Mesa of Lost Women (1953)

Jackie Coogan, Allan Nixon
Ron Ormond, Herbert Tevos
Horror, Sci-Fi
Spider-women lure men to their death in this thriller from the golden era of Drive-in schlock! This story of a mad scientist (Jackie Coogan) is regarded as one of the worst movies ever made. Still, dig the crazy guitar and piano score which was purloined by Ed Wood Jr. for Jail Bait, and notice a couple of Wood regulars (Dolores Fuller and Lyle Talbot) in the credits. What you have here is a sort of cousin to the films of Ed Wood, but one that can stand on its own as being truly awful. Enjoy! (BW)