202423.1020.AThe Day Time Ended (1980)
AKA Black Thunder, Earth’s Final Fury, Explosión Galáctica (Spain), Time Warp, Vortex

Starring Jim Davis, Christopher Mitchum, Dorothy Malone, Marcy Lafferty, Natasha Ryan, Scott C. Kolden, Roberto Contreras

Directed by John “Bud” Cardos

Expectations: Moderately high. Stop-motion monsters!

On the general scale:

On the B-movie scale:

I only took two notes during The Day Time Ended, not because there wasn’t anything interesting going on, but because there was always something interesting going on. It’s not always presented in the most interesting way, but that’s beside the point. What matters here is that the film promises stop-motion monsters on its cover, and it delivers that and a whole lot more (and by a whole lot more I mean impressive, low-budget interpretations of Close Encounters of a Third Kind‘s light-based space phenomena). And let’s not forget all those incredibly convenient plot contrivances, but again, that’s beside the point because The Day Time Ended is pure, low-budget, sci-fi fun.

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