An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent ... See full summary »
An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.
Charles "The Butcher" Benton, a brutal death row inmate gets double-crossed by his crooked lawyer. He gets his chance for revenge when, after he's been executed, a bizarre experiment brings him back to life and more deadly than ever.
The monster, which looks like a snarling "Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy seaside town. The lighthouse keeper, newly widowed and estranged from the town folk, has been ... See full summary »
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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The "Gila Monster" in the movie is actually a Mexican Beaded Lizard. See more »
The locomotive pulling the train that crashes off the bridge knocked down by the title creature, changes from a switch engine to a streamlined unit, then back to the switch engine, but pulling in reverse and then back to a head-on view of the streamliner, just before the crash. 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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Folks have been extraordinarily critical of this film
And it doesn't deserve it, I'll admit, before I actually watched the movie I too was saying "By god, Americans can't make giant monster movies." But, I just happened to get it on a big DVD pack of giant monsters and decided to sit down through the movie. The story line is a very 50's esq. rock and roll movie that just happens to have instead of some other sort of detractor from our hero- a giant Gila monster. The most important thing to consider when viewing the film is of course how the lizard looks on screen, now when I went into the film, I was assuming that it would look very sedated and just sort of "there." However, the director took the time to get the lizard to do movements that reflected what was occurring in the movie. Overall, for being a film based around a magnified video of some lizard crawling around, the film is very smooth. The story line is relatively entertaining and at no point did I wanna punch the lead actor, which is always a plus.
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