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The Milpitas Monster (1976)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 21 May 1976 (USA)
A town is terrorized by a monster that was created by local environmental pollution.

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Credited cast:
Paul Frees ...
Narrator (voice)
Doug Hagdahl
'Crazy George' Henderson
Priscilla House
Ruddy Kline ...
(as Ruddy Kline of Radio Keen)
Andy Moore
Scott Parker
Jeff Simon ...
(as Jeff Simon of KRON Television)
Bob Wilkins ...
(as Bob Wilkins of KTVU Television)
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A horror movie about a monster that has been created from a garbage dump in Milpitas, a town near San Francisco. This monster attacks a party at the local high school. Before he can seriously threaten the town, however, he comes into fatal contact with the town's TV transformer tower. Written by Ørnås

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Lord of the landfill. God of the garbage. See more »


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Not Rated
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21 May 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mutant Beast  »

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$11,000 (estimated)
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The original director's cut of this movie ran 120 minutes. See more »

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A laudable amateur effort from high school students and faculty
2 August 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Pollution yields a towering beast which proceeds to de-populate the community of Milpitas, California.

The simple general consensus is understandable...this is a badly shot, rough-hewn monster movie. Now...consider that it was made as a high school project involving complete amateurs in every aspect of its penniless construction, and the results begin to look pretty darned good.

There's a world of movies made by "professional" low-budget filmmakers that are far less watchable than this. Overall, the quotidian mainstream movie viewer will probably have a tough time with THE MILPITAS MONSTER, but it would seem highly unlikely for these individuals to ever merge with it in the first place. For those among us with an interest in the more novel curiosities of cinema, this should manage to entertain, and occasionally even impress, when allowed to be recognized and appreciated on its own realistic terms.

A+ for effort.


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