Dec 26, 2016
Monster A-Go Go (1965) (part 3 of 8)
We next find Carl’s dark Plymouth pulling up in the Wooded Area beside Connor’s Buick. All three get out, but Carl wants Ruth to stay in the car and “sleep” [?]. Meanwhile, their voices get that far away echo-y sound like when someone forgets to turn on the podium microphones at a news conference.
Carl and Nora walk over to Col. Connors, who’s standing next to a pipe-smoking guy with a Walt Disney-style moustache. Connors is covering up a body with a wool blanket, and Carl wants to know if it’s Frank. Pipe Smoking Guy tells him it’s “Jim Taylor, the helicopter pilot!” And not Jim Taylor, the famous folk singer.
Connors describes their last radio conversation with Jim, and Pipe Smoking Guy tells Carl to take a look at the body. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” he says. Carl pulls back the blanket to reveal… well, a perfectly normal looking guy, actually. Carl yells, “He’s shriveled up like a dried prune!” Um, what? I don’t want to question Carl’s powers of observation here, but this is really not in evidence.