Aug 17, 2021
Monster A-Go Go (1965) (part 1 of 8)
The Cast of Characters:
Frank Douglas (Henry Hite). A tall, gangly astronaut transformed by radiation into a tall, gangly, oatmeal-faced monster who, for no particular reason, murders every human being he sees that’s too slow to outrun him.
Dr. Logan #1. The scientist who initially investigates some peculiar deaths in the area. Unfortunately, he kindly places his neck directly between the monster’s hands and becomes one of Frank Douglas’ very first victims.
Col. Steve Connors (Phil Morton). The military man trying to locate and stop Frank Douglas. He eventually comes up with a plan that involves lots of cable, Geiger counters, and a oscilloscope, and lucky viewers get to see every last moment of this plan being implemented.
Carl. One of the scientists at the “Space Agency Astrophysical Laboratories”. I’m not sure what he does, but he definitely likes to be right there whenever one of Douglas’ victims is discovered. Being that he’s pretty much useless, he abruptly disappears about halfway through the movie.
Dr. Nora Kramer. Another scientist at the Astrophysical Laboratories. Her sole responsibility is to whip up the antidote to Douglas’ condition. And by “antidote”, I mean a serum that causes him to mutate and become even more deadly.
Ruth (June Travis). Sister or wife or girlfriend or something to Frank Douglas. Terribly worried about Frank, and worries a lot about him in her worrisome way until she, too, disappears about halfway through the film.
Dr. Chris Manning. Supposedly the “civilian head of the project”, but he really doesn’t do anything different from the other scientists. After an investigation that consists solely of poking around some trees with a flashlight, he also disappears halfway through the film.
Dr. Brent. Takes over for Dr. Manning, doing whatever the hell it was that Dr. Manning was supposedly doing. However, Dr. Brent takes a different tack. In an investigation of bizarre deaths, this guy has the moxie to ask people questions!
Dr. Logan #2. The brother of the first Dr. Logan. Further proof that scientists are very lonely men. He takes a shining to Douglas, locks him in a closet, and spends two months desperately trying to make the monster love him.