Friday, July 27, 2007


This 1960 film, staring no one of consequence and barely directed by anyone, is a highly amusing, and painfully horrible B-film.

Scientists on a Caribbean island are testing underwater bombs – for some reason I suppose. Well, not too long after this they discover a “frozen” Dinosaur, and soon later some goons find a caveman frozen as well. Wonderful.

I have a feeling that Evan Stone channeled this caveman in the bad late night HBO movie – Bikini Cavegirl. Again like most of my reviews, I digress. You’d think this was a rip-off of films like “The Valley of the Gwangi” or “One Million Years B.C.”, but this film preceeds both of them by many years.

The film does star one of the most annoying rapscallions ever to grace the screen, and yes that’s even including Dr. Jones’ buddy Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Also stars is a Dom DeLuise/Paul Prudhomme/”later years” Orson Welles lookalike who basically runs the town – almost like a crime boss, but apparently he isn’t one. I wouldn’t have thought otherwise with his somewhat iron grip over the town and his constant mistreatment of women and children.

Watch with friends.

Movie quality *½/*****
Watchability: ***½/*****

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