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The Invisible Man Returns (1940) - Joe May

This movie has an awesome opening title sequence. I have been looking for this movie for quite sometime and finally caught it. Really excited for the combination of Vincent Price, Universal Studios, and H.G. Wells. 
Sir Geoffrey Radcliffe, played by Vincent Price, is given the invisibility drug by the brother of the Invisible Man. He means to help Radcliff escape his fate after being wrongfully accused of murder. As the Invisible Man, Radcliff alludes the police but slowly succumbs to that horrible side-effect: Madness. It's funny that Vincent Price is actually just a voice for most of the movie. 

Vincent Price does a really good job early-on as the "new" Invisible Man. He adds a great deal of depth to the character. Of course Universal took this opportunity to really showcase their special effects. They did a really good job. Also, Universal makes sure to turn out quality films. This is really well shot, lit, written, and acted.

Universal Monster pictures are really good. …

Humanoids From the Deep (1980) - Barbara Peeters and Jimmy T. Murakami

This is your standard old drive-in Creature Feature that has tons of gore and boobs. It's great if your in for a cheap thrill. This film goes right up along side any Roger Corman produced picture from the eighties. It's rumored that Joe Dante was approached to direct this movie but he turned it down. Humanoids from the Deep, also known as Monster, is a strange but forgettable piece of exploitation that failed to make it's notch in history. Don't let that detour you though. This is a really fun little film that doesn't fail to be entertaining. 
A small sea town in California is terrorized by some mutated creatures from the deep. They look like some sort of mutated fish, merman-thing. They seem to have one goal in mind and that is raping and impregnating the females of the town. Also the town is being taken for a ride by a shifty businessman and his new corporate cannery. Could this evil cannery corporation be responsible for the Extreme Creatures of the Black Lagoon?…