Sci-Fi Horror is always a great combination for me, and when Roger Corman directs it for American International Pictures, I’m pleased as punch. The Beast With 1,000,000 Eyes (1955) is one of those films that by the end of it I was wondering what the fuck I just watched.
It has Dick Sargent (the second Darrin) in a supporting role as Larry, and he’s not much different here than in the Bewitched TV Series. I’m not saying it’s bad, he’s OK. Carol Kelley (Lorna Thayer) is a complete and utter bitch, I was shocked with the things she said about her daughter. At least, she was a good screamer.
I was disappointed with the title, I kept waiting to see this magnificent creature with a million eyes, but it never showed itself. At least, everything is explained at the end. The cheese level is through the roof with melodramatic acting. The editing screwed this movie, like Carol jumping before the dog attacks, same with the old man in the barn. The music made me feel like I was watching a Merrie Melodies Cartoon.
The Beast With 1,000,000 Eyes gets 3 out of 5 Stars from me.