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Monstroid (1980)

Monster (original title)
R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 July 1980 (USA)
A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971.

Directors:

Kenneth Hartford (as Kenneth Herts), Herbert L. Strock (uncredited)

Writers:

Kenneth Hartford (story by), Kenneth Hartford (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mitchum ... Travis (as Jim Mitchum)
John Carradine ... Priest
Philip Carey ... Barnes (as Phil Carey)
Anthony Eisley ... Pete (as Tony Eisley)
Andrea Hartford Andrea Hartford ... Andrea
Glen Hartford Glen Hartford ... Glen
Coral Kassel Coral Kassel ... Girl in lake
Connie Moore Connie Moore
María Rubio María Rubio
Aldo Sambrell
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Emanuel Smith Emanuel Smith
Leslie Meigs Leslie Meigs
Roberto Martínez Roberto Martínez
John Lamarr John Lamarr
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A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Taglines:

Part Animal ... Part Shark ... All Devil! It Hunts Humans on Land and Sea! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Toxic Horror See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Academy International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In September 1976 it was announced that Doug McClure and Keenan Wynn were to star in this picture, with filming to being in late 1976 in Colombia and Spain, but this did not work out. See more »

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Featured in Movie Macabre: Monstroid (1984) See more »

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Based on a true story of... incompetence and nepotism
23 March 2012 | by wbswetnamSee all my reviews

Here's a monster movie that truly belongs in the POS file. Sometimes even top-bill actors and actresses sometimes get rooked into doing POS movies (prime example: Halle Barry and 'Cat Woman') and for 'Monstroid', it was James Mitchum and John Carradine. The director, Kenneth Hartford, starred his own kids in the movie and gave them top billing with Mitchum and Carradine to add insult to injury.

This steaming pile of doo-doo is about a big, bad American company operating a chemical plant in Colombia. The plant has been dumping untreated chemical waste into the local lake for years and of course the company execs don't care. The chemical waste has somehow spawned a rubber monster to appear from its depths, whereupon it begins chomping down on bikini-clad harlots and drunken fishermen. The company execs devise a hare-brained plan to kill the creature with a lamb carcass stuffed full of dynamite pulled along by a helicopter. No, really... I kid you not...

This is a really awful film. It is tedious and ridiculous. The file I saw was pulled off of the public domain films section of http://www.archive.org so the quality was quite poor. Even if I could have seen the master copy, however, I'm sure the film would have sucked just as bad. Most likely, John Carradine and James Mitchum cashed their checks and got falling-down drunk after this POS finally wrapped.


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