Sunday, December 7, 2008

WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST / AIP - 1958 / Music by Albert Glasser

Its Sunday again, so, that means we're presenting another classic movie. Tonight's entry is definitely that, and, I've picked out some very nice stills to prove it!

One of Mr. BIG's best, I believe...

Bert usually relied on Albert Glasser to give him that "beat the audience up" theme before the movie even starts. Nice psychological tool! Other movies Albert's music appears in: OMOO-OMOO THE SHARK GOD, INVASION USA, PORT SINISTER, HUK!, TEENAGE CAVE MAN, MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL, HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, THE CREMATORS besides a host of Bert I. Gordon films!!

So, get ready for WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST!! Eegah!! has been doing great sound files lately, he's gettin' tricky with a pinch of levity!

Things ain't goin' that great south-of-the-border! Looks like the guy saw a ghost, or, el gigante, or something!

Sally Fraser plays Joyce Manning, aka Glenn's little sister!! Since Joyce doesn't believe Glenn died after he fell off the dam when he was THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN a year earlier, she thinks this story on KTLA news about an incident in Mexico has something to do with him. Then, she makes the call...

Damn!.. Look at all that freakin' booze back there! A fun girl on the weekends, no doubt!!

Talk about BIGFOOT!.. Oh, and, I noticed that Bert made Sally walk through the mud in her pumps!!

I wonder if this scene here, where Glenn quickly pops up from behind a rock, would scare a 10 year old back in 1958, seeing it at the theater? I think, yeah, probably.

The military comes up with a way to capture the giant, fill a bread truck with bread laced with a knockout drug! Pretty simple.

Glenn is captured and then chained up inside a 'big' hanger. Later he goes outside for a smoke!

Glenn's being bad so they gas him again!! Hey, and, it looks like those scars are healing up pretty good!

Guess what?! He gets loose again! This time he ends up in LA at Griffith Park... Man, lucky for Bert and his crew!! At times, the special effects are awesome!

Like another AIP movie, I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN, this gimmick ending was also filmed in color!!

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

The coolest thing in Forry's old house I thought was the floor to ceiling 1-sheet for MADAME SATAN (1930)!

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