The Incredible Shrinking Man

The Incredible Shrinking Man

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  • Jack Arnold


  • Grant Williams
  • Randy Stuart
  • April Hyde

Shrinking day by day after accidental exposure to massive doses of insecticide and radiation, Scott Carey must fight to survive the increasingly monstrous landscape of his everyday life as he awaits a medical miracle that could keep him from disappearing entirely.

In this 1950s B-movie classic, Scott Carey (Grant Williams) encounters a mysterious radioactive mist on a boating trip and soon finds his life taking on a bizarre and frightening twist. His physical size begins to diminish as he shrinks to a mere two inches. Suddenly ordinary household situations loom over him with lethal intensity: a playful cat becomes a demon and a spider a gargantuan monster. Carey finds he must rely on his wits to survive in his new oversized world in this fascinating film based on Richard Matheson's riveting screenplay.

Past Programs


Nanotechnology: Incredible shrinking tech

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA