Though the overlays were still impressive for their time, with outside shots ranging from scenic to well-framed. The plummeting of a sparkling meteorite into the local lake spells big trouble for Hanson, the townsfolk and some visiting tourists, however, as the superhot chunk of space junk soon warms up the lake's waters and acts as an incubator of sorts for a plesiosaur egg that had long lain dormant in its icy depths. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates! The 33-mile Rim Drive is on list. This is a real drive-in sort of film that had the unfortunate luck of coming just as Star Wars changed the way we look at special effects. Convinced that the occult roots of the school and the horrific tale of its founding mother may hold an unthinkable secret, she begins a hallucinatory journey into the black heart of one of the most powerful witches ever known to exist. Theories say it has something to do with a movie about a giant shark, but that almost seems too ridiculous to be true.
Will Suzy solve the mystery of the cursed academy before the fearsome Black Queen consumes her, or will she finally reveal the secret that has forever haunted the lavish corridors of the academy and bring an end to the Black Queen's terrifying reign? The monster itself is by far the most impressive thing about The Crater Lake Monster, the stop-motion animation on it is actually quite impressive. Well, what are the odds! It premiered on January 1, 1977 and I remember seeing it on triple bills of drive in theaters at least two summers in a row for a week or two in 1977 and 1978. It was bad, but I still liked it, despite my one star rating. With more plot holes than you can shake a stick at this should have been better but poor writing and laughable sfx ruined it. Think cold food and a cooler. Way too much footage is devoted to the antics of Arnie Chabot Glen Roberts and Mitch Kowalski Mark Siegel who portray two local hicks who run a boat rental and tackle shop business on the lake. In research, the stop motion work here was created by David W.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals. With the great stop motion the only good thing in this movie by the late Dave Allan, who wasted most of his career on trash like this, this film with bad acting, lame story and pathetic direction - is just another bad movie Dave wasted his time on. They paid no attention to her, so she used her magic staff - which used moonstones as the source of her power - to turn a frog into a horrible monster that attacked the villagers. It is monotonously directed, edited and colour processed. Velma joins in, and manages to break free of the witch's control.
They go to great lengths to describe it as a giant lizard of some kind with flipper things instead of feet. After this one, he joined forces with Charles Band for several years until the the mid-nineties, when Band ran out of money to pay him, I guess. It is more than worth looking up the trailer and the clips of the monster, but the rest of the movie built around those moments is totally forgettable. The first 80-minutes is pretty much dialogue driven with only a few attacks, which are mainly kept off camera. The past couple of days have been crazy and I realize it's already Wednesday, but we still have a lot of movies to talk about that will be unleashed upon us in the second half of this week! The next day, Velma shows the others security footage of the lake monster meeting a mysteriously masked figure on the beach.
Overall, the park is accessible. Excited with their find, they are quickly interrupted with the arrival of a falling meteor that closes off the cave. A meteor, because they were big in the 1970s, hits the lake, heats it up, and wakes up American-Nessie. He started Matte Painting on that film as well while still doing Stop-Motion also. Sure, the creature was there, but hardly for very long, and it definitely wasn't part of the movie in a way that you ever felt that the movie's plot and storyline was revolving around the creature. The mind-bending logic in the narrative should be enough reason for that.
It's just a lot of fun to write reviews of skin flicks. The attack scenes depicted in this film handled by Dave Allen using Stop-Motion Animation. There's a couple of suspenseful 'sting' kind of musical cuts used which are the type of thing a Buchanan or Ormond or Tucker would have used in their films in the early 1960's. Its logic will twist your mind to force laughter out of you. The screenplay was also written by Stromberg and Cardella. We have an animated meteor crashing.
I recommend skipping over this one unless you are determined to sit through it, because the clips will give you all of the highlights that are worth seeing. It still contains at least 30 minutes of blatant padding and consequently feels like it's much longer than it really is. But honestly, this was probably a bad film to begin with, so Crown really couldn't have done that much to hurt it. A town meeting held in the local diner!!! If you check a few travel forums and online discussions you will see warning after warning to lower your expectations. Allen rarely worked with a budget large enough to do more than give us an idea that he was capable of truly creating something out of nothing. Scooby bites Shaggy, causing Shaggy to knock over the table and drop the moonstone on the ground that he was going to give to Velma as a surprise.
He then tells them the story of the lake monster: how when people were first settling Erie Point, an old woman named Wanda Grubwort who was also a warned them not to come onto her land. Stop motion animator Dave Allen eventually found his professional groove, and he should have. This is not something that was seen during the review process. In all, a nice try, from a group of filmmakers whose heart was certainly in the right place. In fact, I remember seeing the trailer on a compilation tape as a kid, and thinking that this looked like one of the coolest movies of the bunch. Yep it has the unbelievably bad awful acting, and terrible dialogue you expect from the genre.
They make absolutely no sense. Overall, this is a movie that I really hoped would be more entertaining than it is. Pinning, sharing, and retweeting are always welcome and appreciated! Well that would explain why Mitch and Arnie talk about fishing being really poor in the lake for the whole summer, I suppose. Keri gets credit for making our October trip to Crater Lake bearable, instead of completely miserable. After seeing her in the snow with strappy sandals I tossed a coat, gloves, and hat in the car.