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« on: June 18, 2008, 10:57:16 PM »

I'd love to hear what you guys think about this film?? It's a pretty fun/funny low[no] budget indie 'creature feature' about a giant atomic swamp monster eating residents of a small town named 'Sweet Tee' in Alabama.The monster is created by the merging of catfish DNA with radioactive plastic fishing worms!? A freakin' brilliant idea!! Why hasn't anyone ever thought of that before?? The creature is given the name 'WAWA', which stands for "West-Alabama-Whoop-Ass'!! LOL!! The cast is made up of many Southern stereotypes with names such as 'Tird','Boom-Boom','Chigger','Catfish','Smiley', and 'Biggers'. It's features one of the weirdest daikaijus[giant monsters] to ever grace the big screen. I really enjoyed it. You can really tell that it was made with a lot of love for the subject matter and by real cut-ups..Here's a site with several pics and my interview with the producer: http://www.roberthood.net/reviews/interview-wawa.html and it's inclusion in a 'Top 20 Craziest Kaiju' list, with some bigger versions of some of the pics:   http://roberthood.net/blog/index.php/2008/05/11/top-20-craziest-kaiju-number-6/                and here's the official website: http://birthofalegend.com/ I got a screener copy from the website and loved it. It reminded me of those old cheesy b-movies of yesteryear. I think that this little film deserves so much more attention than it has received.     TeddyR
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 06:47:43 AM »

Maybe I'm wrong but was this film on a double bill with a film called Scarlett Fry?
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008, 08:21:14 AM »

To a Canadian, Wawa is the Ojibwe word for a goose. Hard to picture the monster as anything else.

But I did hear this was based on the same Ygor Popanipalov novel as Scarlet Fry. It approaches the story from Zhukov's point of view instead of Chekhov's, and is told in a redneck setting, rather than Scarlett Fry's post-modernist renaissance allegory. A masterpiece of crypto-symbolic realisticalism, I'm told.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2008, 11:53:27 AM »

Excellent points Andy C, by the way how are you pets doing?  This is my cat Tig.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 12:01:11 PM »

Excellent points Andy C, by the way how are you pets doing?  This is my cat Tig.



Tig as in "tiger" or TIG as in "tungsten inert gas?"  Sorry, been shopping for a welder.

The dog, Briar, is about the same as always - annoying but pitiable enough to get away with it.

I don't think I've mentioned our two canaries, George and Gracie. I'd post a picture, but I don't have one handy.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 12:03:47 PM »

Tiger, sorry.  He also goes by baby bhudda, fatty, big boy, tig-tig, tiggy, etc.  You have canaries eh?  I had parakeets pretty much all my life until I met my wife.  Parakeets are wonderfully talented birds. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2008, 04:03:15 PM »

HMMN?? I'm pretty positive that we're talking about two entirely different films here. This one, to my knowledge, is in no way a remake or adaption of any previous story/film. It features a creature formed from the merging of catfish DNA with radioactive plastic fishing lures. It's really a funny little film though.    Smile TeddyR
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008, 04:17:15 PM »

HMMN?? I'm pretty positive that we're talking about two entirely different films here. This one, to my knowledge, is in no way a remake or adaption of any previous story/film. It features a creature formed from the merging of catfish DNA with radioactive plastic fishing lures. It's really a funny little film though.    Smile TeddyR

The reason the guys are razzing your post is that it would seem you have some connection to the film, but didn't come out and say so.  If a moviemaker or publicist wants to tout his work on this site, he is more than welcome to do so, but we ask that he openly disclose his connections.

the director of SCARLET FRY'S JUNKFOOD HORROR FEST made a post on here posing as an adoring fan of his own work - and got banned by Andrew.  The forum's members decided to take his post and use it to talk about their pets, dental hygeine, etc.  Then they made up a plot for the movie that bore no resemblance to what the film was actually about - in fact, it was a pretty bizarre and rambling thread that we all had a great deal of fun with.

Anyway, if you made this movie, fess up and we'll give you some honest opinions.  Looking at the website, it does seem like the kind of film all of us might enjoy - and frankly, looks better than what I saw of the SCARLET FRY movie.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008, 05:01:08 PM »

Yea, I think this is a different one, We've seen it, you remember "4 tubes of K-Y and a roto-rooter, , OH MY"?. Anyways, Parakeets ARE very intelligent, a friend of mine had one, named it POLLY and he taught it to, whenever he was making out with his girlfriend, to say "Polly want a crack-at-her". Funny bird, used to fly over and land on his pecker, then he got it a mate, and they BOTH would. His girlfriend and her friends would then describe different guy's junk (The size of) by "4 parakeets" or "1 baby finch", or "24 blackbirds" (That was Larry, or "Larry the Legend"). Anyways, I don't think it's the same movie, I don't remember any welding being done in it, definitely not TIG. There's another I thought it could be, but they were using wire-feed. I would have used 7024 myself, as everything was flat. When I wasmuch younger, someone gave me some 3/16" 7024 to weld OVERHEAD. I still have the scars to prove it.
Anyways, splicing a catfish and fishing lure DNA, just won't work (You've heard the song by Iron Butterfly "Catfish and fishing lure DNA just won't splice", right?). Anyways, wouldn't that just cause the catfish to chase itself? After all, isn't the purpose of a fishing lure to provoke an attack? I imagine it would be OK if it were those catfish in those caves, I saw them in TV last week, where it was so dark they couldn't see, so evolution just did away with their eyes, or was in the process of it. What about sound and smell? Would That Be passed on? Reminds me of that part of "The Restaraunt at theend of the Universe" where the cow was engineered to WANT to be eaten. "I'll just nip off and kill myself", , lol,, cracks me up.

But anyway, no, not the same movie, this one had no nudity (Unless you count the shaved monkey, god, I thought he was going to have "tennis elbow" by the end of the film). They did seem sincere when they spoke of how transvestites aren't allowed to have a driver's license in Utah. Is that true? We have some Mormon missionaries living next door, I'll ask them. They seem OK, I think they even are allowed to drink. I was pretty drunk the other night and was outside talking to them, I had a bottle of tequila with me, but don't know if I offered them some. Anyways, pretty cool deal, they get to live in Alaska for a year, all expenses paid, and just go around doing their thing. Drawback: NO TV. I don't think they're allowed computers either, so I'm not sure how they get their porn.
Anyways, I saw the movie, and i have to say, stun-guns and the elderly don't mix AT ALL. I mean, that scene should be in a commercial for "Depends", some slogan like "Once, Twice, Three times, and holding". I mean, I bet if you poked that with a pin, she would have  taken off like a rocket. Lloyd Kaufman would give up his third testicle for footage like that. But, she took it like a trooper, did you notice a chunk of her helmet broke off upon impact? That's Chuck Norris tough. Anyways, Not as good of a movie as I'd hoped.
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008, 06:54:27 PM »

Hey, I found a shot of Wawa creeping up on an unsuspecting couple.
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2008, 06:58:31 PM »

Remarkably bird the Wawa is, beautiful plumage.

The couple, they had it coming. . .
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2008, 07:42:20 PM »

You guys are freakin' nuts!! Absolutely hilarious!! LOL!! No, actually, I'm not a film maker or anything like that. I work for 'Robo Japan/Monster Island News' and Robert Hood's 'Undead Backbrain' websites. If you're not familiar with them; they're monster movie/ sci-fi sites. I work for them as a news hound so to speak. I specialize in anything kaiju[giant monster] news. I came across this film on the IMDB in a search for sea serpent films. The rest is sort of history. I really liked what I read and added it to the sites then I contacted it's creator's for that interview. I got a screener and fell in love with it. I've joined countless forums and websites to bring kaiju news to them, since that seems to be what I'm good at, and this is one of those films that I'm just trying to get the word out on. Im not getting paid or anything, nor have I ever been asked to do this.    TeddyR
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2008, 08:30:49 PM »

Remarkably bird the Wawa is, beautiful plumage.

The couple, they had it coming. . .
Seeing that they were tresspassing in the bird's sanctuary during mating season, yes sir, they did.  Did you know the Wawa's song is primarily made up of whistle versions Lionel Richie songs? 
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2008, 09:44:19 PM »

I thought this was the Wawa's song...
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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2008, 10:06:04 PM »

That's the European Wawa, they're non-migratory. Beautiful plumage though.
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