Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dollar Bin Film - "The Monster Maker"

A mad scientist injects his enemies with acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.
What is it with monkeys and pre-1960 monster movies? I mean, they don't even need it in this film, but they got one just for good measure or some shit like that. I don't get it. But other than that, this film was quite enjoyable. It delivers the sci-fi camp, the low budget B-movie feel, and the old school plot twists. Overall, not a bad watch!
Sending Deadly Kisses,
Rhonny Reaper
P.S. if you REALLY broke, This film has fallen into the public domain and can be freely downloaded from


Bill said...

Because everything's better with monkeys? I'm not sure, but it seems like during this era guys in gorilla suits were everywhere -- movies, TV, hawking used cars...a number of guys even rose to prominence as gorilla actors, including Ray Corrigan, George Barrows, and Bob Burns.

Rhonny Reaper said...

I know, its was monkey heaven! They all were Ape-Shit crazy back then lol

Bill said...

If you ever get a chance (seeing as how it's out of print) pick up a copy of "It Came From Bob's Basement," Bob Burns' recollections of years of work in the horror/fantasy/sci-fi film world, as well as hundreds of pictures of memorabilia in his collection -- Ro-Man's head from ROBOT MONSTER, the silver cane handle from THE WOLF MAN, you name it, if Forrest J. Ackerman didn't have it, Bob Burns does. He has a great story in there about playing a gorilla for a Halloween episode of "I Love Lucy"

Michel Parry said...

The Monster Maker sounds like it was originally intended as a vehicle for Rondo Hatton, who really did suffer from acromegaly. Glenn Strange was pretty good in it though.

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