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War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

Approved  |   |  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 ...
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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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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

Joyce introduces Mexican police Sgt. Murillo as "This is Sergeant Luis of the Mexican State Police". There is no such organization as "Mexican State Police"; each state in Mexico has its own police force, so in the state of Morelos it would be "Morelos State Police", in the state of Guerrero it would be "Guerrero State Police", etc. See more »

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Maj. Mark Baird: Can't you find us some warehouse to keep him in temporarily?
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Still creepy after all these years
30 October 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

"War of the Colossal Beast," the sequel to the cult-classic "The Amazing Colossal Man," isn't as bad as some critics would have you believe. It's loaded with unintentional laughs ("Get the picture?"), lots of cultural stereotypes, and a make-up design that is superior to most of its sci-fi contemporaries. The Colossal Beast's first appearance in the film can still shock the unsuspecting viewer, and the end sequence at Griffith Park -- along with the reinserted color pay-off -- make this film a must for any '50s B-movie enthusiast.


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