Monster of the Day #979

Wow, that’s not even the right sort of dinosaur.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    That’s actually a nice, atmospheric picture, but the tree on the left doesn’t belong. It looks like a character from a Silly Symphony. “Oh my gawsh, a giant dinosaur! Help!”

  • Despite the legion of problems, one of the better Z-movies. If for no other reason than the monster.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Never have seen this, I think it will be next Rifftrax purchase.

    Some time when I was young, some family friend or relative was trying to feed me false history and told me the lake was named for Judge Crater whose body may of been dumped into the lake(long trip from NY to Oregon). Kids are such gullible sponges of info. Of course now I know the judge was not simply dumped there but, was fed to the monster.

  • Gamera977

    Very moody, I think I like this one even more than the more action packed posters.

    It would look awesome painted on the side of a ’70s van.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Yow. They should have taken the guy who painted this poster and had him shoot the movie.

  • bgbear_rnh

    is the tree “old man of the lake” so scared he jumped out of the lake?

  • Flangepart

    Monster sorta looks like he was caught taking a bath.
    “Hey, let me towel off before I eat you.”

  • David Fullam

    Might have been something of a B-Movie classic, if it wasn’t for the annoying antics of the two local yokels (Mitch and Arnie, or Artie?). To say they ruin the film is a huge understatement. Why didn’t they cut them out of the script, and therefore free up a little bit more money for Dave Allen and his excellent FX? Instead of feeling sad for them when one is killed at the film’s climax, you will cheer!

  • My mom and I are among the sad few who actually found the two funny and I did find the death of… one of them… to be touching after a fashion. (Mom was asleep by that point so she has no opinion.)

    Long story short, yeah, my family’s part of the problem.

    More money really would have helped here. Especially dealing with the Day-for-night scenes.

  • Ken_Begg

    I suspect the artist was inspired by Frazetta’s somewhat similar cover for Eerie #5.

  • Rock Baker

    Still not as misleading as the poster for BLOOD WATERS OF DR. Z. I had both one sheets at one point.

    I really like the way this one uses some unexpected color choices, which work extremely well. All that pink is an interesting choice, as well as the contrasting colors of the water. Beautiful visual.

  • David Fullam

    Yeah, those were sort of in the daytime/nighttime netherworld of Larry Buchanan movies.

  • David Fullam

    Yes, kudos to the poster artist. It is quite good.

  • Marsden

    I think the pink reminds me of the dawn or evening, with the sun low on the horizon.
    Very nice. Is that an Allosaur? The forelimbs are too large for a T.rex. Maybe a whole new kind of Dino?

  • The Rev.

    To this day I haven’t seen this. I need to put this on the list, near the top.

  • Rock Baker

    Maybe it’s a generisaurus.