Monster of the Day #115

Not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination. Still, I adore movies that build these giant practical mock-ups.

  • BeckoningChasm

    The only thing I remember from this is the weird kind of stop motion they used for long shots.

  • KeithB

    The guy on the right seems to be enjoying his shoulder massage a little too much…

  • The Rev.

    I haven’t seen this. I understand I’m not missing much. Still, thosee mock-ups are pretty keen.

  • John Campbell

    To me it gives the appearance the critter is bipedal as the neck appears to extend straight up.

    I’m guessing this is supposed to be an ant?

    What movie is it?

    I r lacking in my film education!

  • David Fullam

    Monster from Green Hell. The creatures are supposed to be mutant wasps.

  • Rock Baker

    Probably the only time in one of these flicks where the mutant form of an insect looks distinctly different from its normal state. (Those two spears on either side of the mouth are the stingers!) There’s a brief battle between one of the stop-motion wasps and a giant python, an image I often wondered why it wasn’t used for the poster art. Although he didn’t build them himself, I understand Blaisdell designed these monsters too. I love all these things, and Monster From Green Hell satisfies me plenty, but I’ll warn you that it helps if you love jungle movies (and haven’t just watched Stanley and Livingston, stock footage from which makes up most of the film’s middle act). Pretty entertaining unless you demand perfection.

    See also The Claw Monsters, the feature version of the serial Panther Girl of the Congo.

  • fish eye no miko

    @KeithB: “Oh, Frank, you’re a miracle worker! A little to the left, if you could…”