Monday, April 23, 2012

Monster a-Go Go (1965)

Director: Bill Rebane

Starring: Phil Morton, June Travis, George Perry, Lois Brooks, Rork Stevens, Peter M. Thompson

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The picture that comes complete with a 10-foot-tall monster to give you the wim-wams!

Plot: A space capsule crash-lands, and the astronaut aboard disappears. Is there a connection between the missing man and the monster roaming the area?

My rating:4/10

Will I watch it again? No.


Yes, there is a connection between the missing man and the monster roaming the area. No, it isn't exciting. Yes, it has cheesy actors but many of the performances are earnest and not all that bad, all things considered. No, it's not nearly as bad as many would lead you to believe. Yes, the music is groovy and there's even a scene with some mid-60s Go-Go dancing! No, it's not so bad that it deserves to be on the IMDb Bottom 100 List. Yes, the ending is retarded and wraps up way too conveniently (the monster just disappears mid-chase and there's some narration to suggest that maybe he's walking in space, just like in the start of the film - it's super weak). No, I can't recommend this to anyone but lovers of cheesy bad cinema but, yes, I can recommend renting the Something Weird Video because it includes LOTS of trailers and extras as well as a second feature, PSYCHED BY THE 4D WITCH (1972) (I haven't seen it yet). Yes, I'm done. No, this picture did not, in fact, give me the wim-wams although I did get them back in college.

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