After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.
“Invincible…Indestructible! What was this awesome BEAST born 50 million years out of time?”
“See a mighty city trampled to destruction!“
Last week, I talked about one of the best monster movies of its era, The Fly (1958). This week I am doing almost the exact opposite (not by design, mind you, simply by chance) by talking about Reptilicus (1961). I had never heard of this movie. It was not one that I saw on Not Quite Classic Theatre all those years ago. I don’t think I’d ever even read about it in any of the books I have about old monster movies. Basically, I knew nothing about it before projecting it onto the old home drive-in screen last week…
…and maybe I should have kept it that way.