Monster of the Day #469

They must mean it’s the Seven Deadly Sins one, because I know it ain’t the other kind.

UPDATED: Since you guys are being such pills, here’s more shots of the beastie looking much more sloth-like:

  • sandra

    I don’t understand the caption.  I think I’ve seen the same really cheap gorilla suit in a number of movies.  

  •  Actually it’s supposed to be a giant sloth. Really.

  • Flangepart

    Ah. Ken doth be subtle, eh?
    Glad someone knew what that thingy is…

  • bgbear_rogerh

    hey, they can’t all be cute.  

  • Ericb

    It looks like someone glued some orange hair onto a gorilla costume. Since when do sloths have fangs?

  • Pop and I were discussing UNKNOWN ISLAND over the weekend. For some reason, we’ve never seen it! A dinosaur movie, a fairly well-known one at that, starring Richard Denning, and yet, we’ve never gotten ahold of this one! Why?! Where did we go wrong?!! 

  • bgbear_rogerh

    it is like ALF after being bitten by a werewolf. 

    Haaa… I kill me!

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I could make a better monster suit just using all the hair that my cat sheds.

  • I think this is the (modified) gorilla suit worn by either Charlie Gemora or Emil Van Horn. At any rate, I’m sure it smelled a lot better than your cat hair suit idea.

  • Marsden

    I think it’s one of those “What if they mated” featuring Alf and a Mugato.

  • sandra

    But sloths don’t do anything except hang upside down from trees , which is no doubt why they are called ‘sloths’.  What good is a monster that is too lazy to chase anyone ?

  • Ericb

    Of course this beastie is the dreaded giant ground sloth rather than than the modern tree version, though this just  means that while it could do some damage with it’s foreclaws you could probably outrun it hopping along in a potato sack.

  • Beckoning Chasm

     Is that the same one that was featured in an episode of “Walking With Wild Beasts”?  Because in that show it was portrayed as something you definitely did not want to mess with.

  • Flangepart

     Are we talkin’ mutant sloth? Cause if it’s a mutant, all bets are off.
    Ya know, I was thinking Mugato as well, Marsden. Besides, who says Mugatos are always white? Could be a seasonal thingy.

  • Ericb

    Oh definitely, though I doubt it was very fast.  Good at defence, awful at offence.

  • It’s interesting. A few years ago I wrote a new screenplay for “King Kong Versus Frankenstein” with Denham’s son exhibiting a new-found Kong in 1966 Japan. (It’s too bad I couldn’t  sell it, as it would have been a big hit for Universal -but I was an unknown, so what could I do?) Anyway, for the island scenes I wanted Kong to battle an expected opponent (a carnosaur) and an unexpected opponent. What I picked was a giant sloth. Let’s face it, if it’s a  prehistoric monster, it works! Let us not forget how prehistoric snails made such neat monsters, after all!