Monster of the Day #708 Updated on June 12, 2013 By Ken Begg 18 Comments Man, if the movie had been half as good as the monster suit… Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Flangepart Wow. Glad the monster has no ‘naughty bits.’ SteveWD Is that from ‘Peter Benchley’s Creature’? I remember watching that thinking the monster was way too good far a TV movie. I think Stan Winston (or at least his studio) did the suit. The Rev. I have only seen bits of Creature, although I think you’re right that this is the titular monster from that. If it is, then yes, it was a Stan Winston creation. Gamera977 Ah, thought I’d seen it before, I don’t remember much about the movie though, yeah- pretty dull stuff. SteveWD I think it suffered from the same problem other ‘monster’ based TV mini-series do (i think ‘Creature’ was a two-parter). Most of it just seems to kill time till the monster really shows up in the final act. Come to think of it, the only other ‘monster’ mini-series I can think of are ‘Something is Out There’ (which also had a pretty cool creature), and ‘Peter Benchley’s The Beast’ which pretty much sucked all around. David Fullam Boy did television screw up two awesome books by the late Peter Benchley. SteveWD If ‘Creature’ had been a feature it could have been a tight, gory, awesome little movie with a great monster instead of a bloated, lame, mini-series with a great monster. Ericb There was Stephen Kings “TheTommyknockers”, which, if I remember correctly, the monsters didn’t really show up until the last 1/2 hour to 20 minutes. Ken_Begg Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. SteveWD Oh wow, I didn’t even think of Stephen King adaptions. There’s a whole truckload of made-for-tv disappointment there (with a few exceptions). Cullen Waters I was never able to finish “Creature”. I did finish “Beast” and thought the miniseries did a better job. Which either tells you what I thought of the source or just how bad my film judgement is. I will accepted either or both answers Rock Baker “Did you like the part where the shark gorws legs and climbs up on land to have a sword fight with the Sherriff?” (A paraphrase, as now that I’m trying to, I can’t recall the exact quote….) Eric Hinkle If you check around on the site, I think you may find a few pithy words concerning ‘The Beast’ courtesy of Mister Begg himself. Flangepart A sword fight? Okay, that could have been interesting. The rest of that…thing…I found less than stellar. “Wake me when the monster arrives.” “Zzzzzzzzzz…” “You’re a great help.” Ken_Begg Actually, Douglas Milroy wrote that seminal Jabootu review. Eric Hinkle Whoops. Odd to hear that, though, as it ‘felt’ so very much like one of your reviews. Still, thanks for the correction. Sandy Petersen The Langoliers was such a TITANIC disappointment that it almost wrapped around and became awesome again. What a train wreck. SteveWD Ain’t it the truth. Sure didn’t help that it came out right after ‘The Stand’. The Langoliers would have made a good episode of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, not a two part mini-series.