The Beast Of Yucca Flats (1961)

Rating: *
Review Date: 1/3/14
Cast: Tor Johnson

Inexcusably awful, and easily the most incompetent film I've ever seen. A Russian scientist (Tor Johnson) defects to America and is chased onto a nuclear testing site by KGB agents. An atomic explosion just happens to go off nearby, which turns him into a mindless creature that wanders around the desert strangling people.

Apart from the non-existent plot, the most amazingly awful thing about the film is that it's told entirely through narration, and any incidental dialog is spoken offscreen or with the actors facing away from the camera. Simply incredible. And the narration is appallingly bad. It also features some of the worst performances ever captured on film, and the gun fight at the beginning of the movie is spectacularly bad. Mere words aren't enough to describe how truly terrible this travesty is.