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Thursday, April 3, 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014: C is for The Crater Lake Monster!



1977


Here's a case where the poster far outstrips the movie it is advertising. The Crater Lake Monster is a throwback to the creature features of the 1950's, right down to the awesome stop motion animation used to bring the monster to life. But the film is beyond slight - and represents the only filmic output of nearly everyone involved - except for visual effects guru Dave Allen - who had a fine career in movies and television before his untimely death a few years ago.



So, the movie is not that great - although a nostalgic fave of mine - but I don't think anyone would say that isn't a terrific and gorgeous piece of cinematic advertising up there.







Until tomorrow's post, which I hope will rock "D" world for you - you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

10 comments:

  1. I totally need to look into that (and here I thought I'd seen all the 50's creature movies). I'm glad to have discovered your blog! :)

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    1. This one is actually from 1977 - and you just helped me realize I don't have the movies from the first three posts listed with their year of release - going to fix that now! Thanks!

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  2. Man , what a beautiful poster - and a cool little movie too !

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    1. It is some gorgeous artwork - and the movie is one I was going to enjoy just for being a big ol' stop motion fest.

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  3. Drat. I'm a sucker for stop motion but this movie sounds horrible.

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    1. You may not have a great time with it - but really, as a fan of the mostly lost art of stop motion - you kind of have to see it just so you can say you did.

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  4. I love love love this movie!! Okay, that's a big fat lie. I do love the stop-motion animation. I love all stop-motion though.

    Happy A to Z-ing. See ya 'round the web. All Things Kevyn

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    1. Then you probably still won't love this movie. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. Have this one in one of of my movie packs. Hilariously silly monster-rubbish, but the finale with the bulldozer is awesome.

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