Monster of the Day #176

Cool monster played by one of our greatest Blaxploitation stars.

  • The Rev.

    I’m guessing this is cult classic TV movie Gargoyles, but no idea who’s under the make-up, although I have a couple of guesses based on the caption…

  • roger h

    IIRC it was former LA Ram Bernie Casey. Also seen in “The Man Who fell to Earth”.

  • GalaxyJane

    I remember seeing the movie on TBS about a million years ago, but had no idea about who was under the makeup.

  • The Rev.

    Same here, GJ.

    Man, I miss the days when TBS played things like that.

  • GalaxyJane

    Not to mention TNTs “Monstervision” and both “Up All Night” and “Captain USA’s Groovy Movies” on USA. Crappy CGI monster flicks on the syphilis channel just ain’t the same.

  • The Rev.

    “Captain USA” I am unfamiliar with, but the others…yeah, good times.

    Don’t forget “100% Weird” to go along with Monstervision; I saw some B-movie greats for the first time on there.

  • Rock Baker

    Slick 70’s tv movie. Great stuff there. The desert makes a great backdrop for monster movies for some reason. One thing about Gargoyles, though, is that the script seems unfinished, like they needed another draft. Hard to explain, it just seems there were more loose ends than you’d normally find on a project like this.

  • sandra

    Anyone who hasn’t seen GARGOYLES can watch it on Youtube.

  • zombiewhacker

    Stan Winston did the makeup for this one right?

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Saw that for the first time when I was about 10 and it scared the crap out of me.

  • I saw it as a kid, I loved it then and I love it now. Man but I SO wanted one one of those gargoyle costumes for Halloween!

    If you can get it on DVD from Classic Media, listen to the commentary. They did the shoot at Carlsbad Caverns in summer. The gargoyle costumes were full-body latex, and those poor actors suffered in those things.

  • Ken_Begg

    Thanks for the tip!