• Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Release Date: 1978

PG |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

In a spoof of low-budget sci-fi films, oozing tomatoes go on the rampage, splattering innocent victims.

Cast: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, Jack Riley, J. Stephen Peace, Eric Christmas, Al Sklar, Ernie Meyers

Director: John De Bello

Genres: Comedy , Horror , Science fiction

Production Co: Four Square Productions

Keywords: Cheeky, Creative, Soldier, Police officer, Escape, Hotel, Pursuit, Survival, Hilarious, Car, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20

    Only saving grace is the satire pic’s opening titles, a clever lampoon of theatre trailers and advertising pitches, including a mid-credit title card that boasts, ‘This space for rent’. There’s also a tongue-in-cheek parody of disaster pic music, sung in a deep basso voice, but that’s over in about two minutes. Thereafter it’s all downhill, rapidly. show more

  • 12
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    The really frustrating thing about Tomatoes is the toothlessness of its satire. show more

  • 20
    Time Out

    One-joke spoof on that B movie staple of the '50s, monstrously enlarged scientific mutations. The big red ones have their way with corrupt politicians and (via bloody Bloody Marys) housewife tipplers, while the pastiche '50s soundtrack croons 'I know I'm gonna miss her, a tomato ate my sister'. show more

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