Monster of the Day #825

And a cottage industry is born.

  • SteveWD

    Man I love/hate this movie. Love it because it’s just so brilliantly bad and hilarious. Hate it because it could have been an actual ‘good’ movie if treated a little differently. The way the snake behaves is just so goofy. It whips around like lightning until it gets within about 5 feet of it’s victim, then it moves really….really…..sloooooow. Imagine if the shark in Jaws just swam up to people and stared at them (actually, that would be pretty hilarious).

    Oh well – anything with monkey trolling for snakes, backwards running waterfalls, and winking, regurgitated Jon Voight can’t be all bad.

  • Gamera977

    Jon Voight tastes like chicken…

  • Ken_Begg

    This was a major milestone in the development of my general disdain for CGI effects in monster movies. It does everything wrong that I hate about CGI. The monster moves without mass, whipping around at light speed like it weighs five pounds. And I’ll never forget that shot of the snake climbing up a waterfall; literally climbing the water. Egad.

  • SteveWD

    This and Deep Blue Sea are what come to mind when I think of awful CGI ruining the effectiveness of otherwise good (in the case of Deep Blue Sea – incredible) animatronics. Both movies could have been done without creature CGI and both would have been way better off for it.

  • bgbear_rnh

    What cottage industry is that, Jennifer Lopez butt jokes?

  • Rock Baker

    I saw this one theatrically. I remember almost nothing short of the wasp in the air tank.

    I later read an article where the film was described as a pseudo remake of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, and could have been a serviceable remake had it featured a gill-man instead of a big snake. I’m not sure I buy that, although it’s interesting the plot with the crazed hunter DOES parallel an earlier draft of BLACK LAGOON that got nixed. I think the mentioned draft was even used for the 60’s comic book adaptation.

  • Flangepart

    “I notice you belt, sir. I KNEW that belt!”

  • The Rev.

    Well, to date there have been four of these…

    I actually paid to see the original in the theater. Of the sequels, I’ve only seen the third one, which has David Hasselhoff AND John Rhys-Davies. I found it a bit more entertaining, as might be imagined.

  • The Rev.

    Let’s see…people on a boat in the Amazon being terrorized…blocked river channels coming into play at important points of the movie…good-looking leading woman becomes the apple of a slimy monster’s eye (the Gillman and Sarone)…

    Eh, maybe not a psuedo remake, but definitely a couple of parallels.