Matango (1963) IMDb

Viewing

Seen in 2013.

Review refers to the American dub, called Attack of the Mushroom People.

Commentary

Held together by the idea of the alien half-vegetable ecology. As in Cronenberg's The Parasite Murders (1975), this threat induces an apparently real happiness. Based on The Voice in the Night (1907) by William Hope Hodgson of The Night Land fame. A sequel on a larger scale, in the vein of A Scent of New-Mown Hay (1958) by John Blackburn, could be great.

Japanese production movie