The monster looked soo much bigger on the cover 🙁
Destination Inner Space (1966)
Directed By: Francis D. Lyon (The Girl Who Knew Too Much)
As you people have probably noticed from reading my reviews here, I’m just not that into horror movies of any type of movie from the 60’s. And low and behold Cheezy Flicks sends me a science fiction film from 1966 titled, Destination Inner Space. A film like this has it’s moments but mostly it’s just kinda comedic in some ways that weren’t meant to be comedic. But at the same time many film historians would probably argue that this is pure gold and that I am just missing the point and the purpose. Which side of that argument do you side with? Read what I had to say about this and then decide for yourself.
Strange goings on at the site of an experimental underwater laboratory as a mysterious object of unknown origin is detected in the area. A group of researchers investigate and come face to face with the object, a large automated extraterrestrial probe. They board the craft and discover a small object at first considered to be some sort of instrument package, which they take back to the lab for closer inspection. It is then that events take a turn for the worse.
Ahhh me, where do we start here? This movie may be well and acceptable for older movie lovers of the world but I found it a little too old school for my taste. But that’s just due to my personal taste in movies and not the actual movie’s fault. The film it’s self does the best it can to build tension and it does that in a very 1966 fashion. Romance seems to be hinted at. And two characters seem to have tension due to a mysterious past that is somewhat interesting. I mean, you do kinda want to know what has caused this tension between these guys so it’s somewhat amusing to hang in there and find out. And it was OK enough to keep me interested.
Now I did have some major disappointment in this thing. One look at the DVD cover and all art associated with the movie would leave you to believe this sea beast was a MONSTROUS blood thirsty sea-thing! I mean just scroll back up and look at that son of a bitchin’ thing! It looks like a giant. Imagine my disappointment when this thing pops up on screen live and in color for the first time and instead of a giant, we got a sea creature that MAY be about 6’3″ with high-tops on under it’s fin feet. I mean, what the hell?! This thing looks to barely be taller than me. It’s like an obese version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon! I know it’s 1966 but give me a break. But I must admit was pretty amusing seen this thing maul people to death. It’s also pretty amusing seeing it do such things as pick chains when it’s even captured at one point. So it’s kinda bad in a good way.
So the story is amusing and it’s funny in spots that were no way intentional I’m sure. It’s short enough not to do any harm, but it’s just too slow moving for my taste. I also can’t get it across enough how saddened I am that this monster wasn’t just some giant sea-thingy. It’s for sure joke worthy material but I do understand it’s limited to it’s time and that there are a lot of people greater than I who can probably get a lot more from this sorta stuff than I did. So unless you just love older stuff you may not get much but a few random chuckles here and there.
Something like this is more than likely best suited for parties and such these days than it is for someone to watch it alone. It’s not bad for 1966 but I for sure wouldn’t go as far as to call it “good”. Still, I know a large number of people that will like this and it did make me laugh so I won’t totally crap on it. If you want this you can CLICK THIS RIGHT HERE TO CHECK IT OUT AT CHEEZY FLICKS.
The Rating (4.5/10)