End of the World is a cheap, slowly paced sci-fi thriller about a scientist who investigates some weird signals from space. It leads him and his hot wife to a church where a priest (Christopher Lee), his confused double and some alien-nuns plan to destroy the planet because “Earth is poisoning the universe with its disease.” The scientist must then try to stop Lee from completing his evil plan. That might sound sort of exciting, but trust me it ain’t. It’s more boring than watching snails copulate for 5 hours straight. Lee can’t even save this fart-like failure. As a matter of fact, he said about this movie: “Some of the films I’ve been in I regret making. I got conned into making this picture by people who lied to me. Appropriately it was called End Of The World.” It was made in the 70’s but plays out like a 50’s b-movie, and nothing much happens except some running around. Don’t watch it, not even if you’ve been bad and want to punish yourself. It’s awful, plain and simple. Avoid at all costs.
Release year: 1977
Director: John Hayes
Starring: Christopher Lee, Sue Lyon, Kirk Scott