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Bon Appetit: An Oral History of the 1978 Film

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The good folks at Bon Appetit must have had a little too much time on their hands. Apparently, they had nothing better to do than write an amazingly detailed history of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

“In 1978, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was set loose into the world. Billed as a musical-comedy-horror show, famous for its weirdly catchy theme song, and feted as the Worst Vegetable Movie Ever Made, it’s a film in the vein of (and made at the exact same time as) Kentucky Fried Movie and Airplane!, as well as the Mel Brooks and Monty Python comedies that preceded it. Spoofing schlocky B movies from the 1950s and ’60s, it follows the course of a seemingly unstoppable tomato attack on America and the brave team of government agents pledged to stop it in its tracks. There are musical numbers, and topical jokes from the 1970s, and lots and lots of people screaming as tomatoes both giant and normal-sized sit next to them…”

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