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Monster (1980)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 July 1980 (USA)
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)
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Pete (as Tony Eisley)
Andrea Hartford ...
Andrea
Glen Hartford ...
Glen
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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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11 July 1980 (USA)  »

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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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Awful Movie. Just Awful.
22 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Monster (1980) is aka Monstroid and aka The Toxic Horror. Whatever title you give it - it's still an awful movie.

OK. I'll admit it... I watched maybe the first 15 or 20 minutes then I did my fast-forward and watch a bit, fast-forward again then watch a bit until the end of the film.... yes every thing I saw was just awful.

So what part of this film is supposed to be a "true story"? I know, people lie make up bull-poop - that much is true and I guess that is the only "true story" part of the film. OK -- factories putting waste into rivers/streams and messing up the things is true too - but they don't create stupid looking monsters - just dead wildlife mainly. But that is about the only true thing I find in this film besides the fact people get drunk. Basically, factories pumping junk into good waters and messing them up, drunks and liars -- all true. Monsters, such as in this film, are false - NOT a "true story".

The ONLY reason I'm giving this film a 1 is for John Carradine (He gets a point)... that's it!! The rest of the film is not even worth crumbling up to throw away.

1/10


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