Monster of the Day #497

The second nastiest death in the Cohen canon, I think. Films weren’t quite as nihilistic back in the day (although the cracks really started after Psycho), so this one really had an impact on me as a kid. Still does, I guess.

  • Flangepart

    Ah, yes. KONGA, with new mutant killer plants! Giant monkey, giant veggies, it’s a full course meal.

  • Ericb

    “Oh, what a ripoff! They told me I would be the next Fay Wray!”

  • bgbear_rogerh

    It’s a plant!  You are not a fly!  For Christ sake pull!

    Oh, sorry guys, my belief suspending app needed re-booting. 

  • Gamera977

    ‘What do you mean you got mad at the bloody fly-trap and yelled ‘BITE ME! at it???’

  • Don’t you imagine there was some degree of shock from the established acid secretions? 

  • Freaked me out for a long time too. I could never see what Sondra did to deserve having her arm eaten off by acid plants. Through adult eyes, she’s rather more cold to her boyfriend than she need be, given his obvious affection for her (something you touched on in your review of the picture), but still! Yikes!

    That said, I quite enjoy the picture. It’s odd when the giant monster stuff is the least effective part of your giant monster movie. The whole climax seems tacked on at the last minute. A more mad scientist-based picture would have worked a lot better, I think.

  • bgbear_rogerh

     yes, just like touching a hot stove  ;)