MST3K: The Beast of Yucca Flats
Directed by Coleman Francis. US. 1961/1995. NR. Shout! Factory. DVD.
Fri., June 15, 2012
We’re very excited to announce that accompanying this show will be the RiffTrax short “The Calendar: How to Use It.” Spread the word as you don’t want your friends to miss this double bill!
Join us again for more hijinks aboard the Satellite of Love as we accompany Mike, Crow and Tom Servo into the bleak, strangely narrated world of director Coleman Francis. The Beast of Yucca Flats follows the misadventures of former professional wrestler Tor Johnson as a defecting Russian scientist who strays onto a nuclear bomb testing site at just the wrong moment and is transformed into more of a monster of a man, with a predilection for strangling women.
The narrator does his best to befuddle the viewer with a non sequitur at every turn- like a beat poet without a mental filter dropped into a blender. Accompanying the main film are two of the most hysterical shorts which Dr.F has ever unleashed on his test subjects: Money Talks! featuring a strange spectral Ben Franklin and Progress Island, a crazy travel brochure extolling the virtues of Puerto Rico. (Chuck Francisco)