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The Giant Gila Monster

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Horror, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:June 25, 1959
Running time:74 minutes
Cast:Don Sullivan, Fred Graham, Lisa Simone, Shug Fisher, Bob Thompson
Director:Ray Kellogg
Producer:Ken Curtis, B.R. McLendon
Writer:Ray Kellogg, Jay Simms
Distributor:McLendon-Radio Pictures Distributing Com

Description: In The Giant Gila Monster, most of the plot is given over to a group of hot-rod enthusiasts, headed by nice-guy Chace Winstead (Don Sullivan), who sometimes breaks into song. Before long, the titular gila monster, which is just that -- a real gila monster -- is lumbering about on miniaturized sets terrorizing the community, killing at random, knocking over trains and barns, and in general making a nuisance of itself. When the monster threatens to devour Chace's kid sister, he attempts to dispatch the beast with a hot rod full of nitroglycerin. The Giant Gila Monster was originally released on a double bill with The Killer Shrews.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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