A Good Movie…No Kidding

Author and Game Designer-Clayton J. Callahan

Have you ever been in the mood to just sit down and watch a terrible movie from a bygone era and just laugh at how crappy the film is? Well, I too have that sick fascination and indulge more than I would care to admit.

I was in just such a mood last night when I popped into my machine the classic It Came From Beneath The Sea. This black and white 1955 monster movie had just the kind of terrible title I was looking for. No way, I smugly concluded, can a movie with a title that bad be any damn good.

WRONG!

The first thing that got my attention was in the credits. None other than the great Ray Harryhausen did the special effects. For those not in the know, Ray cut his special effects teeth as an assistant on a little-known film called King Kong and went on to become…

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