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OTHER GIANT MONSTER MOVIES

MONSTROID: IT CAME FROM THE LAKE (1979)
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Directed By:
Kenneth Hartford (as Kenneth Herts)
Herbert L. Strock (uncredited)

Starring:
John Carradine

Rated R
Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror/True
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Brief Nudity
Also Known As:
It Came from the Lake
Monster, the Legend That Became a Terror
Monstroid
Monstroid: It Came from the Lake (USA) (DVD box title)
The Toxic Horror (USA)
Toxic Monster
Monster (Original Title)

THE PLOT:

The dispute between local fishermen and a huge chemical company takes a strange turn when the legal chemical dumping awakens and mutates a dormant dinosaur egg. The creature his huge and hungry and the chemical company rather not let the world know they had a hand in the awakening of this massive monstroid.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Now no one has come along to say otherwise but so far all accounts say this movie was based on a true story that took place of June of 1971. That's very interesting, I just wish the only movie to tell this strange true story wasn't this B-Movie that ended up on movie macabre not two years after it's release. But as B-Movies go, it wasn't bad, I give it 7 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd, I just wish they chose to tell this true story through a better movie, and I think the movie focused way too much on the fight between the Fishermen and the Chemical Company, as far as I know that kind of harmful dumping was illegal even in 1971, somebody had to been being bribe somewhere along the line. In stead of fighting they should have been gathering evidence against the company, that would have been the smart thing to do. 5 STARS from me.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (- HITS):

+ TRUE STORY (Interesting that this is a true story.)
+ CAST (The cast does do a good acting job.)
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (Not great or perfect but good.)
+ CREATURE DESIGN (I wonder if that is what the creature in real life looked like?)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- PRODUCTION VALUES (Film quality, sound, and lighting could have been way better.)
- FACTS (I wonder how much was fact and how much was fiction?)
- FIGHT (The film spends way too much time in the fight between the Fishermen and the Chemical Company.)
- LEGAL (I'm not sure that kind of toxic dumping was legal in 1971 either.)

...AND FINALLY....

- BETTER MOVIE (If this is truly a true story, then it deserves a better movie to tell it.)

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