Monday, March 10, 2008

The Alligator People (1959) DVD

Tech Stuff:
Running Time: 74 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: Dolby Stereo 5.1
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: 1
MSRP: $9.98

The Flick:
I've wanted to see this film for years, ever since I was a kid and saw a trailer for it included on a compilation VHS of cheapo horror hosted by John Zacherly..because even then, I found it hilarious. Plus, where else are ya gonna see an obviously drunk Lon Chaney Jr., playing a drunk Cajun? A drunk Cajun with a hook for a hand obsessed with killin' 'gators? I rest my case....

Beverly Garland portrays Jane Marvin, a young newlywed who suffered every bride's nightmare: her beau abandoning her on their wedding night. Well, that, and he might be some kinda freakish mutant aliigator person, which she comes to suspect after a little search for him leads her to the bayou, where she meets mad scientist Dr. Sinclair (George MacReady) and gator hatin' creepy local Manon (Chaney).
Is Jane's husband a filthy swamp lovin' mutant, a product of Sinclair's experiments in radiation and reptile glands, with hopes of regenerating tissue for accident victims? Or, is she just crazy? Find out as the plot unfolds...

The Alligator People isn't high brow science fiction, but it is a helluva lotta fun...and worth a few unintentional laughs....

Extra Crap:
Nothing to speak of, other than four trailers for other Fox DVD releases: The Fly (1958), The Fly (1986), The Omen, and The Phantom of Paradise

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