Monster on the Campus (1958)

Monster on the Campus (1958)

Country: USA

Director: Jack Arnold

Main Stars: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt

Storyline: A cut from a primitive fish causes a professor to become a caveman

MV5BMTQ5MzEyOTg5Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzU2OTAzMQ@@__V1_SX214_Review (Spoils): The ancient fish called the coelacanth from Madagascar is delivered to research professor Donald Blake (Arthur Franz). Somehow a dog drinks the blood from the body of the dead fish it goes mad like it has rabies. During the research Donald cuts himself on the jagged teeth of the fish and he feels dizzy. During this he passes out and transforms into a man beast of prehistoric time. He kills in his rage killing a number of people that in his way after transformation. He does not remember any of it but through investigation he finds out the fish was preserved with gamma rays. But unfortunately he carries off with the dame young Madeleine (Joanna Moore ) into the woods, shows his transformation but the cops shoot him.

The film is not bad but it comes close to the storyline of the Wolfman. The man beast is just an ugly furry man that resembles a big foot.

Rating: The movie is pro evolution and for that it can be interesting for its time of release. The acting is lame but the giant dragonfly and the man beast itself is worth a glance or a laugh.

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4/10 Beers!



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One response to “Monster on the Campus (1958)

  1. This movie is hilarious fun. It’s been years since I’ve seen it, but I remember the scientist carrying the prehistoric fish with his hand in its mouth to put it on an examination table, which is how he got bit.

    The axe-in-the-head shot was a “did we seriously just see that?!” moment considering the age of the film and the handling of the rest of the content.

    Thanks for the review!

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