ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES! (Theatrical Release USA 1978)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
—a parody film—uses multiple scenes drawn from other movies, imitates them, substitutes tomatoes as the instruments of horror and oddly enough makes a WOW!-type of entertainment. It’s built into an amateurish framework that tries to fool the audience by its lack of sophistication and then hits us alongside the head that it delivered anyway. Really good work for Director John De Bello in creating a funny, silly, and rather stupid movie and then, ironically surprises by ending as a film that will not soon be forgotten.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Tomatoes go on the war path against humans.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John De Bello for directing effort. Thank you to Producers John De Bello, J. Stephen Peace, and Mark L. Rosen for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mason Dixon (David Miller), Jim Richardson (George Wilson), Lois Fairchild (Sharon Taylor), Lieutenant Wilbur Finletter (J. Stephen Peace), The President (Ernie Meyers), Senator Polk (Eric Christmas), Newspaper Editor (Ron Shapiro), Ted Swann (Al Sklar), Major Mills (Jerrold Anderson), Old Man (Don Birch), Singing Soldier (Tom Coleman), and FIA Director (Art K. Koustik).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Unlike Cats Don’t Dance (another parody film), this movie becomes a sit down and watch film that creates involvement so one does not desire to miss a moment of its quirkiness. Well done.

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