A few years ago at the Fest we started showing the greatest movie ever made, the Mexican flick Ship of Monsters. Tragically, the disc gave up the ghost about 2/3s of the way in. However, now there’s a subtitled version on YouTube, so we watched that. Thank you, smart TVs. Anyway, WATCH IT, you’ll thank me.
There are awesome ridiculous monsters, two sexy space babes (the bad one is, of course, a vampire), a magnificent clunky robot, and amazingly non-odious comic relief–the lead is a Bob Hope-type, and totally pulls it off, even his songs. Even more staggering, there’s a kid in the film who’s never annoying.
I *think* I’ve featured most of the monsters from this over the years, I hope so, I wouldn’t have wanted to miss any of them. Especially Zok, who’s the coolest monster ever.