The Slime People
Tom Gregory (Hutton), a Los Angeles-based sports reporter, is flying into L.A. and lands his private plane after a rough descent through some kind of opaque midair disturbance, only to find the airport deserted. He meets Professor Galvin (Burton) and his two daughters, Bonnie (Judee Morton) and Lisa (Susan Hart), who tell him that the city has been overrun by huge, hulking, slime-covered subterraneans called Slime People, who appeared out of the sewers and other underground water concentrations. Appearing out of a strange thick fog apparently generated by a device of their own, they've killed hundreds, possibly thousands, panicked the population, fought the army to a standstill, and have now cut off the city with a wall of solidified fog. The professor's reasoning that salt would be effective against slug-like creatures gives them a weapon against the Slime People. But clearing them all out and freeing the city requires an assault against the creatures' own stronghold, which becomes even more essential when Bonnie is taken prisoner.For the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, please go to the episode recap page.
This movie provides examples of:
- Dawson Casting: 24 year old Judee Morton plays the vaguely teenage Bonnie. 23 year old Susan Hart plays the "older" sister, Lisa, so its possibly a accurate age for her.
- Distressed Damsel: Bonnie.
- May-December Romance: 40-ish(played by a 41 year old) Tom Gregory and 20-ish(played by a 23 year old) Lisa.
- Ominous Fog: Less ominous and more obstructing the movie.
- People in Rubber Suits: The slime people.