Terror from the Year 5000 (1958) (part 3 of 8)

We next see stock footage of a commercial airliner coming in for a landing. Bob disembarks, then takes a second to go to the airport Hertz Rent-a-Car counter in another moment of shameful product placement.

Terror from the Year 5000 (1958) (part 3 of 8)

This ain’t the only thing in this film that “hertz”. Hah!

Then we get nice, long, underlit shots of Bob driving, and driving, and driving. Suddenly, he starts skidding around corners like a madman. Then we hear his thoughts in echo-y voiceover as he wonders if the car behind him (which we don’t see) is following him. Then the camera flashes on the lead-encased statue sitting on the passenger seat.

Continuing the echo-y voiceovers, we hear Bob flash back to his conversation with Other Scientist Guy about Prof. Erling potentially wanting to kill him. This voiceover is particularly poorly done, and sounds like it’s coming out of the car’s AM radio. Bob re-hears the stuff about “you’d be the victim of an almost perfect crime!” and starts to panic.

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Multi-Part Article: Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)

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