Monster of the Day #1015


Here’s the same guy, recolored in a less interesting way for the lobby card.

  • The Rev.

    Wow, that lobby card makes it look terrible. Its eyes aren’t even done, looks like.

    Herc’s fight with Proteus was easily the highlight of the movie. Not just because he turns into an Iguanasaurus Rex, either, although admittedly that was the part I was most pleased with.

  • Gamera977

    I don’t remember one of the Labours of Hercules involving wrestling a shapeshifter but hey it was pretty cool anyway!

    Though somehow looking at it now I keep thinking about Kirk’s fight with the Gorn captain for some reason!

  • bgbear_rnh

    If you are going to turn yourself into a lizard, shouldn’t you fight like a lizard? Not this Greco-Gecko wrestling. Use your tail.

  • Gamera977

    True, and putting your magical power in your horn where some tough guy can rip it off and destroy you. I think I’d put my magic powers in my gall bladder or something like that harder to reach.

  • I love the second picture. It’s like the Lizard’s off in his own thoughts somewhere. “Maybe after the match I’ll have myself a lasagna. Yeah, that would be nice.”

  • sandra

    What is that – thing – dangling at the right-hand side of the two figures in the second photo from the top ? If its the hero’s arm, it must be dislocated to be in that position. It doesn’t seem to be part of the monster, tho. Is that dark blob above it the head of some person who is partially hidden by the rock formation ? If so he must be very uncomfortable to have his arm wrenched back so far.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I think there are people embedded/trapped in the rock.

  • Rock Baker

    Indeed there were. I think their energies gave the shape-shifter his power, as he encased them into the walls of his cave and they were slowly absorbed into the land itself.

  • Rock Baker

    Well, the climax where Herc brought down the palace was pretty spectacular.

  • David Fullam

    Love Reg Park.

  • Marsden

    Wow, the rebooted version of Arena just isn’t the same. :(

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Reminds me of those creatures from the Outer Limits episode “Tourist Attraction.”

  • The Rev.

    True, it was a suitably exciting climax. Let’s face it, though; if there’s a rubber monster in a movie that’s pretty much my favorite part automatically.

    Now, if Iguanasaurus Rex here had helped bring the palace down…

  • Rock Baker


  • Flangepart

    Ya know, man-in-suit don’t seem so impressive when the wee beastie is man sized. Ya just gotta have building to knock down.