The Slime People

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The Slime People
Film poster
Directed by Robert Hutton
Produced by Joseph F. Robertson
Written by Blair Robertson, Vance Skarstedt
Starring Robert Hutton
Les Tremayne
Robert Burton
Music by Lou Foman
Cinematography William Trolano
Edited by Don Henderson
Lew Guinn
Distributed by Donald J. Hansen Enterprises
Release dates 1963
Running time 76min
Country US
Language English

The Slime People is a 1963 horror film directed by Robert Hutton. The film was featured on the second season of the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 ,[1] as well as the 1986 syndicated series, The Canned Film Festival.[2]


The film concerns a race of subterranean reptile-men (dubbed "slime people" due to their slime-covered skin) who create a wall of "solidified fog" around Los Angeles and proceed to invade the city. A pilot (portrayed by Robert Hutton) lands in Los Angeles after some difficulties in flight, only to find the city almost deserted. Later he encounters other survivors, including a Marine separated from his unit, a scientist and his two daughters and the group does their best to halt the further invasion of the Slime People. The film was infamous for its extensive use of fog machines, with the fog becoming so thick towards the end that it is virtually impossible to see any of the actors.


  • Robert Hutton as Tom Gregory
  • Les Tremayne as Norman Tolliver
  • Robert Burton as Prof. Galbraith
  • Susan Hart as Lisa Galbraith
  • William Boyce as Cal Johnson
  • Judee Morton as Bonnie Galbraith
  • John Close as Vince Williams


Filmed at the KTLA television studio, the film ran out of money after nine days' shooting; the cast completed the film without pay.[3]


Critical reception for the film has been negative.

TV Guide gave the film a negative review awarding it 1 / 4 stars.[4] Allmovie gave the film a negative review calling the film "cheap" and "inept" and further stated that the film only worked in short spurts.[5]



  1. ^ ""Mystery Science Theater 3000" The Slime People (TV Episode 1990) - IMDb". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  2. ^ ""The Canned Film Festival" The Slime People (TV Episode 1986) - IMDb". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  3. ^ p.253 Lisanti, Tom Susan Hart Interview Drive-In Dream Girls: A Galaxy of B-movie Starlets of the Sixties McFarland, 2003
  4. ^ "The Slime People Review". TV TV Guide. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Eder, Bruce. "The Slime People (1963) - Review - AllMovie". Bruce Eder. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 

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