Monster of the Day #308 Updated on August 11, 2011 By Ken Begg 28 Comments I think that’s Gregory Peck to the left, there. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera ‘Eat more chi- um BEEF!!!’ Flangepart FOOD OF THE GODS,I’m sayin’. Looks like Ken has used up the sheep, and moved on to other embiggened beasties. Yea! Mr. Rational Don’t get cocky… Ericb So the theme this week must be Down on the Farm. Ericb “So if it tastes like chicken does that make us cannibals?” Gamera Well, I have to hand to it to Marjoe Gortner, he’s got a lot of pluck, or is that cluck? Though I guess if he ran away he could end up with a lot of egg on his face. YOU DON’T WANT TO CLUCK WITH ME HUMAN!!! roger h Well Marjoe, it looks like the chickens have come home to roost. Chicken Boo, what’s the matter with you? You don’t act like the other chickens do. You wear a disguise To look like human guys, But you’re not man; you’re a Chicken Boo. Ken Begg Pffft, you call that a song? This is a song: When you find youself in danger, When you’re threatened by a stranger, When it looks like you will take a lickin’, (puk, puk, puk) There is someone waiting, Who will hurry up and rescue you, Just Call for Super Chicken! (puk, ack!) GalaxyJane It’ CHIICKEENN MAAN…. (He’s everywhere! He’s everywhere!) roger h Experiments in giant poultry go way back and were even conducted by Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere. The birds proved impracticable for food however, they were used to help seek out loyalist to the Crown in the early days of the American Revolution. Surely you have heard of Chicken Catch a Tory? /peabody Ken Begg Jonathan Winters, if I recall correctly (or his aunt, also played by Winters?), grew giant chickens in an episode of that skein where the Scooby gang met ‘celebrities.’ I have wasted my life. Ericb “Experiments in giant poultry go way back and were even conducted by Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere” So would that be the first EEEEEEvil Guvmint project to create a biological superweapon? Someone call SyFy. roger h Someone call SyFy I see Betsy Ross and Dolly Madison as the heroes assisted by Crispus Attucks and of course Daniel Boone batting clean up (don’t worry about dates). Gamera I would pay to see British redcoats fighting giant chickens. roger h “Yankee Cock a Doodle Die”? fish eye no miko I’ve heard of being “henpecked”, but wow… Tork_110 Gonzo the Great would beg to differ with this entry. Flangepart What a fowl sense of humor.Who scratched this up? I’ve combed through it, and can only say it’s no feather in your cap. “My coop! My beautiful, beautiful coop!” I should have a drinking game with all the chicken jokes from PRINCE OF SPACE! Cullen I like this movie. Probably one of the best “Giant Animal” movies out of the seventies. Not that there was a lot of competition, mind. Reed The earliest giant chicken I can remember was on an episode of Doby Gillis (sp?). Gilligan (can’t remember the name of his beatnic character) feeds a chicken several cups of some chemical instead of several cc’s. That was a funny show. I wonder why it doesn’t have the pop culture staying power of some others from the same era? roger h Maynard G. Krebs John Campbell Ooo it’s “Pecker 2” the sequel to the John Waters movie! Didn’t SyFy already cover this during the bird flu panic? Oh wait..that never stopped them from disintegrating the dead horse! Rock Baker One of the few episodes I saw of Dobie Gillis was the one with the giant chicken. One of the best giant animal effects sequences I can recall! A giant chicken also shows up in an episode of I Dream of Jeannie, with Paul Lynde as a Colonel taking Tony and Roger on a survival mission to some remote island. Seems there was at least a giant drumstick on an episode of Maniac Mansion. See also the giant ducks featured in Village of the Giants. The wacko Mexican kiddie flick Puss N Boots features a child-sized talking chicken. (While I’m at it, I also recall a commercial -tho not what it was selling- with a guy in a movie theater watching a mock 50’s giant monster movie involving a Kong-like man-in-suit chicken monster!) Elizabeth Hey Ken, I have a friend who hasn’t seen enough horror movies. He has seen plenty of gore, but he wants to see stuff that is really scary with or without gore. My suggestions were Robert Wise’s “The Haunting” and Jonathan Demme’s “The Silence of the Lambs,” neither of which he has seen. He is totally fine with blood-n-gore as long as it’s actually scary for some reason. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks, Liz Rock Baker If I might make some suggestions, I’d go with the obscure Alien Predator (the video box actually reads Alien Predators). Very effective horror show with a bit of gore and some genuinely disturbing scenes (in a scary way, I mean). It’s pretty rare, but it sounds like the kind of thing you’re looking for. There’s a segement in the anthology picture Alien Zone that’s pretty scary. (Though easy to come by in multi-packs of movies, the only print I’ve seen has been pretty lacking. Still, it captures the feel of the EC comics better than anything else I’ve seen. One early segement involving a woamn who hates kids has some moments I’d call scary.) If he’s not too jaded, you can always run Jaws for him. If he’s uneasy around spiders, Kingdom of the Spiders is a good one. Rock Baker Oh, and the 1960 Psycho. That’s required viewing. Sandy Petersen I recommend you show him Suspiria, Witchfinder General, and Coming Soon (Thailand) as three of the scarier movies I know. Of course that’s only if he doesn’t have the stomach for Nightmare City, Hausu, or Big Meat Eater. Rock Baker Watched The Ward, a recent psychological horror thriller from John Carpenter. I think most would call that one a pretty scary movie, its just that most of the scares are of the BOO! variety.