Monster of the Day #1523

I assume the beastie on the poster was meant to represent this:

That thing is barely in the film, suggesting that they decided to toss a more overt monster in there for a minute or two just so they could feature one on the poster to draw the kids in. I have to admit, I kind of love AIP for that sort of thing. They could be glorious hucksters. Anyway, the film also showed us Beverly Garland’s spectacular gams, so the ticket buyer can’t complain too much.

It does establish Paul Birch as the first Master of the Flying Guillotine, though.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Prototypes of the brockabrella hat were described as “confining”.

  • Some pets are just too affectionate…

  • Eric Hinkle

    That thing looks like an AD&D monster. Specifically, the Executioner’s Hood, which drops down over your head and chokes you to death unless you poor enough booze on it to get it drunk so it falls off. Is it sad that I can remember all that?

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Dick Miller: best cameo ever (though I guess it wasn’t officially a cameo).

  • Rock Baker

    The original concept for this creature was a dog-like killer to be played by a dog matted down with soap pellet foam. I think Blaisdell’s flying creature a bit better than the original conception.

  • Flangepart

    Not of this Earth.

    Like to see the version on other planets…
    Not of this Vulcan…Not of this Mongo…Not of this Altair 4…Oh, wait…

  • bgbear_rnh

    It is not from this Earth, it is from Euro Earth. Not as cool as the original.

  • sandra

    Anybody see the remake ? It wasn’t too bad.

  • The Rev.

    I have, and yes, it was pretty cool. I haven’t seen the original yet, though.

  • Rodford Smith

    It’s a Foghat! :-^)

  • Gamera977

    Went back and watched this again over the weekend. I’d forgotten just how intensely menacing Paul Birch was in this. Sure he’s just a guy in a dark suit and shades but what a monster he was!

    Makes me wonder though- was Paul Birch here the original ‘Man in Black?’