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Monster from Green Hell (1957)

Approved  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  17 May 1957 (USA)
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A scientific expedition in Africa investigates wasps that have been exposed to radiation and mutated into giant, killing monsters.

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Dr. Quent Brady
Robert Griffin ...
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Lorna Lorentz
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
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Vladimir Sokoloff ...
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The U.S. government is conducting experiements on the effects of exposure to space radiation by sending animals briefly into orbit. Following a malfunction, one of the rockets stays in space longer than planned, and is lost from the scientists' radar screens. Later, Dr. Brady, one of the rocket scientists, reads a news report about strange occurances in Central Africa. Theorizing that it may be the irradiated test wasp wreaking havoc in the jungle, he organizes an expedistion to investigate. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Atomic mutations with an appetite for flesh! See more »

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Il pianeta dove l'inferno è verde  »

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The sequence in which hundreds of African natives attack the safari before being turned back by fire is taken from Stanley and Livingstone (1939). Note that star Jim Davis is costumed very much like Spencer Tracy was in that film. See more »

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In the closeup of the newspaper article headlines Central Africa in Turmoil, it is clearly visible that the upper half of the newspaper has been pasted over the lower portion. The thumb on the left hand side of the screen is at the dividing point between the pasted portions. See more »

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Referenced in Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999) See more »

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A mind-numbing bore.
25 March 2006 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

After a nuclear rocket, containing wasps from a scientific experiment researching the effects of sending the insects into space, crashes in an uncharted part of Africa nicknamed "Green Hell" by the natives, the frightening result is gigantic mutated monstrosities the result of prolonged exposure to radiation. Now with word that these monsters are terrorizing that portion of the African continent, the scientists responsible for the experiment travel into the heart of Africa hoping to put a stop to this newfound threat.

Dull. Dull. Dull. A better word could not be more apt to describe this turgidly paced movie filled with scenes of folks walking, and walking, and walking some more. Although this film is only 71 minutes in length, it feels more like three hours. Sure there's some half-decent stop-motion animated monsters but they are particularly disappointing in comparison to other stop-motion efforts of the era and the stock footage used from STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE (1939) perks things up slightly as well towards the end but aside from those short moments of excitement, well there's lots and lots of walking. Did I mention that already? Did I also mention this movie is almost a surefire cure for insomnia?


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