Monster of the Day #70

Our second MotD Rick Baker creation.

  • The Rev. D.D.

    …..Well, I guess I just need to wait for someone else to tell me what this is from. I have never seen that before.

    Sure is cool-looking, though. I think I want to see whatever movie this is.

  • Not-So-Great Cthulhu

    Unless this is from one of the other two-headed people movies (“Incredible Two-Headed Transplant” or “The Thing with Two Heads”) as a… er… ‘proof of concept’ of the transplant procedure, then I’m at a loss.

  • this is from Thing with Two Heads.

    It is one of the all-too-infrequent modern appearances of a “man in gorilla suit”.

  • BeckoningChasm

    I’m guessing “Schlock!” one of John Landis’ earliest features.

  • Rock Baker

    This guy is from the first reel of The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant, and is the film’s best element. As I noted yesterday, for a movie with such promise (again, by drive-in standards), it was a colossal bore. The perfect B movie cast and concept are completely wasted, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how it went so wrong.

  • Rock Baker

    Oops! I was wrong! This WAS The Thing With Two Heads (sorry, Sandy), sorry about the goof! Boy, am I embarassed! Both films were released in 1972 by AIP, so one can sometimes get confused. This film wasn’t terrible, but was something of a misfire. The bit with the two-headed gorilla is one of the better scenes. Had the film been played straight all the way through, it might’ve worked, but that wasn’t in the cards. Still, the flick does have it’s moments. I’d say everyone in this hobby needs to see it at least once.

  • GalaxyJane

    I don’t care what anyone says, I love this movie unequivocally. I can’t decide which part is best, the biggest damn slow speed car chase pileup ever (OK, the one in Blues Brothers might be bigger, but I promise it doesn’t take as long or happen as s-l-o-w-l-y), the Awesome dinner with Chelsea Brown, Rosey’s lawyer and the Thing, or the sight of Rosey Greer punching himself in the jaw.

    OK. It’s the punch, but I love the rest of it too, there’s not a dull moment in the movie, aside from the car chase. Which is awesome in it’s length and dullness and therefore amuses me, clearly YMMV.

  • Jane — Plus, don’t they crash like five cop cars for every one that’s actually in the scene?

  • GalaxyJane

    Yep, I think that’s about the ratio. Not to mention that the crashed cars don’t match the chase car (which doesn’t always match ITSELF) if I remember correctly.

    Now I really want to watch this again.

    Oh, and the third wheel at dinner is a doctor, not a lawyer, duh.