Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: batgirl on February 03, 2002, 02:18:40 AM

Title: Monster
Post by: batgirl on February 03, 2002, 02:18:40 AM
hey does the box & all really say this takes place in columbia not colombia?? coz in british columbia we got ogopogo maybe theyre related or he just got lost & read the map wrong ...

Title: Monster
Post by: paul westbrook on September 17, 1999, 10:44:51 AM
I have a copy of this film at home. Ienjoy bad films on a regular basis. The monster in this film looked phony, like it was an overgrown muppet.Still, for a plotless story, it was enjoyable to watch.I recommend this for a B movie philes everywhere.

Title: Monster
Post by: Paul Westbrook on November 29, 1999, 10:14:48 AM
Are people still admitting they have seen this film?

Title: Monster
Post by: chris koenig on February 23, 2000, 08:39:42 AM
The title is neat, but the film really suffers. Suposidly based on a "true story" that happened in 1971, the story centers around a lake in Chimyo village in South America that is being polluted by a cement plant. The pollution spawns a hideous monster that is convincing as both a puppet and giant prop. The beast is destroyed by a explosion, but their are eggs that the creature laied and they start to hatch. Supposidly co-directed by Herbert L. Strock, he is only listed in the scriptwriting credits and David L. Hewitt is not listed in the film for doing special effects! Plus a promo reel for this was shot in 1975 and advertised Andre Faro for directing the film. But the direction is all done by Kenneth Hartford and his diresction sucks. And we have a bucnch of boring subplots that are not needed. But the monster (who has a mustache on it's upper lips) is convincing and well done. As for the rest, watch this for the monster alone.

Title: Monster
Post by: on May 12, 2000, 12:31:21 PM
i have never made it through this monstrosity, although i've tried many times. believe it or not, i actually remember seeing an ad for this on tv when it came out! even more unbelievable is that the ad made it look kind of scary. or maybe i was just young and stupid at the time. i've seen the incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed up zombies several times, but can't make it through this once. go figure.

Title: Monster
Post by: chris on August 15, 2000, 04:00:04 PM
Has anyone seen a movie called Monster from 1980? It starred Doug McClure and was also known as Humanoids From the Deep

Title: Monster
Post by: Jordan Garren on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Yet another b-movie with that's head has been verbally bashed in. I myself being a critic will now defend this childhood favorite! It's not all that bad really, the monster is never fully seen until the end (and yes it is a let down to see the mustacheod monster...hehehehe) which immediately puts this flick at the bottom of everyone's list. Also it tends to drag a lot....but as a child (about 7 or 8 years ago I was physically a child, but I'm still one mentally as most men are) the movie had this aura about it...a mysterious creature terrorizing a small lakeside community! Hell I even thought the monster was the coolest thing ever (until I fully discovered Godzilla). All in all, if you're looking for a movie to bash, this is it...but if you're looking for some clean monster flick it.

Title: Monster
Post by: Andrew on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
No, the box really does say "Columbia" on it.

Title: Monster
Post by: Rob on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Heh, there are some things about this movie I liked. The extreme dark of night settings, some decent sound effects as well. The fearsome muppetsaurus is a goofy villain when we finally see him at the end, but during most of the movie he remains a shadowy presence. There's a nighttime attack on a boat of drunken fishermen that is suprisingly frightful and kinda reminiscent of the tracking device scene in Alien.
Ya gotta love aquatic monster flicks because they're too damn fun. Also check out Crater Lake Monster, Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds, and the Loch Ness Horror

Title: Monster
Post by: Heidi on September 14, 2003, 03:26:56 PM
I just thought I would mention that air traffic controllers DO speak english all over the world.

Title: Monster
Post by: Mercedes on June 05, 2005, 11:47:58 PM
I could not actually believe how bad this movie was.

Title: Monster
Post by: Colin G. Davis on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Although the monster looks comical in closeup, at least they built a full size creature to tow around during the helicopter shots in the final scene. Yes, this film is pretty bad, but if you think things couldn't be worse, take a look at "The Mighty Gorga" for instance!
Another thought:
Isn't it amazing how a real star - Robert Mitchum - can produce a son looking so much like him, yet not pass on to him a single ounce of charisma?

Title: Monster
Post by: Michael Johnson on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I'm the editor of this movie.  I haven't seen it in about twenty five years but remember it fondly.  The air traffic control voices, people screaming etc were all done by me.  The acting was so terrible that the two female leads were looped by other actresses-- who also couldn't act.  The woman swimming nude in the lake is actually footage of three different women. I'll have to find my copy of it and watch it again.  I hope it's as bad as I remember!

Title: Monster
Post by: Mark Radburn on November 16, 2005, 03:59:26 AM
Monster is a bad movie with cheap special effects and a chessy looking monster I wished they used Nessie instead of a funny-looking sea Monster. Full of classic Cheese.

Title: Monster
Post by: Bob the mutant chicken on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Stay the hell away from this movie only one word can discribe it.TERRIBLE'HORRIBLE'BORRING'UNWATCHABLE'.OPPS THATS FOUR WORDS.Stay away from this garbage don't waste your money on this mess you been warned.

Title: Monster
Post by: Tyler on October 11, 2006, 05:13:53 AM
I just bought Monster or AKA It came from the lake yesturday night. It looks pretty chesey and asome to me. I love aquatic monster movies so this one was on my list. Well it will probably get to my house in a couple of weeks so when the DVD comes ill review it here again see ya! Ps also try out Up from the depths , The crater lake monster , leviathan, Humanoids from the deep, Deeep star six, The sea serpent, and.....o never mind there are to many to list See ya later!

Title: Monster
Post by: Virginia Plane on May 30, 2006, 05:45:38 PM
   i guess monsters like latino food,haha sorry.

Title: Re: Monster
Post by: Giant Claw Jr on February 15, 2008, 11:48:33 PM
Looks as silly as the mutant bear from that dumb movie PROPHECY :bouncegiggle:

Title: Re: Monster
Post by: Stabby Joe on August 25, 2008, 07:50:40 AM
I saw this once (well just the last half, I may enjoy B-Movies but have some pride) and I just have to ask how this didn't get a skull rating? This did hurt! Although on some level the fact they even thought this was a good idea to make this in this way warrents atleat some credit?

Title: Re: Monster
Post by: JMR3000 on October 27, 2009, 01:38:16 AM
     I just watched this on You Tube as an "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" feature.  I'd never seen it before, but I must say, it was MUCH better with Elvira sprinkled throughout.  She had the film reel canister during her opening scene and it had the title "Monstroid," but of course in the credits it was called "Monster."  I couldn't figure it out and neither could Elvira.
     Some things I wondered about:
- They couldn't spend 50 cents to pay some kid to come up with a better title?
- Who was operating the radar unit, and where was it located? 
- Sanchez the Terrorist used an awfully big blob of plastic explosive to blow up that drain pipe (and himself).  He must have gone to the Acme Correspondence School of Sabotage and Mayhem.
- What kind of aquatic reptile lives in that Colombian lake?  The monster had to mutate from something.
- Like hippopotami, the monster appears to come on land at night to feed.
- Why did the cable have to be pulled taught in order for the bomb to work?  Does electricity not flow through slightly undulating wire?