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New York police are bemused by a spate of reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, which they assume to be bogus until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work, ex-con piano player is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to turn the knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food? Written by
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David Carradine agreed to play Shepard even though he didn't receive a script to read prior to his first day of working on the film. See more »
When Quinn runs away from the robbery, the number of people in the streets around him change frequently between shots. This is most noticeable just after he loses the bag containing the loot. See more »
You know it could take us weeks to find where this thing is holed up. I mean it could be in the woods. Away from the city someplace, could be over in Jersey some place. My God with a wingspan like you're talking about here, that thing could fly miles into New York every day. And it would do that of course, you know because, New York is famous for good eating
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Old time horror flicks knew that the monster had to be hidden. The zipper up the back of the necks don't show as often that way, and besides, the movie was about more than the monster, right?
There are no less than 3 separate story lines in this Larry Cohen blue plate special. Any one of them would be enough for a half dozen current wannabe filmmakers, but Cohen weaves them all together, makes his point, and delivers up an amusing little cheezy entertainment.
If only more current horror films were as entertaining.
Watching Michael Moriarity and David Carradine is fun, too.
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