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« on: February 19, 2018, 11:57:58 PM »

I just saw this film on mst3k. Good god it was a truly cheap movie. I think it was a nice idea crippled by a wholly inadequate budget. The basic idea, that a probe ship had been sent to earth to release creatures designed to consume and analyze local lifeforms,  collect data and transmit it back to some sort of base, was actually quite thoughtful and intelligent. With a good budget and competent film making it could have become a SF classic instead of a running joke.

The creature may possibly have inspired a monster in a TV movie about an alien bio machine coming to earth, ISTR the creature was designed by H.R. Giger. The movie was "not of this world" made by CBS in 1991. It was pretty decent especially compared to anything from the asylum.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 06:33:01 AM »

The CREEPING TERROR is.....Great and Grating! I don't like MST3K-so never seen that version.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 06:49:21 AM »

If you can find it, likely a bootleg, you might like a TV movie called "not of this world", from 1991. The final form of the creature was somewhat reminiscent of the creeping terror but infinitely better.

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 09:01:38 AM »

"The Creeping Terror" honestly does not need the MST3K treatment. It makes fun of itself. Two major tip-offs would be when the monster humps a car from behind and the guy wandering through the woods shouting, "Bobby!". You can say the monster was trying to eat the car, but the shot lingered too long, plus it had the cut away to the reaction of the balding driver (if I remember correctly). Definitely designed as a joke.

Plus, the director supposedly hated dealing with the overweight guy fishing in the movie. Makes sense to make a portly player walk through woods while whining the name "Bobby". It turns him into the joke the director felt the guy was.

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 03:23:52 PM »

A facebook friend of mine mused the this may have been in a rip off of The Quatermass Xperiment (Originally, The Creeping Horror).

Years ago, I once mused with my Galaxy Of Terror fanboys that the girl in the bikini getting eaten may have had some inspiration on the maggot scene...

In one of the trailers for The Creep Behind The Camera, The writer revealed that the monster was supposed to have tentacles. Had that been the case, I think I would've been satisfied with the old "pulling on a garden hose with the camera in reverse" trick...
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 04:31:46 PM »

This is one of the two MST3K movies I saw all the way through. The monster reminded me of something which would've bee on Lost in Space on a bad day. Not a bad movie; kinda standard. Didn't like the riffing, but I remember a couple of funny bits ("Help! I'm being attacked by a point-of-view-shot!" and "Careful, Rodger Corman needs that set later." Also, "Fun with my Spirograph" during the credits.) At the very least the riffing wasn't distracting; I could tell what was going on.

Isn't this the film where the real monster costume was stolen before filming began? (Supposedly.)
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 05:11:59 PM »

THE CREEPING TERROR is one reason to belong to this forum. 

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 09:18:55 PM »

They just don't make bad movie monsters like this anymore. 

I miss that.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 09:24:38 PM »

Isn't this the film where the real monster costume was stolen before filming began? (Supposedly.)

Yes, I originally read that rumor on THIS forum...
And kudos to MST3K for acknowledging how this same ranch would become notorious for the Manson family...
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2018, 09:18:38 AM »

Isn't this the film where the real monster costume was stolen before filming began? (Supposedly.)

Yes, I originally read that rumor on THIS forum...
And kudos to MST3K for acknowledging how this same ranch would become notorious for the Manson family...

The Spahn Ranch was used in LOTS of movies- the Manson Clan were actually there when Al Adamson was filming the FEMALE BUNCH and  John 'Bud" Cardos threatened to beat Charlie's ass if he didn't keep his girls from goofing with the shoot!
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2018, 10:43:12 AM »

The Spahn Ranch was used in LOTS of movies- the Manson Clan were actually there when Al Adamson was filming the FEMALE BUNCH and  John 'Bud" Cardos threatened to beat Charlie's ass if he didn't keep his girls from goofing with the shoot!

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2018, 11:11:57 AM »

I remember the the psychotronic review "a monster resembling a pathetic Chinese New Year dragon"
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2018, 08:37:33 PM »

Isn't this the film where the real monster costume was stolen before filming began? (Supposedly.)

Yes, I originally read that rumor on THIS forum...
And kudos to MST3K for acknowledging how this same ranch would become notorious for the Manson family...

Also, the story is that the voice recordings where placed in a car.  The car's break went out and it rolled into a lake, thus destroying all the recordings.  It was too late to redub everyone, so that's why there's only a narrator and so little actual spoken dialogue.

At least, that's what Gary Busey told me.
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2018, 09:20:39 PM »

 
She looks thrilled.

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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2018, 07:45:10 AM »

I like this movie because of how ridiculous the monster looks
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