Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out ... See full summary »
In the near future, a teenage couple is trapped in a drive-in theater which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts. The inmates are treated to drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music.
Construction workers building an airstrip on a small Pacific Island encounter an ancient non-material lifeform which has lived in the ruins of an ancient temple for millenia. The entity is of course malevolent and commandeers the earthmoving equipment to the general detriment of all concerned. Written by
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In the short story that the movie was based on, the dozer was a Caterpillar model D7. The dozer was nicknamed 'Daisy Etta,' which resembles the Spanish translation of D7: 'De siete.' See more »
In the film's intro, an aerial view of the island said to be 200 miles from Africa shows it has one tree-covered hill surrounded by a sandy beach. Later, after the survivors of the initial attack flee up the hill, a much larger landscape can be seen in the background, including additional hills and, much further away, snow-covered mountains, revealing the filming site (probably in the hills outside Los Angeles). See more »
low budget classic that gets no respect, just stolen from
I hunted this one for years, based on memories of terror in childhood. To finally see it again, for the first time since original airing, it was a treat. Hadn't realized how much the more recent "Virus" was borrowing from this. Clint Walker, still about 7 axe-handles wide, does his damnedest to complete an important job. It's no "Duel", but I'd take this over "The Car" (hate that crap, can't understand all the affection), "Virus" (like this, but with various "Hardware" steals), "Race With The Devil", and especially "Maximum Overdrive" (notice that they haven't let King direct again). It's simple, somewhat ludicrous, but quite effective little thriller. It's true that the story is immensely simplified from the original, but Theodore Sturgeon did the rewrite himself. Lovely parade of classic character actors, just adds to the fun. Proud to have it in my collection at last.
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