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Monster a-Go Go
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Director:
Writers:
Jeff Smith (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
July 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The picture that comes complete with a 10-foot-tall monster to give you the wim-wams! See more »
Plot:
A space capsule crash-lands, and the astronaut aboard disappears. Is there a connection between the missing man and the monster roaming the area? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
My vote for THE WORST FILM EVER MADE. See more (109 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Philip Morton ... Col. Steve Connors (as Phil Morton)
June Travis ... Ruth
George Perry
Lois Brooks
Rork Stevens
Peter M. Thompson ... Dr. Chris Manning (as Peter Thompson)
Robert Simons
Barry Hopkins
J. Stewart Taylor ... Truck Driver (as Stu Taylor)
Lorri Perry ... Girl at Dance
Del Clark
Art Scott
Leonard Gelstein
Aviva Crane ... Convertible Driver
Dean Tompis
Jim Bassler
Rick Paul
Henry Hite ... Frank Douglas / Monster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Rebane ... Boyfriend at Dance / Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Rebane 
Herschell Gordon Lewis (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Jeff Smith (screenplay) &
Dok Stanford (screenplay) &
Bill Rebane (screenplay)

Herschell Gordon Lewis (additional dialogue) (as Sheldon Seymour)

Produced by
Herschell Gordon Lewis .... producer (as Sheldon S. Seymour)
Henry Marsh .... assistant producer
Bill Rebane .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Frank Pfeiffer (director of cinematography)
 
Production Design by
Herschell Gordon Lewis  (as Seymour Sheldon)
 
Makeup Department
Lillian Toth .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Johnson .... second unit manager
Andy Romanoff .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Stewart Taylor .... assistant director (as Stu Taylor)
 
Sound Department
Paul Allen .... chief sound engineer
George Turek .... sound recordist
Howard Warren .... sound mixer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Merigail Moreland .... wardrobe
Barbara J. Rebane .... wardrobe (as Barbara Rebane)
 
Editorial Department
Alex Ameri .... editorial supervisor (as Peter Guilfhoyle)
Thomas Casey .... editorial supervisor
 
Other crew
Ray Foster .... production assistant
Leonard Gelstein .... production assistant
Bobby Vercruse .... crew chief (as Robert Vercruse)
Seymour Zolotareff .... production assistant
 

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70 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The Colonel is wearing a Captain's uniform.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:What you are about to see may not even be possible, within the narrow limits of human understanding.See more »

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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
My vote for THE WORST FILM EVER MADE., 21 August 2004
Author: reverendentity from United States

Ask many people what the worst film ever made is, and they will probably respond with either "Ishtar" or "Manos, The Hands of Fate". I, on the other hand, have seen those two and this one, and I have to tell you, this is the low point in my book. Several key points using "Manos" for comparison:

--Manos was in color. --Manos has better costumes. --Manos is at least unintentionally funny. --Manos has more of a surreal approach.

MONSTER, on the other hand, is a black and white sleeper of a film (and I mean sleeper in the sense that you will probably fall asleep waiting for something to happen). The badly paced dialogue cuts present in "Manos" are here, but sadly, they aren't interspersed with freaky costumes (not counting the odd go-go outfit) or for that matter, memorable dialogue. As an example of exactly how dull this film is, I showed it (admittedly, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version) to some MST3K friends of mine who are avid collectors of bad/tacky cinema. OK, they had been drinking...a little. But regardless, they were both out in the first 20 minutes and did not wake up at all for the rest of the film. I don't think _I_ have ever sat through a viewing and remained awake.

Therefore, I would like to recommend this film as a fine sleep aid to anyone suffering from recurring insomnia. If you do decide to watch the film, and manage to remain awake to the conclusion, please refrain from damaging your video equipment if you find the ending...perplexing.

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