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Monster a-Go Go (1965)

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A space capsule crash-lands, and the astronaut aboard disappears. Is there a connection between the missing man and the monster roaming the area?


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Col. Steve Connors (as Phil Morton)
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George Perry
Lois Brooks
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Peter M. Thompson ...
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Robert Simons
Barry Hopkins
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Lorri Perry ...
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Del Clark
Art Scott
Leonard Gelstein
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An astronaut comes back to Earth and crashes in a field, incredibly irradiated and wreaking havoc. Just as they have him cornered, he disappears, and the "real" astronaut is found 7,500 miles away in the Pacific Ocean, "alive, well, and of normal size." Written by Jonah Falcon <>

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A way-out tale of a far-out monster! See more »


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July 1965 (USA)  »

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Terror at Halfday  »

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Director Bill Rebane began shooting the film in 1961, but ran out of money. Years later, director Herschell Gordon Lewis bought the incomplete film to team it with Moonshine Mountain (1964) as a double feature. Lewis filmed some additional footage, added narration (which he did himself), and released it in 1965. Many of the actors didn't come back for later filming, which explains why most of the characters disappear without explanation. One actor changed so much that he ended up playing his own brother. See more »


The Colonel is wearing a Captain's uniform. See more »


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Referenced in My Mother the Car: And Leave the Drive-In to Us (1965) See more »

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The very definition of BORING
16 May 2003 | by (Tonsberg, Norway) – See all my reviews

You haven't experienced cinematic boredom until you watch this incoherent mess. You know you're in trouble early on when the voice-over (usually the saving grace of hopeless movie-directors) singularly fail to explain what is going on. You, the viewer, is on your own here, completely deserted by Monster a go go.

The actors sit around a lot, talk a lot, whatever. The monster doesn't really relate to anything else happening here, but he does look frighteningly emaciated and wasted (and very tall). Trouble is, he doesn't get much screen time. When the ending finally arrives a celebration is in order. Admire yourself enormously for sitting through this. It's an achievement, believe me. The second worst movie ever. Manos-hands of fate is even worse, but not by much.

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