JF Ptak Science Books Post 2245
I'm unsure of how I came to post this--maybe it is all the result of the one still from The Werewolf from 1956 with its dynamite phrase:
I guess the "atom scientists" were evil because the monsters depicted in these movies were a result of atomic/radiation somethings gone-wrong. Thus: evil. Of course some of these scientists were Commies, and some just Brand-X Evil (a good band name). All-in-all though there's really nothing in any of these films that comes remotely close to the horror of The Bomb.
Here's a few more examples of quick/bad/cheap Atomic Movie Weirdnesses brought about by the bliss of evility inherent in some "atom-scientists":
The Beginning of the End (1957) Republic
Evidently this film--"starring" Peter Graves--defines what might be the bottom of thehole-filled-hole filled with bad sci fi films. Poorly acted, badly written, with very little direction and astonishingly bad special effects, this film had nothing going for it. From what I've seen of it it moves beyond the so-bad-its-good category to so-bad-it-really-is-bad category. Gigantism pops up again here, with scientists producing mega-foods via "radiation"--unfortunately the foods are eaten by grasshoppers, and then other stuff happens.