UPDATED: Monster of the Day #324

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Quick, what movie did this beastie guest star in?*

(I know with this crowd this will be answered pretty much by the first person who sees it, but what are you going to do.)
*I realized this was sort of unfair, since you couldn’t really see the monster’s face  in that shot. Here’s a better view.

Ding, ding! Nerd points for David Fullam: “The Loch Ness Horror. They also used the prop in Amazon Women on the Moon.”

  • Ericb

    The teeth are wrong for The Mighty Gorga.

  • roger h

    if this was suppose to be a tragic accident at a kiddie park, it would look OK.

  • Gamera

    I have no idea what movie this is from but it looks awesome.

  • Ah, I smell Larry Buchanan.

  • roger h

    I got it, and your obedient serpent is, a Bob Clampett cartooooon!

    poor Captain Uncle

  • David Fullam

    The Loch Ness Horror. They also used the prop in Amazon Women on the Moon.

  • Rock Baker

    “There IS something in these waters….and it IS alive!”

    Why is The Loch Ness Horror so obscure? I’ve never had a chance to see this one, yet you’d think it would have been in heavy rotation on 80’s TV, wouldn’t you? I mean, I saw Monster! on TNT’s late night block. Where was The Loch Ness Horror?

    I wasn’t sure if it was the same prop that turned up in Amazon Women, or just one that was very similar. While all I’ve seen of The Loch Ness Horror is the preview, the Jack the Ripper version seemed much more lifelike in action!

  • Rock Baker

    By the way, I remember my school library had a book about the monster showing a shot from some old movie with a sea monster that had stalks on it’s head (the book’s theory was that the movie was shot on the loch and the monster fell into the loch and has been chruning around ever since, never mind that a rubber model would have deteriorated within a year -not that I’m saying there’s actually a monster in the water, but it ain’t that puppet either). The shot had a couple of guys and a girl (I think) in a rowboat and the monster rising up behind them. One guy was tossing his oar at the beast. From the clothing, it looked like something from the 20’s or 30’s. The monster had sort of a cartoonish face, but excellent detail and texture on the long neck. The shot was very sharp, so it was likely a publicity shot. Does anyone know what this was? Was such a movie ever filmed? I hear Secret of the Loch used a live lizard and not a big prop like this. Anybody?

    Isn’t it odd that there weren’t more movies made about the monster?

  • The Rev.

    Rock: Holy crap, I remember that book!! In fact, when I saw this MotD, I thought of that exact same shot you’re describing, but realized the monster looked different than this one (trying to think of its second appearance, as I knew the first one.) I cannot recall what it was from, although I want to say it was some sort of Sherlock Holmes film.

    (You know, I saw Amazon Women on the Moon once, but damned if I remember that scene with the LNM. You’d think that’d stick out in my mind, since, you know, giant monster.)

    Doing a little research, I think the movie that still was from was The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. I seem to recall from that book that the prop’s lines broke and it sank into the loch, which led to speculation that some shots of the “monster” could’ve been of this prop.

    I’ve never seen The Loch Ness Horror, but I saw the trailer on a video compilation I got years ago, which made me want to see it. Finding out years later that it was directed by Larry Buchanan greatly tempered this desire.

  • fish eye no miko

    [looks at last picture]
    “Good heavens, Watson, it seems you’ve changed a bit!”
    “You might want to take a look in the mirror yourself, Holmes…”

  • Flangepart

    “Well, when I asked for a ‘long neck’ I was expecting a Bud light…”

  • Rev — Nessie appeared in the Bullshit or Not? recreation, hosted by Henry Silva, that asked the question of whether Jack the Ripper could have been the Loch Ness Monster.

  • Rock Baker

    The Loch Ness Monster in a Sherlock Holmes movie? No wonder I could never track down where that still came from! Doing a Sherlock Homes/Loch Ness Monster image search I did run across a shot of the monster tipping over a rowboat in its wake. It’s not the photo from the book, but it’s something to prove I wasn’t imagining it! Thanks for the tip, Rev! (I don’t remember the book saying anywhere what movie the monster was built for, it would have saved a lot of aggrivation on my part if the photo had been captioned to include the movie’s title in the first place!)

  • The Rev.

    Ken: To be fair, the one time I saw it was many years ago. Your description of the segment is very vaguely familiar, but I don’t have a concrete memory.

    Rock: The movie must’ve been mentioned in the text of the book, because there’s no other way I would’ve connected the movie and the still.

  • Petoht

    Dear lord… I can’t stop laughing at that last image… “Hiya!”

  • Gamera

    Ok, I have seen ‘Amazon Women’ but didn’t recognize the monster without the hat!

  • David Fullam

    I got nerd points!, I got nerd points!

  • Rock Baker

    Rev, it must have been in there somewhere, but I remember pouring over that book trying to find a title and I never did. You don’t suppose there were TWO books about Nessie that showed that photo and put fortht he same theory…….?

  • there is a british kid’s movie (which I own, but can’t recall the name) in which the kids befriend a lake monster. It might be “The Water Horse”.

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