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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


They sure take a long time to build up to the cheesy monster action in these old 50's Corman flicks.  This one starts out with people skiing, skiers talking and some criminal types holed up in a lodge that we get more chit-chat from.  When we finally do get to the monster it's a weird shaggy-haired, humanoid-shaped, spider-like thing with crazy tentacles.  It keeps it's victims all cocooned up exactly the way the aliens from ALIENS do.  Of course this is the 50's so there's no nasty impregnating or chest-burstings.  It also goes back and sucks the blood from it's captives just like the monsters from ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES do.  This is probably cuz of the re-use of the same scripts with only minor changes and new monsters in a lot of these Roger & Gene Corman produced movies.  Unfortunately the majority of the running time is full of boring filler but you do get the big showdown at the end.  I would say check it out only if you're a hardcore fan of silly monster flicks.  Director Monte Hellman went on to do 70's stuff like COCKFIGHTER and TWO LANE BLACKTOP.

This trailer makes the movie look way more exciting than it is:

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