Monday, June 04, 2007

PopCult Legends #1: The Superman III Robot Scene

Warning: the following clip can induce hysteria, terror, hallucinations, and sudden unexpected bowel contractions. Especially if you grew up in the early 80's.

Rivaling the famous "Ring" video tape, this clip from Superman III scared the living s**t out of me when I was in grade school. An inexplicably dark & disturbing oasis in the middle of what was supposed to be a harmless bit of cinematic mediocrity.


  1. This clip seems edited, I seem to remember the whole transformation being a lot more intense.

  2. I remember having nightmares about that scene. Still freaking creepy now that I'm a grown ass man.

  3. I don't need to see that again!
    that freaked the shit out of me when I saw it on a saturday morning TV show, and I didn't realise what it had actually been a clip from until I found myself watching Superman 3 through my fingers.

    I'm still wondering how alcohol could affect Superman, even after all these years.