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War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  June 1958 (USA)
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Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Fraser ...
Roger Pace ...
Duncan 'Dean' Parkin ...
Col. Glenn Manning (as Dean Parkin)
Russ Bender ...
Rico Alaniz ...
George Becwar ...
John Swanson
Robert Hernandez ...
Miguel
Charles Stewart ...
Capt. Harris
June Jocelyn ...
Mrs. Edwards
John McNamara ...
Neurologist
Loretta Nicholson ...
Joan
Raymond Winston ...
Arthur Lang
Jack Kosslyn ...
Newscaster
George Navarro ...
Mexican Doctor
Bob Garnet ...
Pentagon Correspondent
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A mysterious series of food truck robberies makes government officials doubt that the 60-foot tall Colossal Man is dead. He is discovered in a desolate mountain range in Mexico, insane and horribly disfigured. The military drugs him and transports him back to America where he promptly escapes and wreaks havoc on a city. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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The towering terror from hell!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Revenge of the Colossal Man  »

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This was originally released as part of a pre-packaged double feature with Attack of the Puppet People (1958), another film by Bert I. Gordon. See more »

Goofs

Glenn escapes from the Los Angeles Airport and turns up in Griffith Park. This means that a 60 foot disfigured giant moved through some of the most densely populated areas of California, including Los Angeles and Hollywood, without anyone noticing him. See more »

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Maj. Mark Baird: How do you reason with a 60 foot giant?
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GRADE B MOVIE CLASSIC
2 November 2002 | by (Chicago, Il., USA) – See all my reviews

I first got to see this one on SCI-FI CINEMA about 30 odd years ago, and never got tired of it to this day. A sequel to THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, WTCB picks up where that one left off. Col. Glenn Manning, having survived the fall from Boulder Dam is disfigured and hopelessly insane,(he somehow manages to hold on to his loin cloth),the U.S. military tries to contain him while his sister (Sally Fraser) tries to communicate with him. He manages to escape and wreak havoc (we wouldn't have much of a movie if he stayed put, now would we?)

What I found intriguing about this movie was how far down a once normal human being can descend without the hope of ever returning to normal. (This was one of the factors that made NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD one of the classic horror movies of its time).

For all of its faults, WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST, as well as its predecessor is fun to watch and I never get tired of playing the videos every now and then.



Rating: **** out of *****


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