Originally a 1958 movie that acted as something of a Distaff Counterpart
to The Amazing Colossal Man
. One of the classic B-Movies
, Attack of the 50-Foot Woman
is well remembered for its rather silly premise, as well as being a rather large source of Fanservice
. The movie was also remade for HBO in 1993.
The basic plot is that Nancy Archer, a woman with a drinking problem and a cheating husband, has a close encounter out in the desert with aliens. In an attempt to convince her husband of what she saw, she takes him back out into the desert, where he abandons her
when the aliens reappear. She's found later, and her husband plots to kill her, but she's grown giant in her sleep. She goes on a classic Kaiju
rampage upon awakening, looking for her husband. During her rampage, she kills the other woman and kidnaps her husband King Kong
style. She's killed by an exploding power line transformer, which kills off her husband in the process.
The remake, with Daryl Hannah
, ramps the unsympathetic portrayal
of her husband Up to Eleven
, and has a much happier ending for Nancy. The remake has some markers of a Lifetime original movie
, with every man being despicable or useless, and all the women, including her husband's mistress
, getting sympathetic portrayals and happy endings.
Obviously the Trope Namer
for Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
The 1958 movie contains examples of:
The 1993 remake contains examples of: