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A couple of teenagers are reported missing in a small Texas town, and it is thought they eloped. Sheriff Jeff turns to his friend Clarence Winstead, a garage mechanic and leader of a hot-rod gang, for help. After a series of tragic motor accidents, it becomes apparent that a giant Gila monster is roaming the area depleting the town of its citizens and visitors, including two hot-rodding teens, and planning to attend the BIG record-hop party.Written by
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any person living or dead. See more »
Just after Chase receives the phone call from the Sheriff about the wrecked oil truck, in the next scene the shadow of the boom mic can be seen in the lower left corner of the frame, next to the police car, right before Chase pulls up in his dragster. See more »
Where's Pat and Liz?
Maybe their car broke down?
Hey! I worked on that car myself!
That wouldn't make any difference if he goofed the speed shift or something!
And that squirrel is just the one that could do it!
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Featuring some of the lousiest, z-grade effects ever, along with some of the most inept acting on Earth, The Giant Gila Monster is Sci-Fi/Horror that truly scrapes the absolute bottom of the barrel when it comes to cheap, worthless and incompetent film-making.
I would like to say that this dreadful clunker was actually so bad that it was good. But if I said that I would (truthfully) be lying.
The Giant Gila Monster is a typically predictable mix of 1950s, hot-rod teen-mentality and the bizarre appearance (for no explicable reason, whatsoever) of a mutated monster. This time it being a 70 foot gila monster.
Set in rural Texas - Minor, 50s pop sensation, Don Sullivan plays the sickeningly sweet bad-boy and car fanatic, Chase Winstead.
Chase and the bungling town lawman, Sheriff Jeff, unite as a team and join forces to try to find a way to combat and destroy this ferocious beast who, besides already gobbling up several town-folks, has had the sheer audacity to actually bulldoze its unwelcome way into the teens' barn-style sock hop.
In between all of the mayhem and carnage, our darling, little Chase manages to take some time off from all the heroics in order to sing some truly god-awful songs, like - Laugh, Children Laugh and My Baby, She Rocks.
Yep. This film is pure rubbish.
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