Saturday, February 12, 2011
TEENAGERS BATTLE THE THING (1958)
Obscure monster flick about a group of archeological students and their teacher(who's named Bill Wyman but doesn't look anything like that guy from The Rolling Stones) who go digging around an ancient Indian burial ground. I guess back in the 50's people didn't know yet that this was always a bad idea in movies like this. Anyway they find an American Indian mummy who comes back to life. This thing looks like a ridiculous mix of a bigfoot creature and a teddy-bear with big nasty teeth and a paper mache face. This silly mess was colorized and re-released to TV stations in 1978 with some new wraparound footage and re-titled CURSE OF BIGFOOT to cash in on the 70's bigfoot-mania going on. Watching a longer version of this craptacular epic seems like a terrible idea though. It's no TEENAGE WEREWOLF or even TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN.