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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Brit Sci-Fi Monster Movie ‘Gorgo’

Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Brit Sci-Fi Monster Movie 'Gorgo'

Unstoppable Monsters! week continues at Trailers from Hell with John Landis introducing “Gorgo,” production designer-turned-director Eugene Lourie’s final entry in his dinosaur trilogy. 

The third time’s the charm for GORGO, which benefitted
from a massive MGM ad campaign that made it a must-see for the moppet trade in
1960. Unlike BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS and GIANT BEHEMOTH, this is a
man-in-suit Godzilla style epic with elaborate production values apart from the
inept sodium-vapor superimpositions. Monarch Books issued an inexplicably
sexed-up paperback novelization that introduced many unsuspecting kids to the
mysteries of womankind–ironic in that there’s no love interest whatsoever in
the movie!

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