the effects of “Chromatic Radiation”, an epidemic of Vampirism has broken out
on Earth, resulting in starlets being attacked in dark alleys by extras wearing
plastic fangs. In an effort to save humanity, John Carradine and crew venture
into space with a TV, some deck chairs and a reel-to-reel tape recorder fitted
into their wire-supported model spacecraft, which inexplicably transforms into
the vessel from The Wizard of Mars (1965)
when in orbit.
Landing on a
planet “Identical to Earth” (and Vasquez Rocks Natural Park), they encounter
lobster-men, sabre-toothed vampires, a flying bat demon and “Spectrum X”, the
gimmick used to tint the black and white stock-footage red, yellow, blue and
director Al Adamson took Tagani (1965), a B&W Filipino movie, shot some new
scenes, jumbled it all together and released it to theaters as a “new” film, a
trick he pulled again years later when he released the film to TV as Vampire
Men Of The Lost Planet.