Monster of the Day #894

This is certainly one of the lamer killer plants I can remember, although, hey, killer plant. Even Tarzan can’t free himself, so in a cool Tarzan-y scene, he calls his elephant compadres to come pull him free with their trunks.

Now that would have been a cool end to Navy vs. the Night Monsters.

As I noted in my brief review of the movie, they included this scene in the poster (although not, oddly, the dinosaurs or giant spider), but Tarzan just looks constipated, certainly not in mortal peril.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I’ve seen this one a couple of times, and it always comes off as fairly bizarre at the end with the lost world out of nowhere scene.

  • Ken_Begg

    Yeah, all the outre stuff is packed into like the last 15 minutes. It is pretty strange.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I thought I was looking at a “Planet of the Apes” poster at first glance.

    Cheeta on horseback? It’s a mad house!

  • Flangepart

    Now why does that first pic. make me think of Ursala and ape? “George, you bungler. Your making us all look bad, stop it.”

  • Rock Baker

    I love the Tarzan movies. Hard to beat for good family fun!

  • Beckoning Chasm

    In the faces on the poster, Tarzan looks like he’s trying to do an imitation of Paul Lynde.

  • Jamie B.

    I find it interesting that Tarzan looks more out of shape in the poster drawing than the actor does in the film. Sort of like the artist went out of his way to make a pudgy Tarzan.

  • Eric Hinkle

    As I recall the first couple of Tarzan films were total bloodbaths. Didn’t they kill something like a hundred people or so on-screen in the first one, what with the angry natives, crocodiles, lions, blowgun-wielding dwarves, a murderous ape in a pit, the elephants’ rampage…

  • Acethepug

    And now I can’t UNsee it :)

  • Rock Baker

    Even so, fine family entertainment. The only one that some parents might have reservations about might be TARZAN AND HIS MATE, which features the pre-code variant of Jane’s jungle attire. She has a bare midriff, deep cleavage, and completely exposed hips, so it’s a little saucy compared to the much more modest sarong introduced in the very next film. (Honestly, though, I doubt many youngsters would even register it. Think how many kiddies watched the adventures of James Bond and Matt Helm without giving the girls a second thought.)