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on 9 November 2009
Much to the consternation of Sherriff Jeff(Fred Graham), people are dissapearing in the small town he patrols, leaving behind car wrecks, briefcases and blood stains. Where are the bodies though? His job is made more difficult by the fact he's having to keep the peace between local big wig Wheeler, whose son is missing and the local youths, who Wheeler blames for leading his son astray. However, it soon becomes apparent that something far more dangerous than juvenile deliquency is responsible for the missing populus, and the Sherriff joins forces with teenage wannabee pop star/car mechanic and all round good egg Chase Winstead(Don Sullivan) to solve the mystery
This is another low budget gem from the man responsible for the mighty 'Killer Shrews' Ray Kellogg. Its an utterly charming film, with some great dialogue and strange plot developments(not least that our Hero Chase is prone to burst into song at any moment), compensating for the poor creature effects i.e none. As I have already stated in my review for 'The Killer Shrews' though, surely if a director has no budget, better to use a real animal than a shoddy effect. This time round its an ordinary Gila Monster with toy trains and trucks. There are a couple of great performances, the standout being Fred Graham who is superb as world weary, forward thinking Sherriff Jeff, who shows great respect for the local teenagers, and tolerance towards habitual drunk driver Old Man Harris(Shug Fisher), telling him off for rambling at one point by saying "I ask you the time, and you tell me how to build a clock!". Talking of the teenagers Jeff defends, well the town seems almost entirely populated by them, not much older flesh on display here.
A great, scattershot 1950's creature feature, with enough little touches and eccentricities to make it pretty unique and memorable. The only downside is poor picture and muffled sound quality, but it is very watchable despite that. 5 out of 5 for the film anyway
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This is a picture of life before CGI. The contrived dialog is part of the mystique. You get to see hotrods and large lizards (every thing is bigger in Texas.) The blob it is not; but it is a necessary addition to any 50' collection.
A teenage boy and a teenage girl disappear together and the law is getting suspicious.
I want to ask the monster if teenagers taste like chicken?
Watch for your self.
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on 21 May 2013
Other reviewers have covered why this great little movie will be of interest to any fans of classic 50's monster movies. I already own a copy as part of a sci fi box set but wanted a standalone copy with the original artwork. Well, buyer beware. First of all the entire pre-title sequence is missing which renders much of the opening scenes meaningless. The picture and sound quality is truly abysmal. The version I already own isn't great but is superior. This borders on unwatchable.

So be all means search out this movie on an alternative release but please avoid this version.

Hope this helps.
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on 12 November 2013
l Remember seeing this Scary Film at Pictures and l,ve always wanted to Own it, (Now l,ve achieved it!) I have seen this Film once
on the Telly and l really love this Film!
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