Weird Movie Recommendation: Laserblast (1978)


Laserblast is a terrible movie. So bad, in fact, Mystery Science Theater did an episode dedicated to it. But back when little Kevin Strange saw this sucker on USA Up All Night in the early 90s, I hadn’t even heard of MST3K. What I did have was a heavy hankering for monster movies!

And not only does Laserblast have freakin LASERS and spaceships in the first minute, it’s also got some badass stop motion alien monster that reminded me of the┬áRay Harryhausen Sinbad movies that I loved as a kid.

What follows is a goofy damn tale of a weird ass kid who stumbles upon a laser gun in the desert, a cop who has absolutely no reason to be looking for said laser gun but does anyway and the aliens who left it on earth frantically turning their space ship around to go get it.

Throw in utterly pointless pool party scenes and nonsense characters like the laser gun kid’s girlfriend’s senile ex military father and two goonie traffic cops that make Barny Fife look competent and you’ve got a whole hell of a lot of time wasting fluff and a little bit of ultra cool laser gun alien fighting madness.