The Monster Mash: The Creature Walks Among Us

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“[…]’Cause we all stand between the jungle and the stars, at a crossroads. I think we better decide what brings out the best in humankind, and what brings out the worst, because it’s the stars or the jungle.”

The Creature from the Black Lagoon series was short lived. Already at just film three we’ve reached the end. It was the only entry in the series to not be shot in 3-D, audiences having grown disenchanted of the format by 1956, and it focuses less on action. It attempts to have a grand message about what makes the Creature and what makes people who they are but never offers up any actual answers.

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The Monster Mash: Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

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“She? No, Lou. This mummy is a he. What’s wrong with that? Some mummies are men, some mummies are women.”

“Such a strange country.”

The mummy’s curse has befallen our final entry in the Abbott and Costello monster-meet films. What hobbles out to us isn’t a total disaster, but it’s certainly the lesser of the duo’s three movies we’ve discussed due to a lack of good jokes and fresh material. Continue reading

The Monster Mash: Revenge of the Creature

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“This beast exists because it is stronger than the thing that you call evolution. In it is some force of life, a demon driving it through millions of centuries. It does not surrender so easily to weaklings like you and me.”

This movie is so incredibly boring and forgettable it hardly deserves being talked about. Here we go anyway. Continue reading