Thursday, 11 August 2011

Go soak your fat head

Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Chosen by Mark Hooton who had this to say: 'Mine and Jim's least fave and the one we watched last, so we might have just burnt out by that point. It has some crazy threats of domestic violence in there with a shot gun and that's about all that really sticks'

Another dull monster quickie from the 50s. This one spends a lot of time with some odd sexual dynamics (I'm still not clear on the relationship between the fat one and the one who dies last or indeed what their names were) and swampland politics but never engages as a character piece or even as a monster movie.
The 'Giant Leeches' don't look too bad in the crappy black and white but are used too sparingly (the movies only 62 minutes but it could have fit in some more monster action in that time for not much more cost surely).

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