Charles "The Butcher" Benton, a brutal death row inmate gets double-crossed by his crooked lawyer. He gets his chance for revenge when, after he's been executed, a bizarre experiment brings him back to life and more deadly than ever.
A couple of teenagers are reported missing in a small Texas town, and it is thought they eloped. Sheriff Jeff turns to his friend Clarence Winstead, a garage mechanic and leader of a hot-rod gang, for help. After a series of tragic motor accidents, it becomes apparent that a giant Gila monster is roaming the area depleting the town of its citizens and visitors, including two hot-rodding teens, and planning to attend the BIG record-hop party. Written by
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As an offering on AMC's Friday Fright Night, this film hardly
qualified, other than being frightfully nostalgic and silly...but after
ample quantities of Labatts and Yukon Jack, I thought this flick was
Okay, so that ukelele should've been broken over the dude's head the
minute he started strumming it; so his crippled yet perky little sister
was badly in need of an upper-lip wax; and I won't even reference the
titular monster, as it's been commented on ad infinitum...
This is classic "ancient" cinema, the stuff your parents were supposed
to be watching while they steamed up the windows in the back seat of
your daddy's Plymouth; and I still think it beats the CGI
"blockbusters" being pooped out of Hollywood every year.
To paraphrase Geena Davis in that remake of another cheesy sci-fi
flick: "Be drunk...Be VERY drunk!" Highly recommended at 4 in the
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