I really wanted to love this. I'd been dying to see it for years. I heard it was bad, and they weren't kidding! Horrible dialogue, acting, editing, pacing – just about everything is terrible! The special effects are the only good things about it. Well, that and the adorable, elderly actress who played the doctor's mother-in-law. She reminded me somewhat of Edith Massey. I wish she had more than one scene!
Tonally confused movie that alternates between retro EC style gross-out and leaden incompetence. For every effective bit like someone finding an ear hanging from a tree or the human lead's ridiculously incompetent attempts to capture the melting man (which mostly have to do with yelling his own name and "I'm trying to help you"), there's 20 minutes of dull spinning of wheels. Great Rick Baker make-up, though.