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Monster (1980)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  11 July 1980 (USA)
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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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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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Buried in the mud of countless centuries - something has begun to grow.... See more »

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Monstroid: It Came from the Lake  »

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Although producer Kenneth Hartford received directorial credit, in an interview with Tom Weaver cast member Anthony Eisley said Hartford had very little to do with it: "[Herbert L. Strock] directed everything. Then later on Hartford shot a couple of scenes in Griffith Park with his kids and claims to have directed it. It's totally fallacious." See more »

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...during production
17 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully goofy example of a self produced, written and directed vanity project ...while I was working as a crew member John Carradine commented to me (before the burning at the stake sequence): "This is the worst piece of sh*t I've ever worked on ...and I've worked on a lot of pieces of sh*t." Also An interesting moment earlier when Jim Mitchum was having trouble with his lines and started cursing in the courtyard location of the Santuario (a religious shrine in Chimayó)

  • at which point one of the local "vato loco" low-rider onlookers


growled "...show some respect man", which apparently caused Jim to remember where he was, as he then made a very profound and heartfelt apology for his inappropriate behavior. In any case the crew did the job on deferment and were never fully paid - but came away with plenty of particularly bizarre stories - like the night we caught the producer/director's 10 year old son entertaining himself by constructing miniature Burmese tiger traps for us to break our legs in. Like they say: "Ya gotta' love the Biz..."


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