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Monster a-Go Go (1965)

TV-PG | | Horror , Sci-Fi | July 1965 (USA)
A space capsule crash-lands on Earth, and the astronaut aboard disappears. Is there a connection between the missing man and the monster roaming the area?

Directors:

Bill Rebane, Herschell Gordon Lewis (uncredited)

Writers:

Jeff Smith (screenplay), Dok Stanford (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Morton Philip Morton ... Col. Steve Connors (as Phil Morton)
June Travis ... Ruth
George Perry George Perry
Lois Brooks Lois Brooks
Rork Stevens Rork Stevens
Peter M. Thompson Peter M. Thompson ... Dr. Chris Manning (as Peter Thompson)
Robert Simons Robert Simons
Barry Hopkins Barry Hopkins
J. Stewart Taylor J. Stewart Taylor ... Truck Driver (as Stu Taylor)
Lorri Perry Lorri Perry ... Girl at Dance
Del Clark Del Clark
Art Scott Art Scott
Leonard Gelstein Leonard Gelstein
Aviva Crane Aviva Crane ... Convertible Driver
Dean Tompis Dean Tompis
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Storyline

An astronaut comes back to Earth and crashes in a field, incredibly irradiated and wreaking havoc. Just as they have him cornered, he disappears, and the "real" astronaut is found 7,500 miles away in the Pacific Ocean, "alive, well, and of normal size." Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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An astronaut went up - a "guess what" came down! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror at Halfday See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

B.I. & L. Releasing Corp. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Monster a Go-Go! was released with Psyched by the 4-D Witch as a DVD double feature by Something Weird Video. The MST3K version of the film was released by Rhino Home Video as part of the Collection, Volume 8 DVD set. The film's original director, Bill Rebane, released a "Special Collector's Edition" with commentary and other extras on Synergy Entertainment on October 19, 2010. See more »

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Half way through the film one of the characters asks to review the logs kept by a couple of scientists. When he opens the logs, it is clear that all of the pages, including the ones he is reading, are completely blank. See more »

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Narrator: With the telegram, one cloud lifts, and another descends. Astronaut Frank Douglas, rescued, alive, well, and of normal size, some 8000 miles away in a lifeboat. With no memory of where he has been, or how he was separated from his capsule. Then who, or what, has landed here? Is it here yet, or has the cosmic switch been pulled? Case in point. The line between science fiction and science fact is microscopically thin. You have witnessed the line being shaved even thinner. But is the menace with ...
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My vote for THE WORST FILM EVER MADE.
21 August 2004 | by reverendentitySee all my reviews

Ask many people what the worst film ever made is, and they will probably respond with either "Ishtar" or "Manos, The Hands of Fate". I, on the other hand, have seen those two and this one, and I have to tell you, this is the low point in my book. Several key points using "Manos" for comparison:

--Manos was in color. --Manos has better costumes. --Manos is at least unintentionally funny. --Manos has more of a surreal approach.

MONSTER, on the other hand, is a black and white sleeper of a film (and I mean sleeper in the sense that you will probably fall asleep waiting for something to happen). The badly paced dialogue cuts present in "Manos" are here, but sadly, they aren't interspersed with freaky costumes (not counting the odd go-go outfit) or for that matter, memorable dialogue. As an example of exactly how dull this film is, I showed it (admittedly, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version) to some MST3K friends of mine who are avid collectors of bad/tacky cinema. OK, they had been drinking...a little. But regardless, they were both out in the first 20 minutes and did not wake up at all for the rest of the film. I don't think _I_ have ever sat through a viewing and remained awake.

Therefore, I would like to recommend this film as a fine sleep aid to anyone suffering from recurring insomnia. If you do decide to watch the film, and manage to remain awake to the conclusion, please refrain from damaging your video equipment if you find the ending...perplexing.


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