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Rated G
Copyright 1968 Metro Goldwyn-Mayer.
Reviewed by Demian, Denyse Mercer, and Jode Carrasco on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Jack Rankin - Our hero, with an ego almost as big as his disturbingly shaped head. He does lots of rolly, jumpy things and is a take-charge kind of guy.
  • Vince Elliott - Sort of like Jack, only nicer and less efficient. He gets hugged to death by a slime monster.
  • Lisa - Vince's Russian (?) fiance', except that she probably ends up with Jack because he's the hero and Vince dies.
  • Doctor Hans Halverson - What slime monster film would be complete without a stupid doctor who wants to save the creature in the name of science? This is that fellow, and he pays for his nonviolence.
  • Michaels - The expendable ensign type guy of the film, he gets fried pretty early on.
  • The Slime Monsters - One-eyed, two-tentacled electrical creatures which can regrow from their own blood! Rather cute in a way.

The Plot: 

Oh no! An asteroid is heading for Earth and only a brave team of space heroes can save the world! Sadly, when these heroes land on the asteroid to place charges, one of them gets a bit of something green stuck to his knee. Once the Earth is saved and our heroes return to a space station, this little bit of something green grows into a slime monster capable of rapid reproduction from its own blood! Soon it gets shot, its blood reproduces, and there are lots and lots of fierce wee beasties running around killing people. Eventually, though, the hero decides "screw it, let's just blow everything up." So he does, and everyone (well, everyone alive) lives happily ever after.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Knee hygiene is very important.
  • Never save the life of a strange alien creature.
  • In fact, trying to save any kind of life always ends in tragedy.
  • While laser guns don't stop alien creatures, hospital beds and flashlights do.
  • Guns are most effective when thrown like spears.
  • The future is absolutely filled with phallic symbols.
  • The future also doesn't look much different from the 60s.
  • The future is very well lit.
  • Space stations blow up real good.
  • Smoke rises in space.
  • A movie involving slime isn't complete without a cheesy song (see also The Blob).

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 4 mins - Nice picture!
  • 8 mins - That rocket has a nipple.
  • 12 mins - Oh my. This docking scene is too disturbing.
  • 18 mins - Golf carts!
  • 25 mins - What's that smoke poof doing up there?
  • 28 mins - Oh yeah, futuristic dancing.
  • 35 mins - That's not very green...
  • 40 mins - It's gone from green slime to red lobster.
  • 48 mins - Ooh! Amoeba porn!
  • 52 mins - Eat bed, slime beast!
  • 62 mins - Eat flashlight, slime beast!
  • 67 mins - Ha! They hit him with a golf cart!
  • 69 mins - Kerplowie!
  • 77 mins - Up, up, and away!
  • 79 mins - He threw his gun and KILLED SOMETHING!
  • 84 mins - It happened again! WOOHOO!

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note greenslime1.wav Elliott: "Now, since that's the way it is, let's be sure that's the way it is, huh?"
Green Music Note greenslime2.wav Rankin: "You're making a big mistake Lisa. You don't love Vince - you pity him."
Lisa: "I'm very happy with him."
Rankin: "You're lying, you love me."
Green Music Note greenslime3.wav Rankin: "What a minute. You mean this stuff reproduced itself inside the decontamination chamber and then as we stepped up the current it just grew?"
Dr. Halvorsen: "Precisly!"
Green Music Note greenslime4.wav The sound a Green Slime makes.

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Green slime monster running amok!

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Re: The Green Slime
Reply #41. Posted on October 10, 2008, 09:55:10 AM by vanightwolf
So many bad movies feature such GREAT music. Who WAS the singer of "The Green Slime"? A guy named Charles Fox is credited with the film's music, but was he the one who actually SANG that song? I heard the song was released as a 45-single around '68 or '69.
Re: The Green Slime
Reply #42. Posted on October 16, 2008, 10:53:16 AM by vanightwolf
By the way, the shooting script for "The Green Slime" was based on a screenplay by Renato Moretti and Ivan Reiner (or Reitner), who brought us the Italian baddie "Wild Wild Planet" as well as several other Z-grade sci-fiers. It seems they couldn't raise the money in Italy to make it, so they sold it to producers in Japan, and the rest is bad-movie history. At least the laser-guns in "Green Slime" aren't poorly disguised propane-torches.
Re: The Green Slime
Reply #43. Posted on March 14, 2009, 10:56:29 PM by Ometiklan
Just finished watching this little gem...
Now... Not only is Rankin the hero of this film but.
He is also the jackass that caused the whole problem in the first place!
By smashing Dr.Halverson's sample onto A rock while they were still on the asteroid.
This idiot splashed some of the green slime onto His spacesuit.
Unknowingly bringing it back to Gamma 3!

Wonder if that was in His final report.

Still A fun movie though!

9/10 stars..
Re: The Green Slime
Reply #44. Posted on March 16, 2009, 05:57:53 PM by Flangepart
When going to light speed to out run an anti-matter blast...turn on the force fields BEFORE you go to 10 Gees! idiot!
Re: The Green Slime
Reply #45. Posted on May 18, 2010, 04:33:47 PM by Max Brandt
I remember this cheese ball movie, watched it many moons ago I think on Commander USA's Groovie Movies. Them were the days! I also believe The Green Slime was one of the first b-grade movies mocked on MST3k.

I'm surprised the Beastie Boys haven't found a way to incorporate the silly monsters into one of their videoes.
Re: The Green Slime
Reply #46. Posted on May 21, 2010, 10:26:00 PM by Anonymous
I think both this and Message from Space might possibly be Kinji (Battle Royale)Fukasaku's weakest movies, his other movies are a lot better than this and he kind of drops the ball for these two movies. He drops more in The Green Slime than in Message from Space (Message from space has a goofy charm that keeps it from being unlikeable  regardless of the star wars rip off).
Re: The Green Slime
Reply #47. Posted on August 22, 2010, 08:37:46 AM by Alrx
I'm actually pretty cool with this film. Cheesey rubber slime monsters, yes, but pretty good film overall. I love the theme song to this movie. GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN SLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. :P

So, overall, I'm cool with this film, and I ceartainly hope the Mst3k pilot version of this film, even though already on YouTube, will be released on DVD one day. :)
Re: The Green Slime
Reply #48. Posted on January 26, 2011, 10:17:24 PM by BadIsGood
This movie once saved me fromn food posioning. Four of us were on a day-hike trip in northern New Mexico, we had dinner in some tasty Mexican hole-in-wall and then watched this movie with a case of beer. It quickly became a drinking game for all but one of us who did not partake and, alas, spent the next day with buzzards circling over him. The rest of us were fine thanks to this top notch drinking movie.

It's got everything: hammy acting, awful special effects, preposterous aliens, goofy plot. We still joke about it to this day. OUr favorite "bring in the net gun", standard gear for any space station one presumes. And the two bozos on the light cart are a hoot: every few seconds one would point his light forward, the other backwards and thn they would switch for no discernibl purpose except to cause us to drink some more.

Well worth it; this is my favorite so-bad-its-good movie.

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