Monster of the Day #1239

I think I actually like Mr. Kallis work better in the widescreen lobby card format.


  • Flangepart

    Dag! beat me to it.
    Aw…he has such cute puppy eyes for an undersea terror, don’t he?

  • Ericb

    This is kind of the prequel to the Mary Tyler Moore show. It goes back to when Ted Baxter first met Mr. Grant.

  • Eric Hinkle

    That monster looks rather solid for a ‘phantom’. And tell me, did the movie live up to the promise of the lobby card? Or was this another ‘Reptilicus;’ or ‘Creature of Crater Lake’?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Poor shark. He remembers will divers feared him.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    “…with Peter Lorre as the Phantom!”

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Speaking of widescreen lobby card vs. poster…check the poster for this one at IMDB. They cut out the diver and put him below the monster and the girl…it looks like a baby is trying to rescue her.

  • The Rev.

    It’s not as bad, or as funny, as Reptilicus. Having finally seen Crater Lake Monster a month or so ago, I would say that’s actually a fairly apt comparison; similar ratio of monster stuff to boring stuff. However, the plesiosaur in CLM is MUCH more effective and cool than the thing we get in this movie. It is a strong contender to the Creature from the Haunted Sea in terms of goofiness…and considering the latter beastie is supposed to be goofy, that should tell you something.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Thanks, and ouch, this one sounds like one to miss.

  • Rock Baker

    Interesting as an early espionage movie. The monster is pretty secondary to the main plot.

    Something interesting too, is how similar the poster art was for the dismal 80’s sea monster flick DEMON OF PARADISE. I guess some poster scenes are just timeless.