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Monster (1980)

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A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971.

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Travis (as Jim Mitchum)
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Priest
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Barnes (as Phil Carey)
Anthony Eisley ...
Pete (as Tony Eisley)
Andrea Hartford ...
Andrea
Glen Hartford ...
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Girl in lake
Connie Moore
María Rubio
Luis Suárez
Emanuel Smith
Leslie Meigs
Roberto Martínez
John Lamarr
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A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Part Animal ... Part Shark ... All Devil! It Hunts Humans on Land and Sea! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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18 September 1980 (Australia)  »

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Monstroid: It Came from the Lake  »

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Burgess Meredith, Aldo Ray, Cesar Romero and Keenan Wynn were all originally announced for this project. See more »

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Pretty bad...but oddly comforting, if you remember the '70s
28 February 2009 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

Tough guys, sexy women, lots of swearing, and a most unconvincing monster that rises from the depths of a polluted lake. You'd think "Monster" would be fun...but it isn't, really. It does star Tony Eisley and John Carradine, however, and in my book that makes it worth viewing at least once. In an interview with "Fangoria" in 1987, Eisley recalled that Herbert Strock had directed the bulk of the film, but somehow Kenneth Hartford--who only directed the footage featuring his children Andrea and Glenn (portraying characters named Andrea and Glenn, in a particularly inventive turn)--received full credit. Considering how awful the end result was, Strock was probably glad that he hadn't been credited! "Monster" has the look and feel of a mid-to-late-'70s TV movie, which is why I like to leave it on in the background every so often. As entertainment it falls flat on its face, but as a reminder of another age and a vanished type of film-making, it's very effective. The only thing that's missing is a car chase.


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