The Beast of Yucca Flats
The Beast of Yucca Flats (also known as Atomic Monster: The Beast of Yucca Flats) is a 1961 B-movie horror film produced by Anthony Cardoza, Coleman Francis, Roland Morin, Jim Oliphant, Larry Aten and Bing Stafford, and directed and written by Francis.The film stars Swedish former wrestler Tor Johnson. The plot concerns a Soviet scientist (Johnson), who defects and flees to a Nevada Test Site called Yucca Flats, only to be turned into a monster by radiation, stalking the desert. The film has very little dialogue and most of the speech is done by omniscient narration.Some critics have characterized the film as one of the worst science fiction horror films made, and one of the all-time worst films of any kind, even suggesting that it may be worse than Ed Wood's legendarily bad Plan 9 from Outer Space. In 1995, the television comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 featured The Beast of Yucca Flats, helping the film develop a cult status.
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