struggle a fascinating parable of Joel, Tom and Crow’s predicament aboard the SoL; but we come to bury The Slime People, not to praise it. What does deserve praise, however, is the surefire comedy born of this tragedy.
Starring Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Joel Hodgson
Director Trace Beaulieu