Review of Matango (1963)

Moving picture, 89 minutes

Seen in 2013.

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

Held together by the idea of the alien half-vegetable ecology. This threat induces an apparently real happiness. It’s based on The Voice in the Night (1907) by William Hope Hodgson. A sequel on a larger scale, in the vein of A Scent of New-Mown Hay (1958) by John Blackburn, could be great.

References here: The Parasite Murders (1975), “Salmonella Men on Planet Porno” (1977).

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