Tuesday, September 10, 2013
CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA (1961)
There's a couple of problems I have with this movie. #1 is that it's a comedy/monster/spy movie with really bad humor in it. Like it's supposed to be funny that a guy makes random animal noises and all the Cuban characters, I think, are supposed to be stereotypical laugh riots which they're really not(although I do appreciate the politically-incorrect nature of these characters). #2 is that the monster here looks like a walking/swimming pile of shit with googly-eyes and Wolverine claws. Hopefully this creature was supposed to be funny also but with these old Roger Corman monster flicks it's hard to tell since even the more serious ones were pretty laughable. This might be one of my least favorite Corman-directed flicks but there are worse things you could watch at 2 a.m. and you might actually get a few chuckles watching ol' shit-pile run amok at the end.