Monster of the Day #312

Sandy will be happy today, anyway.

  • Ericb

    I loved this guy as a kid. A “mummy” with some punch though I realise now, through the cold and cruel eyes of an adult, that this move makes no sense at all.

  • Flangepart

    Hummm…why am I thinking ‘Pompeii’ on this one?

  • As a kid I got hooked on this movie based on the opening few minutes, when the Thing reaches through the truck window and attacks the driver. Sadly the movie as a whole does not necessarily stand up, but it is still easily as good as anything from Ken’s favorite director, Bill Rebane.

    Also as a kid the images of the plaster people from Pompeii were really scary, and so at last there was a monster of them. Cool.

  • Rock Baker

    Curse of the Faceless Man is one of those movies where you get some interesting ideas, but are left with the wish that they’d given the script another draft or gone in a slightly different direction. Most of the good stuff is up front, sadly. Still, the movie clocks in at lust over an hour, so it’s not like it requires a huge investment from the viewer. As a title merely to fill the B or C slot on a playbill, it’s hard to raise much issue against it.

  • Always the haters. Rock probably didn’t like Curse of the Pharaoh either, which featured an awesome Blood-Sucking Were-Mummy! How neat is THAT?! Three monsters in one, really.

  • Rock Baker

    The Pharoh’s Curse, actually. I got a lot out of that one. You wouldn’t think you could pull off a were-mummy, but they did it. I wish there were more movies with that much imagination.

  • John Campbell

    Rock…imagine greater…

    (hee hee hee)

    I know I’m going to hell for that one!