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Monster from Green Hell (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1957 (UK)
A scientific expedition in Africa investigates wasps that have been exposed to radiation and mutated into giant, killing monsters.

Director:

Kenneth G. Crane

Writers:

Louis Vittes (screenplay), Endre Bohem (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Jim Davis ... Dr. Quent Brady
Robert Griffin ... Dan Morgan (as Robert E. Griffin)
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Arobi
Barbara Turner ... Lorna
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Mahri
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Dr. Lorentz
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The U.S. government is conducting experiements on the effects of exposure to space radiation by sending animals briefly into orbit. Following a malfunction, one of the rockets stays in space longer than planned, and is lost from the scientists' radar screens. Later, Dr. Brady, one of the rocket scientists, reads a news report about strange occurances in Central Africa. Theorizing that it may be the irradiated test wasp wreaking havoc in the jungle, he organizes an expedistion to investigate. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The mammoth monster that terrified the Earth! Too awesome to describe! Too terrifying to escape! Too powerful to stop! See more »

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Trivia

In the original uncut version the scene showing lava is in red tint. Most versions shown on television have this in black and white. See more »

Goofs

In the closeup of the newspaper article headlines Central Africa in Turmoil, it is clearly visible that the upper half of the newspaper has been pasted over the lower portion. The thumb on the left hand side of the screen is at the dividing point between the pasted portions. See more »

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Begging to be bugged...
6 January 2004 | by herzogvonSee all my reviews

My biggest question about this movie is simply: How did the folks at MST-3000 ever miss this one? It simply cries out for the insights of Crow and Tom Servo.

Jim Davis ( "Dallas", "Guns Don't Argue" ) stars as the head of a group of scientists who attempt to launch some creatures into space. The rocket misfires and lands somewhere in darkest Africa where a bunch of wasps escape and grow into Sikorskys, thanks - natch - to atomic radiation. Davis then leads his own team of WASPS on an Orkin expedition to take care of the problem. Along the way, they are joined by Eduardo Ciannelli, looking a bit like Sabu's grandfather.

Nothing much goes right until the final scene, supposedly filmed in "Lava Vision", during which a giant volcanic eruption takes care of everything. This consists of the surviving crew standing around bathed in a red glow as the volcano - obviously taken from stock footage, as is much of the movie - does it's thing. All harmless fun really, it's only a shame that the MSTYs never got a hold of this one.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

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