The Manster (1959)
Nomination Year: 2014
SYNOPSIS: This was made all the more funny (to me) because I had a good friend in Virginia whose actual name was Leo Manster. First scene: Japanese-looking women bathing in a pool. Good start. A Japanese mad scientist studying how to create vast genetic mutations in humans (why? Never explained) has already burned through his brother and his own wife. But when an American reporter shows up on his doorstep, and he’s relatively healthy, the doc is SURE his latest formulation will succeed. It does…sort of. After the personality changes where he falls for the beautiful assistant and rejects his loving and amazingly loyal wife, the poor guy grows another head and goes on a murderous rampage.
- "Wanna Run That By Me Again?"
Overblown Speech Ending!
AWESOME example of my favorite way to end a cheesy 50’s sci-fi flick. “Perhaps it all makes sense now. [NO IT DOESN’T!!] Believe in the good in Larry. In all of us.”
- Stupidest-Looking Monster
This shrink is WAY to smart to live. He sees Larry enter, acting erratically. He immediately rushes to the phone and calls the police, then heads to his drug cabinet for sedatives. Sadly, we see Larry go full manster and grow another head. Even the doc doesn’t buy it. Then he buys it.
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