Attack of the 50 Foot Woman was one of a spate of science fiction movies of the ‘50s based on the premise of people getting either much bigger or much
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman was one of a spate of science fiction movies of the ‘50s based on the premise of people getting either much bigger or much smaller than people typically are. A cynic might assume that this is because filmmakers were just discovering what was possible with special effects, and making sets of crazy sizes and camera effects to create a sense of scale was starting to come into vogue. A cynic would be right. But that doesn’t make Attack of the 50 Foot Woman any less fun! It’s fun just saying the title. Go ahead, try it now. Imagine the fun you’ll have telling your friends what you’re doing tonight.
So how did the woman get to be 50 feet tall? Easy: an equally enormous alien shot her with a ray gun, of course. Allison Hayes as the titanic Nancy does a commendable job of looking troubled and crushing scenery. Repeat to yourself that it’s just a show and you should really just relax; buy a large popcorn (it’s a theme thing) and enjoy the blast-to-the-past of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for Tampa Theatre Members.