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As the movie begins we find ourselves in the sleepy town of Pottsville, Idaho, better known as Spudtown U.S.A. A voice over comes up and tells us there's been a series strange and unexplained events recently, right around the time the gooberment started dumping toxic waste just outside of town...Read more ›
oh kay here we go , the town of pottisville, idaho has been having some problems of late. it seems like after the toxic nuclear waste dump came to town strange things have been happening like, people go missing, it rains a lot, thunders a lot, a women runs around in her robe calling for "mike" or something like that,ruth buzzi becomes the mayors wife, a porn shop maybe opening up on main street, kenny rogers wife works at a dinner, the cheif of police is so bad an actor that they have to have james keach the brother of stacy, husband of "dr. quinn", and producer of "walk the line" dub his lines, and, well you get the idea, things are bad.
WOW, now you know as much as i did when i saw it we think, but don't know, that mike or what ever his name is, is now our monster, maybe.?? really thats about it but for some reason i find this movie so very funny that i'm laughing as i type this review. nothing about this film is good, but it is funny because of that. everyone acts like they think this might really be good.
well you have been warned, but if you give it a chance, in the right frame of mind this is a very funny horror movie, just have fun with it.
We start things off in the sleepy town of Pottsville, Idaho. A gruesomely evil creature with lots of sharp teeth is lurking around the town's disposal dump, driven mad by toxic waste, and picking off wary residents left and right. The mayor turns a blind eye to all this, and it soon falls upon the dynamic duo of Sheriff Rexx Coltrane, and resident scientist, the legendary Martin Landau, to kill the nasty critter.
I have waited years for this nifty little gem to hit DVD. It's a guilty pleasure for me, if nothing else. And, if you're not all that demanding, you may find something to enjoy with it too. Of course, it helps matters more if you happen to savor affectionately made B-movies like this. So, be forewarned. "Gone With The Wind" this ain't. Just grab yourself some popcorn, sit back, and put your brain on hold!
The sheriff runs away from the Being, and it is pitch black outside. He crosses some RR tracks to elude the creature, then suddenly the sun is up.
Ruth Buzzi plays "the church lady" who runs an anti-pornography campaign to keep smut out of Pottsville, Idaho a community overrun with radioactive contamination and a killer mutant. And yes the movie has "the" Dorothy Malone.
Martin Landau plays a scientist who supports dumping of nuclear waste into the drinking water. The movie has no idea of 10CFR20 limitations on dumping as Landau throws around terms which he is clueless as to what they mean. 96 rads is somehow equated to "over 900 millirads." Actually 96 Rads is 96,000 millirads.
There are horror movies for most calendar events, Christmas, Valentine's Day, summer vacation, New Year's Eve, Halloween, Friday the 13th, etc. This is the only non-religious horror movie I can think of that centers around Easter, so don't forget to include this one with your Easter theme movies. "We can fix that quicker than God makes poor folks," was one corny line used in the story. The sole Mexican (uncredited)in the film was called, "Taco" and was generally hounded by the police.
Token drive-in nudity, brief drive-in sex, drug use, ridiculous amounts of blood, no f-bombs. Should be a cult classic on the order of "Basket Case." Yes, 4 stars
is overrated, but I am using a cult movie scale, which is a mirror image of the classic scale. 2 stars for non-cult fans.
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So what can you say about a movie that begins in the middle? You heard right, in the middle. A voice over tells us about the "strange things" going on in "Pottsville,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by John Page
It seems that radioactive sludge has been dumped directly into the water supply of Pottsville, Idaho, causing THE BEING to arise and seek human prey! Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
My only complaint about this film is that the two fingered hands on "The Being" become comically rapey after a while. Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by Big Ol' FACE
This movie I'd seen years ago always wanted a more modern reboot of its dark almost comedic moments that can't be taken too seriously though fun to watch. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Raymond St. Paul
Idaho. "The Gem State." Major exports: Potatoes, lumber, and TERROR! The radioactive waste that is being dumped into the town's water supply has taken form as The Being, a mutant... Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Carl Manes
This was a terrible movie and the only reason I bought it was I was an extra in it. My sister-in-law was the 2nd A.D. on the film. It was good for a laugh.
I got this movie for one reason and one reason alone, Martin Landau! I'm a huge fan and loved him in Space:1999, Mission:Impossible etc... so I purchased "The Being". Read morePublished on October 19, 2011 by Erik M. Anderson