Monster of the Day #1218

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This film kind of got lost in the shuffle at T-Fest, I think. I’ve always loved it, though, since I saw it as a tot at a drive-in as a wee tot. I’m not a fan of sleazy, but I love lurid, and this film has lurid to spare.

  • Flangepart

    (Singing) “Oh, I am the puppet spider-I am a happy guy-I am the puppet spider-my girl, prepare to die!-Hey!”

  • Gamera977

    I have to wonder if anyone got up rubbing imaginary oil all over themselves muttering about ‘my perfect body’?

  • Eric Hinkle

    Do I even want to know what this film is?

    For that matter, what’s the difference between ‘sleazy’ and ‘lurid’? That might be helpful to know.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Google image search came up with “Bloody Pit of Horror” and there are several sleazy and lurid movie posters to be found.

  • Gamera977

    Ken has a Video Cheese review on the film back on the old Jabootu dot com site at the very bottom under Nov 2000.

  • The Rev.

    A couple of people quoted him, but no rubbing.

    Although now I wish I’d thought of that, dammit.

  • Rock Baker

    One of those films to have an absolutely gorgeous transfer released by Something Weird Video.

  • I was happy to do without the rubbing, thanks! ;)

  • This is a film with no subtext, it’s *all* text.

  • The Rev.

    Aw, come on, GJ! With that weight I lost, it would’ve been great!


  • Ken_Begg

    Lurid is cheesecake, sleazy is porn.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Ah, that explanation does help. Thank you.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Found it on the old site! Thanks for the heads-up.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Just anted to say that I finally saw the Doctor Who episodes with the Zygons and Nessie, and they did not disappoint. I wouldn’t have watched if not for some of the people here who talked about them so well. Thanks!

  • Gamera977

    Cool, it’s one of the better episodes. I think the Zygons were one of the best looking monsters of the series, not sure how they did them on the series tiny budget. Nessie on the other hand, oh well…

  • Eric Hinkle

    I agree. Poor old Nessie! They seem to have normally worked wonders with the budget they had back then.

    For that matter seeing heroic military men in a 60’s/70’s sci-fi show was a pleasant change of pace.