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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 ...
Charles Stewart ...
Capt. Harris
June Jocelyn ...
Mrs. Edwards
John McNamara ...
Loretta Nicholson ...
Raymond Winston ...
Arthur Lang
Jack Kosslyn ...
George Navarro ...
Mexican Doctor
Bob Garnet ...
Pentagon Correspondent


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 <>

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The towering terror from hell!


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June 1958 (USA)  »

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The final scene of the film, lasting less than one minute, is in color. See more »


In The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Glenn's fiancée Carol mentions that he has no existing family members. However, in 'War of the Colossal Beast', Glenn's sister is prominently featured. See more »


Maj. Mark Baird: How do you reason with a 60 foot giant?
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monsters Crash Party (2009) See more »

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A 60 foot monster in a Huggies!
20 July 1999 | by (in the mountains) – See all my reviews

Okay this isn't a great film. But it is slightly above average. Here we have a guy who survived a fall off of the Hoover Dam after getting a couple of missles in the eyeball in Amazing Colossal Man.So he is running loose in Mexico looking for 3 square meals a day by swiping food trucks off the road.Yes, that is a mighty big diaper he's wearing too.But we sure don't want to go there !!

The effects are good for their time.The growls of the monster scared me as a kid (although now I wonder if it is intestinal distress due to his knocking back all of those spicy tacos. Still kind of creepy as is the monsters' hideous face.

The army captures him and takes him to L.A. where they stash him at LAX. Naturally he breaks loose and heads out to see the sights. But like all giant monsters he is treated rudely by the locals and suffers a tragic end.Sniff,honk.Not a classic but a decent way to spend 68 minutes.

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