BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
These previews were too scary!! why did you lure me into watching it!! now i am all jittery!! i wont be able top sleep tonight!! posting this was just wrong!! i feell like i have bugs crawling all over me!! i am a wreck!! this was irresponsible!!
"The First Horror-Monster Musical"?
Scientist, bikinis, biker gangs, rock and roll hits, beach parties, atomic monsters, zombies. That one has it all.
Brilliant. Better than "Cloverfield."
In a film mocking these films, in the wake of the Medveds' books on bad films, Gilda Radner in the character of a little girl refers to the beast in this one (which you can't see too well in the posted clip, alas) as the Monster with All the Hot Dogs in Its Mouth.It's hard to argue with. Yes, Benjie, it beat HILLBILLIES IN A HAUNTED MANSION to the screen by at least three years, for example.
I think I read somewhere that Emerson LaSalle was hired (but uncredited) to do rewrites on this screenplay.VG
You can see the fine hand of the Master in some scenes, particularly the slumber party.