Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
Release: October 01, 1978
Release: October 01, 1978

One of the first films ever to be designed specifically to become a cult movie, this silly low-budget comedy has tomatoes growing to giant size and terrorizing screaming '70s types. It's really bad on purpose, with awful effects and a dumb script, in hopes of luring fans of campy old movies like Plan 9 From Outer Space. There's a fun Jaws parody as the tomatoes attack a swimmer and a cute bit involving a military meeting in a small office with a very large table, but overall it fails to generate many laughs. The problem is that the films which this one attempts to mock — mainly bad 1950s sci-fi pictures — have a cult following because they are funny unintentionally, and are beloved for reasons which this somewhat cynical effort completely misses. It has its moments, granted, but it just tries too hard.

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Man in library: "Tomato. -Man in library"
Dr. Nokitofa Dr. Morrison: "Nokitofa: Technically sir, tomatoes are fags. Morrison: He means fruits. -Dr. Nokitofa Dr. Morrison"
Swan: "We have to convince the little housewife out there that the tomato that ate the family pet is not dangerous! -Swan"
Sam Smith: "Hey, can somebody please pass the ketchup? -Sam Smith"
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