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Blood Splattered Cinema
Hosted by: Horror Guru
The Horror Guru reviews the bloodiest, wildest, and weirdest horror that cinema has to offer!
Cartoon Palooza
Hosted by: Joey Tedesco
A satirical review show where a guy from Jersey watches and criticizes cartoons, including everything from comic books to animated movies. Whatever it is, Joey will either tell you to run out and see it... or fughetabouit!
The Count Jackula Show
Hosted by: Count Jackula
There are vampires, and there are men from outer space, but there is only one vampire from outer space! Join Count Jackula from the Planet Drakula as he explains the ins and outs of horror, from the mythic to the modern. Blood, off-color humor, and an obsession with Elvira are in store for you!
The Examined Life (of Gaming)
Hosted by: Roland Thompson
Just when video games were getting good, the late '90s and early '00s came along. The Examined Life (of Gaming) dares to delve into the good, the bad, and the value-priced games of this dark period, and sometimes we find something worth playing!
The Film Renegado
Hosted by: Film Renegado
Coming to you from south of the border, it's the Film Renegado! A civil engineer with a cinephile complex, the Film Renegado uses movies made in Mexico or by Mexican directors to share bits from his country's culture, past and present. You will both learn and be entertained! How cool is that?
Friday Night Fright Flicks
Hosted by: Count Jackula & Horror Guru
Welcome, fright knights, to Friday Night Fright Flicks! Join your hosts Count Jackula and the Horror Guru as they stumble their way through current horror releases, letting you know which ones are worth the price of admission.
Good Bad Flicks
Hosted by: Cecil Trachenburg
Good Bad Flicks is a show not only dedicated to rare movies, but also forgotten classics and misunderstood box office bombs. Your host Cecil takes you through each movie, discussing the promotional materials, and taking a look at what went on behind the scenes. With a healthy dose of Irish sarcasm, he throws a few jabs at even his most cherished favorites.
The Graphic Novel Picture Show
Hosted by: Sybil Pandemic
Your host Solkir presents The Graphic Novel Picture Show, a retrospective of the history of comic book movies!
The Movie Skewer
Hosted by: Team Agony Booth
From the makers of the Agony Booth™ comes The Movie Skewer, where terrible movies are roasted over an open flame for your enjoyment. Watch the very first online review/recap series that’s too much for one host to handle!
Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack
Hosted by: Michael A. Novelli
Need a healthy dose of cynicism from a guy whose face you can barely see? Then Mr. Mendo’s your man! Whether a movie suffers from Hype Backlash, Intellectual Dishonesty, or is just Complete Shit, Mr. Mendo is there. Mr. Mendo wasn‘t raised in this country, so he takes nothing for granted: if something ain‘t right, he’ll nose it out. So join him as he takes on Oscar winners and legendary flops alike in front of a blanket suspended between his couch and recliner!
Stuff You Like
Hosted by: Sursum Ursa
Stuff You Like is an original show where redhead Sursum Ursa waxes enthusiastic about movies, TV shows, and anything else that comes to mind! Expect singing, snarky subtitles, random pictures she finds on the internet, and lots of fangirling!
Terror Obscura
Hosted by: Fear Fan
Terror Obscura is a show dedicated to exploring the best and worst horror films ever made. While some shows are content to just mock bad films, this one isn't afraid to take even the most sacred of cows to the slaughterhouse. If you like horror, humor, or if you're just looking to find some titles you might want to rent, Terror Obscura is the show for you!
Tom's Retrophilia
Hosted by: Thomas Stockel
Is he a connoisseur of vintage media, or just a bitter old man trapped in the past?  Either way, tune in and watch Tom take a look at the movies and television shows from a time when he was actually in the target audience!
The Unusual Suspect
Hosted by: Unusual Suspect
The Unusual Suspect reviews popular movies, and tears 'em apart! They may be good, but no movie is perfect, and there's always things you may have overlooked and hadn't thought about. So join the Suspect as he exploits and ridicules the films you know and love. Just don't kill him for it!
What We Had to Watch
Hosted by: Il Neige
Il Neige is a smart-ass with a love-hate relationship with movies from the new millennium. Sure, reviews can be fun or cathartic, but there's also the risk of the occasional Twi-hard invasion or fireball to the face! ...That's how these things usually go, right? So join Il Neige as he braves the cinematic dangers that lie just beyond the fourth wall to critique the best and worst of 21st century filmmaking!
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Monster A-Go Go (1965) Movie Recap Page 6 of 8
Posted by Dr. Winston O'Boogie Posted on: June 16, 2003
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Then we abruptly cut to some women sunbathing on blankets in a park. Gosh, I wonder where this is going. Oddly, most of the sunbathers are fully clothed [?!], except for one girl in a bikini. Anyway, with very little fanfare, Frank Douglas, Mr. Oatmeal Face himself, comes stalking out of the trees. The "sonar + crunching" noise is heard again as he strolls towards the camera. As expected, we switch to his POV as he bears down on the women on blankets, and almost as if on cue, the four women suddenly sit up in unison [!] and start screaming their lungs out. Without a moment's thought, they all just run away. End scene. Wow, that was suspenseful. And very entertaining. Yes, this is definitely one great Francis Ford Coppolla flick.


"Wait! Don't run away! Aw, shucks... I was hoping they could recommend a good dermatologist."


Then we cut to a phone on somebody's desk and it rings. And by "rings", I mean a guy on the soundtrack is pretty obviously going "Brrrruh" [!!!]. Oh man. I shudder to think of how much things went wrong in post-production that some guy was forced to make a "phone" sound effect with his mouth. It turns out that we're in some kind of control center, with big bulky computers and an easel. Nora is here, as is Col. Connors. (At first I wasn't sure it was Nora, because her hairstyle has completely changed since her last scene [?].) Connors answers the phone and gets a report of the attack on the Blanket Party. He points to the site of the attack on a map of the Lake Michigan area, and Nora notes that it's right near Ruth's house. Which, by the way, is a fact that will never become important.

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Connors asks Nora where Dr. "Chalk Me Up as Incompetent" Logan is. Nora non-answers, so Connors storms out to meet with him personally. We find Logan in his office, sitting at a typewriter doing the hunt-and-peck. Connors shows up and says Douglas was sighted by "over a dozen people." Uh, I counted four. Connors says, "They panicked. Some of them are still in shock!"

Connors then says, "Washington called. They put me completely in charge." Actually, by "Washington", he means he got a call from Isaac Washington, the bartender on The Love Boat. Isaac even did that "snapping and pointing at you with both hands" thing at Connors and everything. Connors tells Logan that they want results, as opposed to all that "screwing up" stuff Dr. Logan has been doing all along.

Connors says he needs "answers", then gives Logan enough rope to hang himself by asking, "Is there anything else I should know?" Logan tries to duck the question, but after some lackluster yelling from Connors, Logan finally comes out with it, but warns it's "just a theory". Apparently, his ballsy hypothesis is that Douglas is "worse" and that he'll get "progressively worse". He describes how when he first gave Douglas the antidote, the effect wore off after five days. But with each new injection, the effect wore off more rapidly, and the last time he injected Douglas, it lasted only a few hours.

Logan says that now that Douglas has the antidote, he'll just get worse each time it wears off. Connors wonders if he'll get larger [?]. Logan says, "No, he doesn't get larger." It's the pictures that get smaller. "The radius of his danger zone does!" What? Danger zone? Huh? Anyway, without the antidote, he could "contaminate everything and everybody within a radius of fifty miles!"

Connors decides that Douglas "has got to be destroyed" and says they have to keep him out of populated areas. Connors tells Logan, "And I want you with me every minute!" Which, of course, has nothing to do with the hunt for the monster, but that's a whole other movie.

Out in the night, a jeep filled with Army guys pulls into view, and men jump out. Obnoxious Shouting Narrator, take it away! "As the giant became bolder, his movements were more easily tracked! And the Army was called out in force! Because this was, after all, an American astronaut! And official orders were not to fire! But one nervous soldier is all that is ever needed to start a panic!"

As he talks, we see some kid climbing out of his bedroom window. Upon closer inspection, it turns out to be our old friend Jimmy [!]. Remember him? Ruth's kid with the crash helmet? An Army guy tries to stop Jimmy, and when he grabs the kid by the arm, the soldier's obviously plastic rifle falls off his arm and lands on the ground [!]. Suddenly, the soldier blandly says, "My God, look." The two of them look over at something off-screen and begin backing away. As they back away, the Army guy starts shooting an obvious starter pistol into the air. And... they're off! He fires the pistol twice more before he trips on something and falls on his ass [!]. Ah, we're in good hands with the U.S. military.

Meanwhile, some more jeeps cruise into view, and drop off more Army guys. Some of them hunker down and start randomly shooting into the distance. Yeah, so much for those "official orders" not to fire, I guess.

We then see Connors on the phone. He hangs it up awkwardly and tells somebody that Douglas was just at Ruth's house. Connors says, "It was like shooting at a wall!" Of course, they weren't supposed to be shooting at Douglas at all in the first place, but so what? We change angles and see that Dr. Logan has joined Nora and Connors in the control center.

Connors asks Dr. Logan what they should do now, but Dr. Logan doesn't know. Gee, he never let us down before. Except for that time when he let us all down. Connors points to the map and tells Logan and Nora that they have the area surrounded, and they'll get Douglas within an hour. "Yes!" Nora breathlessly yells, obviously ecstatic to have another line. "But then what?"

Abruptly, we cut to a woman out in the middle of nowhere trying to start her convertible, but not having much luck. A truck happens along at that exact moment, and the woman manages to flag it down. Actually, it probably wasn't that hard, considering her car is blocking the road. Prepare yourself, because this is without a doubt the most irrelevant scene in the movie. In fact, you could drop this same scene into any other movie, from a Civil War drama to a Biblical epic, and it would have just as much connection to the rest of the movie.

The truck driver pokes his head out and yells at the woman, but she explains her car broke down. The driver, a big meaty Joe Don Baker look-alike, says, "Well, call the Automobile Club!" Poor AAA. First they get an unwanted plug in this movie, and then 13 years later, Moment by Moment. The woman memorably notes, "Hey, I thought truck drivers were the gentlemen of the road!" Oh yeah. Those mudflaps with female silhouettes just scream "chivalry".

The driver gets out, and seeing her pointy, triangular breasts, suddenly has a big goofy grin plastered on his face. He asks a couple of questions, then deduces that she's run out of gas, so he grabs a gas can that just happens to be right there on the front seat of his truck [?]. He fills up her tank while she stands right next to him and stabs him in the shoulder with her pointy bra.

Eventually, he tells her to go sit in the car, because she's "makin' me nervous!" She complies, and for no reason, he has her open the hood. Soon, we see some silver boots traipsing down the road. Now, you probably think you know what's about to happen. You know these two people are about to get attacked by the monster. Right? Right? Actually, that's not what's about to happen at all. Surprising, I know.

"Ow. Ow."


Anyway, after doing nothing under the hood for a while, the truck driver jumps in the woman's car so he can start it for her. The woman is giving him a total gonna-bang-him-tonight hard stare, and boy, does she have that look perfected.

The car starts and the driver says, "There ya are, ma'am, and for God's sake, next time drive 'em on a full tank o' gas!" She says, "Thank you, Lancelot!" but he insists the name is "Kelly". She tries to give him cash, but Kelly just tosses it back at her and walks off. However, she calls him back, and from out of nowhere pulls him in for a kiss [!!].

She pulls off and a stunned Kelly heads back to his truck. He looks in his side view mirror and says to his reflection, "Gregory Peck?" Uh, no, Chubby Loser. Who got very lucky. But you were close.

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