Monster of the Day #1418

This guy has been toiling in the Larry Blamire patch for a good long while now. I think I saw this film, his first, and it’s follow-up back in the day when Netflix was a DVD rental service. My biggest problem with this, meant to be a campy recreation of a Roger Corman-esque ’50s cheapie, was that it was just a bit too arch, and way too long. This film ran nearly an hour and forty minutes, a good half hour longer than the actual films he was parodying would have. Looking at his more recent stuff, I see the running times have dropped to appropriate levels. Moreover, he’s continued to make them and has presumably gotten better at it. Maybe someday I’ll buy some of them (they are reasonable priced but I wish he had a package rate), but right now my disposable income is a bit close. Still, maybe some of you guys have seen some of these.

  • Gamera977

    Sad to say I’ve seen very little of Mr. Blamire’s work. I hope he didn’t title this: ‘Son of Creature from the Haunted Sea.’

  • Rock Baker

    This particular film isn’t a Blamire offering, though it works reportedly along the same goals. I don’t know the guy’s name, but he’s churned out a number of such films, including a space opera and one about a giant tarantula. They’re pretty obscure, so much so that I’ve not seen a one of them!

  • Flangepart

    Is it just me, or is there some ‘water logged log’ in his look as well?

  • Marsden

    Unfortunately, after after Son of Godzilla, Son of Hedorah didn’t catch on.