7 user 20 critic

Gila! (2012)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 15 September 2012
1:38 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

A giant lizard terrorizes a rural mid west community with a group of heroic young people led by Chase Winstead attempting to destroy the creature.


Jim Wynorski



Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community and a a heroic teenager attempts to destroy the creature.

Director: Ray Kellogg
Stars: Don Sullivan, Fred Graham, Lisa Simone
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two brothers, reunited for their father's funeral, stumble upon the entrance to a nearby cave, where they are slowly forced to confront the true, nightmarish cause of their father's death. ... See full summary »

Director: David L. Hunt
Stars: Chris Cleveland, Matthew Alan, Mark Hayter
Deep Dark (2015)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A failed sculptor discovers a strange, talking hole in the wall. It has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams...and become his worst nightmare.

Director: Michael Medaglia
Stars: Sean McGrath, Anne Sorce, Denise Poirier
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Irvin Berwick
Stars: Les Tremayne, Forrest Lewis, John Harmon


Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Munson Bruce Munson ... Johnny Langostina
Adrienne Atkins Adrienne Atkins ... Betty
Bryan Patrick McCulley ... Don (as Brian Patrick McCulley)
Brian Gross ... Chase Winstead
Chase Adams Chase Adams ... Pike
Madeline Voges ... Lisa
Bone Ramsay Bone Ramsay ... Dave
Vinnie Van Dolsen Vinnie Van Dolsen ... Rick
Jesse Janzen Jesse Janzen ... Waco Bob
Christina DeRosa ... Carla (as Christina De Rosa)
Dave Haney Dave Haney ... Joe (as David Haney)
Tom Sparx Tom Sparx ... Bill
Callie Burk Callie Burk ... Elsa (as Callie-Nycole Burk)
Robert Hay Smith Robert Hay Smith ... Lars
Micheal Price Micheal Price ... Clete


The movie opens with a young couple parked in a bleak, rural locale pondering their future, A giant gila monster attacks the car, sending the young couple running for their lives. Chase Winstead , a young mechanic and hot rod racer and his girl Lisa (Madeline Voges), meets up with Chase's former nemesis, Waco Bob (Jesse Janzen) and his sidekick Carla (Christina De Rosa). Prompted by calls from Mayor Wheeler (Gerard Pauwels) ,The local Sheriff (Terence Knox)enlists the help of Chase, a young mechanic and hot rod racer, locates the crashed car in the ravine and finds evidence of the giant lizard. They attempt to destroy the lizard, but that only emboldens it. The creature continues to prey on the small town. It starts to head for the Winstead homestead, However, Chase packs his prized hot rod with nitroglycerin and rigs it to speed straight into the monster, terminating the lizard in a fiery explosion and heroically saving the town. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Hot Cars, Hot Music, Hot Chicks ... And One Big Monster




Not Rated


Official Sites:

Official Facebook





Release Date:

15 September 2012 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Westrex Recording System)| DTS (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


At 1:00:09 Chase removes the nitro from his car and leaves the trunk wide open. At 1:01:27 as they enter the cave, his car is visible in the background. The trunk is now closed. See more »


Deputy Wilma: [aiming her gun at the giant gila monster] You're a big fella, ain't ya!
See more »


Remake of The Giant Gila Monster (1959) See more »


Almost Grown
Words and Music by Chuck Berry
Performed by Chuck Berry
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Another Worthless Remake
3 July 2018 | by mhorg2018See all my reviews

Jim Wynorski is a hack. No one can deny this. He's talentless for the most part, but must work cheap since he makes crap like this. Gila! with it's horrible effects (the CGI makes the original, which used a real Gila Monster, look good). Barely competent acting (it was nice to see Night of the Comets Kelli Maroney), and lets just get the shot directing, help make this the crapfest it is. How can anyone make a remake of a film that was already bad and make it worse? I give you Exhibit A.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed