- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 26, 2002
- Originally Released: 1959
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
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Description by OLDIES.com:
A monstrous poisonous reptile slithers from the depths of the midwest outback to wreak death and destruction on civilization. When teenagers start disappearing from lover's lane, a tough-talking sheriff and teen hot-rodder form an unlikely alliance to find the missing youths. What they discover is a mutant Gila monster large enough to destroy the whole town. Between scenes of low-budget destruction, Chace Winstead (Don Sullivan of Teenage Zombies / Monster Of Piedras Blancas fame) sings a couple of not-bad pop songs while cowboy perennials Fred Graham and Shug Fisher make memorable appearances. The Giant Gila Monster was filmed in Texas back-to-back with another Ray Kellogg/Ken Curtis production, The Killer Shrews.
When a Texas town is threatened by a gigantic lizard, a singing and swinging teenager kick starts his friends into gear to stop the crazed beast. An enjoyable romp through 1950s science fiction drive-in cheese, the sleepy lizard wreaking havoc on miniature sets is no less terrifying than the musical numbers.
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- Copyright 1991 Rhino Records, Inc. dba Rhino Home Video.