The Milpitas Monster (1976)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 May 1976 (USA)
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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)


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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21 May 1976 (USA)  »

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The Mutant Beast  »

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$11,000 (estimated)

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Best movie ever!!!
10 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happen to love the Milpitas Monster! I have to say that everything that "Author: ( from Lived in Milpitas for 25 years!" said is absolutely true. The whole town was involved in this project and to me that really adds to it. I grew up in Milpitas and I was actually there when it was made. It was the coolest. I guess you have to have lived there or near there to really appreciate it. Milpitas was a very small town back then where just about everyone knew each other.

I remember when the Milpitas Monster came out, the high school students went to all the elementary schools and junior highs (there were two then)and went to every single classrooms so us kids could personally meet the monster. It was so awesome. I remember some kids were very afraid of the monster. We had never seen anything like it before.

I think that everyone did a wonderful job with the technology that was available for that time. I encourage everyone to watch it!

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