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The Incredible Shrinking Man

1957 / 81m - USA
Sci-fi, Horror
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Like a good deal of classic sci-fi/horror films, this film is more about cheese and kitsch than it is about actual genre appeal. In that sense, The Incredible Shrinking Man surely delivers, but it's not something I'm particularly fond of. I'd rather watch some actual sci-fi/horror stuff.

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During a sailing trip, Scott is caught be a mysterious cloud. He is covered in a shiny type of dust afterwards, but he's otherwise fine. Back home, he does feel something is off. His clothes don't fit like they used to, and it dawns on him that he is slowly shrinking. The doctors don't quite believe him, but even they can't ignore the facts.

The effects are pretty decent for an old film and there are some scenes that got a few giggles out of me, but that's about all there was to it. The horror scenes are flaky, the sci-fi elements are very limited, and the film is often too serious for its own good. At least it was pretty short, so boredom never set in.