History Film / TheGiantGilaMonster

10th Jun '16 1:58:57 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Giant Gila Monster''''' is 1959 giant monster movie directed by Ray Kellogg (as part of a double-feature with ''Film/TheKillerShrews'').

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'''''The ''The Giant Gila Monster''''' Monster'' is 1959 giant monster movie directed by Ray Kellogg (as part of a double-feature with ''Film/TheKillerShrews'').


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28th May '16 2:30:45 PM WildeOscar
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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: Nitroglycerin would explode very quickly if jerked around in a car like that. Joel and the bots have fun with this.
4th May '16 8:49:42 AM Orbiting
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* TheCastShowoff: Don Sullivan (Chase) wrote and sang the [[NotableOriginalMusic "Special Songs"]] in the film.



* TheDanza: Lisa Simone as Lisa.
18th Dec '15 9:21:50 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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7th Aug '15 7:57:53 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Giant Gila Monster''''' is 1959 giant monster movie directed by Ray Kellogg (as part of a double-feature with ''TheKillerShrews'').

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'''''The Giant Gila Monster''''' is 1959 giant monster movie directed by Ray Kellogg (as part of a double-feature with ''TheKillerShrews'').
''Film/TheKillerShrews'').
20th Oct '13 11:39:10 PM SpukiKitty
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* NotableOriginalMusic: The "Mushroom Song" (a.k.a. "[[RefrainFromAssuming Laugh, Children, Laugh]]"), and "My Baby, She Rocks"

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* NotableOriginalMusic: The "Mushroom Song" (a.k.a. "[[RefrainFromAssuming Laugh, Children, Laugh]]"), and "My Baby, She Rocks"Rocks" (a.k.a. that goofy "''Sing Whenever I Sing''.. song")
20th Feb '13 4:07:26 PM Scooter007
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'''''The Giant Gila Monster''''' is 1959 giant monster movie directed by Ray Kellogg (who also did ''TheKillerShrews'').

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'''''The Giant Gila Monster''''' is 1959 giant monster movie directed by Ray Kellogg (who also did (as part of a double-feature with ''TheKillerShrews'').




* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever

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TheAlcoholic: Old Man Harris. Presumably not Steamroller Smith though; although he is drunk when first we meet him, he's apparently just returning from an all-night party (as evidenced by his tux).
* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever[[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Attack Of The 50-Foot]] [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever Killer Whatever]]



* TheCastShowoff: Don Sullivan (Chase) wrote and sang the [[NotableOriginalMusic "Special Songs"]] in the film.



* CoolOldGuy: The Sheriff tends to be a bit gruff, but is on generally good terms with the kids, especially Chase. Old Man Harris might count as well.
* TheDanza: Lisa Simone as Lisa.
* DeathBySex: Well, they don't make it to the sex stage, but it is heavily implied that the young couple in the film's ColdOpen were planning to elope before the lizard ate them.



* InfantImmortality: The lizard isn't particularly scary to begin with, but it gets a lot less so when it completely fails to catch and eat a crippled nine-year old.

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* DisappearedDad: Chase's father apparently died while working for Mr. Wheeler.
* InfantImmortality: The lizard isn't particularly scary to begin with, but it gets a lot less so when it completely fails to catch and eat a crippled nine-year old.nine-year-old.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Missy, Chase's crippled baby sister.



* TheDanza: Lisa Simone as Lisa.

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* TheDanza: Lisa Simone as Lisa.ObstructiveBureaucrat: Mr. Wheeler seems to have it in for very nearly everyone in the county.
* SesquipedalianSmith: Horatio Alger "Steamroller" Smith, the DJ.
8th Oct '12 5:44:38 PM thesunisup
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* TheDanza: Lisa Simone as Lisa.

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* TheDanza: Lisa Simone as Lisa.Lisa.
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26th Apr '12 3:52:59 PM ultrafan
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This movie had the potential to be a campy {{narm}}-fest, alas; too little is seen of the big lizard wreaking destruction. It's seen onscreen for only about 8 minutes of the film's 74 minute running time. All the rest is seemingly taken up with characters talking about where the couple might have disappeared, hot rods, and Chase playing/teens dancing to cheesy guitar music.

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This movie had the potential to be a campy {{narm}}-fest, alas; too little is seen of the big lizard wreaking destruction. It's seen onscreen on-screen for only about 8 eight minutes of the film's 74 minute running time. All the rest is seemingly taken up with characters talking about where the couple might have disappeared, hot rods, and Chase playing/teens dancing to cheesy guitar music.



* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: It takes about 50 minutes before the lizard finally smashes a train, and 60 before it crashes a teen party.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: It takes about 50 fifty minutes before the lizard finally smashes a train, and 60 sixty before it crashes a teen party.
18th Apr '12 10:46:27 AM chico
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In the backwoods of northern Texas, in a car overlooking a ravine, a young local couple may be scheming to elope and marry when a claw pushes their car over the edge to their deaths. Back in town, at the teen hangout, the couple's friends wonder where they are, and hot rod enthusiast Chase Winstead (Don Sullivan) teams up with the sheriff to go and find them. Sure enough, it transpires that the epononymous beastie is lurking about, and is gradually making its way towards the town.

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In the backwoods of northern Texas, in a car overlooking a ravine, a young local couple may be scheming to elope and marry when a claw pushes their car over the edge to their deaths. Back in town, at the teen hangout, the couple's friends wonder where they are, and hot rod enthusiast Chase Winstead (Don Sullivan) teams up with the sheriff to go and find them. Sure enough, it transpires that the epononymous eponymous beastie is lurking about, and is gradually making its way towards the town.



The movie appeared on the fourth season of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Later on, it was included in the 10th volume of Rhino Video's collections of the series -- replacing ''{{Godzilla}} vs. Megalon'' after the rights to release that film were lost.

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The movie appeared on For the fourth season of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Later on, it was included in the 10th volume of Rhino Video's collections of the series -- replacing ''{{Godzilla}} vs. Megalon'' after the rights to release that film were lost.''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E02TheGiantGilaMonster here]]''.



* [[CanonSue Canon]] [[GaryStu Stu]]: Chase Winstead.



* FridgeLogic: This movie asks you to believe that well into the rock-and-roll era, a saccharine song about Adam and Eve would be popular.



* NightmareRetardant



* NotableOriginalMusic: The "Mushroom Song" (a.k.a. "[[RefrainFromAssuming Laugh, Children, Laugh]]"), and "My Baby, She Rocks".
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The props occupying the sets that the lizard (which was a real Gila monster) crawls on are pretty obviously miniature models.
** Turns out it's not even a real Gila Monster, but a Mexican Beaded Lizard. So thet couldn't even get the species right.
* TheDanza: Lisa Simone as Lisa.

!!The ''{{MST3K}}'' presentation contains examples of:
* RunningGag:
** Making explosion noises every time the hero's jalopy visibly jumps while charging the Giant Gila Monster with a load of nitroglycerine.
** Singing the theme to ''TheMunsters'' when a jalopy appears.
** References to that stupid "Sing Whenever I Sing" ('My Baby She Rocks') song.
** Joel's imitation of the titilar lizard with that "BLBLBLAAAHHHH" noise.
** And all that jazz about "SKID MARKS".
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* NotableOriginalMusic: The "Mushroom Song" (a.k.a. "[[RefrainFromAssuming Laugh, Children, Laugh]]"), and "My Baby, She Rocks".
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The props occupying the sets that the lizard (which was a real Gila monster) crawls on are pretty obviously miniature models.
** Turns out it's not even a real Gila Monster, but a Mexican Beaded Lizard. So thet couldn't even get the species right.
Rocks"
* TheDanza: Lisa Simone as Lisa.

!!The ''{{MST3K}}'' presentation contains examples of:
* RunningGag:
** Making explosion noises every time the hero's jalopy visibly jumps while charging the Giant Gila Monster with a load of nitroglycerine.
** Singing the theme to ''TheMunsters'' when a jalopy appears.
** References to that stupid "Sing Whenever I Sing" ('My Baby She Rocks') song.
** Joel's imitation of the titilar lizard with that "BLBLBLAAAHHHH" noise.
** And all that jazz about "SKID MARKS".
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Lisa.
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