Monster of the Day #291


  • Ericb

    For some reason I now have a craving for cheep beer … in a can.

    It looks like this guy’s mouth was inspired by Dunkleosteus (, a prehistoric beastie that’s just dying for a Jaws ripoff to star in.

  • Flangepart

    Funny, I crave beer and pasta with marinara…
    A classic MST3K.

  • Mr. Rational

    Wouldn’t you hate to be the dentist that…

  • The Rev.

    It’s the original Sharktopus!

    This was one of the better SFC MST3K episodes; this was exactly the type of movie the show needed, one that would’ve been entertaining even without the crew commenting on it.

    Ericb: That was my reaction as well. The entire tooth structure, especially those rounded plates on the sides, are dead ringers for Dunkleosteus’.

    Dunkleosteus is one of those critters I can’t believe hasn’t been used in a killer-whatsit movie. A 30-foot, heavily armored, carnivorous fish with nasty-looking dental work. What the hell more could you want??

  • Gristle McThornbody

    “Get your flamethrowers out, grab a stick of Juicy Fruit…”

  • Rock Baker

    “I know!”

    At that first quick glance, I thought it might be the giant crab from Island Claws. Alas, no.

  • fish eye no miko

    The director’s vision: Lots of shots of things.

  • The Rev.

    “Blake Edwards’ .10!”

    “Now it’s 10 as rewritten by Terrence McNally!”

  • Dunkleosteus, aka Dinichthys, was a placoderm, a class of vertebrate I’m a big fan of but which sadly went extinct at the end of the Devonian.

    Dunkleosteus had armored bone on its head that was two inchees thick. This is among the heaviest armor that any animal has had in history.

    The only movie I know where placoderms make an appeaerance was Out of the Deep (I think that’s the name – about the fish monsters on an abandoned boat).

  • The Rev.

    That’s a new one on me, Sandy. Do you recall it being any good?