Horror And Sons

(Originally posted on Feb. 5th, 2015)

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane!! No… wait… it’s a bird.

In some ways, producer Sam Katzman was an early-day version of Roger Corman. His forte, like Corman’s, was producing low-budget genre films and finding a way to turn a profit with them. His career spanned from the early 1930’s up until shortly before his passing in 1973. During his prolific career, he not only produced many well-known B-grade sci-fi and horror films (Earth Vs The Flying Saucers, The Corpse Vanishes), but also westerns, 50’s “Rock N’ Roll” musicals (including Elvis’s Rock Around The Clock, and the Roy Orbison starring The Fastest Guitar Alive), and even the Kirk Alyn-starring Superman serials of the late 1940’s.

For this review, we will be taking a look at 1957’s The Giant Claw, a film that’s better remembered for………

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