Matango:Attack of the Mushroom People
Matango:Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)

This twisted, surreal monster story is related in flashback by an asylum inmate, who tells of his horrific experiences as one of several castaways on a mist-shrouded tropical island. While the crew affect repairs to their yacht, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 11, 1963
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

A surprisingly downbeat example of Japanese horror, with an extremely cynical view of human nature.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Strange Japanese sci-fi film that seems to evoke the effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Tsubaki Sanjuro
Downbeat, pesimistic film with a nice sense of dramatic tension and social paranoia.
Steve K
A total trip. No surprises, but good creepy fun in a 60s vein. No giant monsters, despite being a Toho flick.
Drew Smith
I was really surprised to discover that, instead of being a campy old Japanese beastie movie like I expected, it's...well, it's still a campy old… More
Lesley N
Scary mushrooms threaten a group of people stranded on a desert island. An unsettling parable about survival and your friends turning to the dark… More
Bruce Bruce
Some How I expected more from Toho Films, other Sci Fi pictures they put out just seem to have the excellent plastic model effects when it came to tanks and… More
Christopher Brown
Awesome film by Ishiro Honda. Genuinely creepy with a great story and excellent characters. I love the whole stranded on an island concept and Honda takes… More