Monday, April 22, 2013
THE GIANT BEHEMOTH (1959)
This is a pretty talky 50's giant dinosaur-on-the-loose flick from the director of the similar BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS. If you make it to the end though you do get some cool stop-motion animation from Willis O'Brien the guy who did the FX work on the original KING KONG. The monster here is also radioactive so he burns people as well as he stomps on stuff which makes him a sort-of American version of GODZILLA but obviously not remembered as well by most people mainly due to the fact that he didn't get 5 million sequels and also he doesn't have a very snazzy memorable name. Known in England as BEHEMOTH THE SEA MONSTER.