It Conquered the World (1956)
“Don’t let your
it to life, darling”
It Conquered the World
Lee Van Cleef—let’s her see it
There’s an—exquisite cheesiness to
Cleef’s fanged—cucumber creature
Its slimy rubbery skin—so malevolent
She should have known—after finding
A bat in the toilet—he’d been taken
Over by the Venusian douchebag—
Turning him into—a Grade-B movie
Like Roger Corman cult classics?
Full of clichés—about alien takeovers?
Lee Van Cleef—certainly does the trick
His Venusian monster—so demanding
His X-penis arrives—from outer space
On loan from—Godzilla v. Monster Zero
It attaches itself—to Cleef’s anatomy
Talk about Invasion of the Dick Snatchers
It has a huge head—with erect quivering
Antennae sticking out—silly like the
Mutant man in—The Day the World Ended
John Agar—as Zontar, Thing from Venus
But it’s Cleef playing—the gangster Fante
That really showcases him—as Earl Holliman’s
Lover Mingo—henchmen for Richard Conte
Cleef’s sneaky weaselly—male sinuosities!!!
Their job is to—keep the combo going
By keeping an eye out—on Conte’s cute
Girlfriend Jean Wallace—whose into noir
Bondage and deliverance—very kinky
Handsome detective—Cornel Wilde
Falls in love with Wallace—pursues the
Evil combo mastermind—as he kills off
Fante and Mingo—and everybody else
Gangster film noir—about takeovers
Not that different than—alien sci-fi
Usurpation of Earth—by Venusians
Fifties paranoia—Hollywood dystopia
It Conquered the World—it conquers me
Cleef’s incredibly unearthly—alien beauty
Talk about the Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Never has Ugliness—been so exquisite!!!
Only Roger Corman—could truly explore
The horrific implications—of an evil vegetable!
A mad zucchini from Venus—with crab claws!
A pointy-headed turnip—in a zoot suit!!!
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