Monster of the Day #577

Rapido, Enrique, el Flit!

  • Flangepart

    The Kenny has ticks. Well, one swattingBIG one…

  • bgbear_rogerh

    Ever wonder what happens when you get bit by a radioactive teenager?

  • Great movie! But then, it’s hard to go wrong with the combo of O’ Brien, Denning, AND Corday!

  • Ken_Begg

    Preaching to the choir, my friend!

  • Flangepart

    Mara Corday. When women had proper figures, and were not adds for the virtues of anarexia.

  • So very true! It can be surprising to look at some of those 50’s SF/horror movies and see just how attractive the ladies were.

  • Ah, the classic Black Scorpion. Great movie, great effects by O’Brien (this was his last film, yes?). The only drawback was that they didn’t work in a wrestling match with luchadores.

  • He followed this film up with THE GIANT BEHEMOTH, and of course he was the special effects man on Irwin Allen’s THE LOST WORLD in 1960. It’s fair to say, though, that THE BLACK SCORPION features some of his best work. If only his scenes weren’t constantly being paused in the middle of them to insert the large-scale scorpion face model created by another man. It sort of spoils the flow of the monster scenes.

  • For a real treat, be sure to check out the trailer for THE BLACK SCORPION, which I’m sure can be found on YouTube.

  • Yeah, that giant scorpion face is so ridiculous it makes me wonder if it was intended to be comedic. And thanks for the information on GIANT BEHEMOTH and that Irwin Allen film.

  • My pleasure. It gives me the impression that this stuff stored in my brain isn’t just going to waste!

  • I’ve got it on DVD. It is a nice piece of work, isn’t it?

  • I’ve got it on DVD. It is a nice piece of work, isn’t it?

  • Newsreel opening, reminders of WB’s earlier creature features, just breath-taking stuff!