Matango (1963)
Attack of the Mushroom People
Curse of the Mushroom People
Fungus of Terror
Matango the Fungus of Terror
Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People
Matango: Fungus of Terror

Nomination Year: 2007
SYNOPSIS:  A group of people (skipper, first mate, movie star, millionaire, professor, his student, and a popular novelist) go on a pleasure cruise together, and their boat is caught in a violent storm. It drifts until they come ashore on an island shrouded in mist.

There is virtually nothing to eat on the island (few plants, no animals) until they discover that it's teeming with mushrooms. They also find a much larger vessel that has been beached for at least a year, and discover that there's something unusual about the mushrooms. Like, how do mushrooms teem, anyway?

Stupidest-Looking Monster

Mushrooms! Mushrooms! (But No Badgers)
As the last male (untainted) survivor fights to rescue the woman kidnapped by the mushroom people, we get a really good look at those self-same mushroom people.

Smithee Award Winner! Inane Dialogue

A Meteorologist in the Making
Three of the remaining castaways are languishing on the beached research vessel.
"It's been raining for a week!" says one of the men.
"Must be the rainy season," adds the woman.


FTL Bullets
When firing the rifle, you see the puffs of smoke on the ground a bit before you see the puffs of smoke from the rifle muzzle.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Akira Kubo  
Kumi Mizuno  
Eisei Amamoto  
Hiroshi Koizumi  
Kenji Sahara  
Director Claim to Fame
IshirĂ´ Honda arguably, the father of Godzilla -- in a metaphorical sense 

Kevin Hogan

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