The Incredible Petrified World

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The Incredible Petrified World

Post  BoG on Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:42 pm

FreeClassicMovies wrote:Released in 1957:
Two men and two women exploring the Caribbean get trapped inside a labyrinth of caves at the bottom of the sea.
Directed by Jerry Warren
Written by John W. Steiner.
The Actors: John Carradine (Professor Millard Wyman), Robert Clarke (Craig Randall), Phyllis Coates (Dale Marshall), Allen Windsor (Paul Whitmore), Sheila Noonan (Lauri Talbott), George Skaff (Doctor J.R. Matheny)
What's Happening: Undersea explorers find network of caverns and big volcano
Famous For: Shlock specialists John Carradine and Robert Clarke in same picture
Not one reviewer or commentator has ever made a single positive remark about this film. Most cannot resist jibes at "The Incredibly Boring Actors" or "The Ridiculous Petrified Script." I must concur. Like most Jerry Warren movies, this is a thin, flat, insubstantial piece of nothingness. It was probably derived from Unknown World. The heroes and heroines encounter an old shipwrecked sailor who speaks in a slow monotone, and then a volcano that erupts for about one minute. I wish the Alpha DVD had included a bonus feature that quoted from the many negative reviews, one after the next. Also, it should have been a DVD double feature with Teenage Zombies, with which it originally played in theaters. For me, the only worthwhile moments were the stock footage shots of the old TWA four-prop propeller plane. Carradine's role is small.

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