Friday, October 2, 2015

October Movie Challenge: War of the Gargantuas (1966)

Going back a bit to movie I first saw years and years (at least 30) ago on KPLR TV out of St. Louis.  War of the Gargantuas was a sequel to Frankenstein Conquers the World, though I didn't know that at the time.

All I knew is it freaked the heck out of me.  Those giant monsters eating people and spitting out their clothes recall bugged me when I was 10-11.  It was one of the sources of the the Gargantua monster I would later create.

The movie this time around was not scary but still fun to watch. It was shorter than I remember and I am sure there were more scenes of Gaira eating people.

Interestingly it stars Russ Tamblyn looking almost exactly like his daughter does now. She is now the same age he was in this movie.
I always wonder when one actor is speaking English and the rest Japanese are we supposed to assume they are all speaking the same language?

In any case I now need to see Frankenstein Conquers the World.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Frankenstein conquers the world is not even half as good.