Monday, April 15, 2024

Mon-mat

Last of the 50s sci fi shockers for now … so bad, it’s good … after all, it has Barbara Wilson in it. The blurb reads: “Aliens release a furry critter in the wilds of Lapland where it takes a woman captive and threatens a group of scientists.” Uh huh.


A brief introduction to director Jerry Warren who is the worst in my opinion. Warren would buy foreign movies, cut out the dialogue scenes and then add newly directed scenes so that he could then sell the movie off as his own. These added scenes usually have nothing to do with the "original" movie scenes surrounding them but that can sometimes add to the charm. 

This film was originally a Swedish production called Terror in the Midnight Sun but Warren chopped it up, added a few scenes with John Carradine and had him serve as the narrator. A spaceship crashes in the mountains and out gets a huge, hairy creature who stalks some scientists. The look of the creature is certainly dumb enough to get a few laughs but this doesn't happen until the final ten minutes and what follows that is pretty hard to get though. Slow, boring, stupid and simply badly made. The added scenes are equally poor. 

However, it must be said that this is still a lot better than Warren's Attack of the Mayan Mummy and Frankenstein Island.

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