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- Includes liner notes and personal recollections by producer/director/writer/star Robert Clarke and film historian Tom Weaver
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The interesting thing about this film (besides the rubber-suited lizard man) is that it doesn't seem to matter to anyone that, hey!, we have this guy who turns into a Hideous Sun Demon, and they don't keep him around for observation. "Just stay out of the sun." Okie-dokie! Good news is that he's still very much the booze-hound, and therefore we get to spend time following him around, looking for bars at night - looks downright noirish for a while, and by all means stick around for the stacked blonde singing the "Love Song From Hideous Sun Demon", aka "Strange Pursuit" (what a title! What a song!Read more ›
When a scientist is exposed to new radioactive isotope (as is so often the case in these movies), he then becomes allergic to sunlight; the side effect being that he devolves into a lizard-man and kills people. Full of booze and paranoia, our hero takes up with a saloon singer while his sweetheart is left to fret.
Silly science and lots of fiction (and skimpy budget), prevents this particular cautionary tale against "tampering with the Unknown" from being in a league with other radiation-based monster movies. There are some great scenes (mostly with the monster lying in wait to attack), but be ready for some over-the-top acting (and just plain bad acting by some inexperienced cast members!), and some el-cheapo effects work.
The filmmakers do make up for a lack of budget with some creativity and imagination, but what really saves this little film is the excellent use of location shooting. Real-world venues take center stage (especially during the climactic oil tank battle hundreds of feet high up), with startling footage of oil pumps, tank farms, and girders that easily make us overlook any weaknesses in acting or effects. And to be honest, the rubber suit and mask are pretty effective.
You'll have fun with this one, as long as you aren't expecting a slick big-budgeter. While far from perfect, you can tell that everyone involved really made an effort to make the movie as fun and as exciting as they could.
The DVD comes with liner notes and the trailer, and the print is in pretty good shape.
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I got this film in a 12 Movie Horror Classics pack. The pack has some pretty good horror movies but this one is terrible. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rainey Dawn
Not a bad movie. But the title should have been "The Monster That Wet His Pants"Published 3 months ago by Joe
It was everything I expected. Excellent 1950' s black and white horror movie.Published 5 months ago by william gabriel
Not bad for a typical 50's Sci-fi in the genre of the many "Radioactivity altering DNA" films of that era.Published 8 months ago by Richard Miller
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