Monster of the Day #581

Toughest day for the millinery collection agency.

  • Great Harryhausen effects in this flick. I just wish I liked the movie it comes in more.

  • bgbear_rogerh

    When going on odysseys, it is important to keep hydrated.

  • Being a very old-school D&D fan (I used to own the little privately-printed booklets like Greyhawk, Eldritch Wizardry, etc.) it was such a delight for me when I first watched this movie and saw the hydra and especially those walking skeletons. And Talos, too. The plot isn’t for much, but the monsters are still amazing, even now in the days of (all too often badly done) CGI.

    Say, did anyone ever re-make this movie and ‘modernize’ the SFX?

  • Gamera977

    Yeah, as an adventurer killing a hydra was always a good way to get a-head…


  • I think I’ve heard Ray say that this was his favorite movie that he worked on. I wonder if he means the film as a whole, or just that he survived working on it!

  • sandra

    Is this Jason and the Argonauts ?

  • Flangepart

    Head 1: Bite!
    Head 2: Bite!
    Head 3: Bite!
    Head 4: Bite!
    Head 5 Bite!
    Head 6 If you take the sum of a radius, and form an equalateral triangle, the the mathematical determinate will…
    Head 7: Will you shut up and get with the programe, and Bite already! Yeesh!

  • That it is.

  • Flangepart’s right. No other monster bites quite as much as the Hydra.

  • The Rev.

    Yeah, I feel that way about it, too. The movie’s not that great, but the effects are fantastic.