Tuesday, October 30, 2007

THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER - Chuck Sagle - "Kill Vicki, Kill Mark" (1965)

It's Very Easy to write off "The Beach Girls & The Monster" as complete fluff, which it is, but you just can not take away the fact that it has some very real excellent moments. The piece of music presented here is beyond belief! Starting off with some cool bongos, then extra greasy surf sax and crazy distorted guitar laid over an A+ heartbeat pounding drum, which segues into a driving jazzy free drum set followed with a loungey Brubeck piano tinged Kenyon Hopkins type psycholicious nightmare extravaganza! Yeah, yeah, Sure, sure, Vicki and Mark get killed too, but that's really a very minor detail compared to the incredible musical contribution to the scenes! This is really good!!

Vicki & Mark


Greg Goodsell said...

The one scene that sticks out in my mind is the climactic chase with the girlfriend of the hero exclaiming, "He must be insane!" every two minutes.

Anonymous said...

In brief, I think it's the presence of Ms. Sue Casey (aka "Vicki" in this movie) that makes this a true cult-classic; such an elegant & sexy Lady!

Titan said...

Its cool movie its time capsule wish it stayed i saw it at seven years old christmas week 1970 loved it ever since who can forget surf music and jazz spycho score duren monster murder scenes

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