Attack of The Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer tomatoes is a cheesy horror comedy where mutant tomatoes threaten to take over the world. So bad, it's good!
46/10011510
Starring
David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor
Director
John De Bello
Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Release date
October 8, 1978
Where to watch
TubiTV
Overall Score
Rating Overview
Plot/Story
30%
Performances
30%
Visuals/Cinematography
40%
Direction
30%
Non-Wokeness
100%
Rating Summary
Attack of the Killer tomatoes is a comedic horror film that's so bad, it's good. With cheap special effects, wooden acting and a nonsensical plot, it's a film that's best enjoyed with a group of friends and a sense of irony. It's a perfect example of a movie that is entertaining because of its flaws, not in spite of them.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a film that is so bad, it’s good. This comedic horror film follows a group of scientists and government agents as they attempt to stop an outbreak of mutant tomatoes that have begun attacking and killing people.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

The film’s special effects are cheap and often laughably bad, but it’s all part of the film’s charm. From the giant tomatoes that look like rubber props to the cheesy blood splatters, it’s clear that the filmmakers didn’t take themselves too seriously. The acting is also somewhat uneven, with some performances being wooden and over-the-top. But again, this is all part of the film’s charm.

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One of the most striking elements of the film is its use of music and sound. The film’s score is both eerie and catchy, perfectly setting the tone for the film. The sound design is also noteworthy, with the squishy sound effects of the tomatoes being particularly effective. It’s hard not to laugh when you hear the sound of a tomato squishing against the pavement.

The plot is nonsensical and the pacing is uneven, but that’s all part of the charm of this “so bad it’s good” film. The film’s climax is action-packed, but it’s hard to take it seriously and that’s where the fun lies. The film’s comedic elements are well-done, with plenty of jokes and gags that will keep audiences laughing.

Overall, Attack of the Killer tomatoes is a film that is best enjoyed with a group of friends and a sense of irony. It’s a perfect example of a movie that is so bad, it’s good. It’s a film that is entertaining because of its flaws, not in spite of them. If you’re in the mood for something cheesy and silly, this movie is perfect for you. It’s a film that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and a laugh to your lips. So grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the cheesy fun that is Attack of the Killer tomatoes.

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James Carrick

James Carrick is a passionate film enthusiast with a degree in theater and philosophy. James approaches dramatic criticism from a philosophic foundation grounded in aesthetics and ethics, offering insight and analysis that reveals layers of cinematic narrative with a touch of irreverence and a dash of snark.

One comment

  • ChoketheWoke

    July 30, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    This is a fun movie, but nowhere near as wonderfully hilarious as the sequel: ‘Return of the Killer Tomatoes’. That one is highly recommended. You’ll even get to witness a young George Clooney at work ACTING, as opposed to being a Woke propagandist/activist/hypocrite.

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