It’s drive-in movie time! Are you excited to hear about The Mole People?
Archaeologists tumble through a crack in the ground and discover a lost city . I bet you’re expecting that the city is made up of mole people and they attack the wayward scientists. Aha! That’s a real twist in this story.
The civilization has been underground for millennia. A dystopian society, there was a ritual that reminded me of carousel in Logan’s Run. The people go into a chamber and are ‘cooked’ by sunlight. They eat mushrooms, which are harvested by the mole people. The mole people are enslaved by the humans.
Of course, there is a beautiful woman involved and there is a lot of work done for the scientists to escape. The ending made us laugh… After all that work, the result is not as happy as you’d think.
Still it was an interesting story and fun. Husband was happy it didn’t have any dancing. There was some singing, however.
- Director: Virgil W. Vogel
- Writer: László Görög
- Stars: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont
Yes, that’s Hugh Beaumont as in Leave it to Beaver.
Husband and I give The Mole People a one beer rating. We enjoyed the originality on the classic trope of finding a lost civilization. There was a twist on the usual monster movie as well.
If you enjoy 1950s sci-fi movies, this is a good one.
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