Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Trog (1970)

2.5 / 5

Tagline: From a million years back...Horror explodes into today!
Directed by: Freddie Francis
Written by: Peter Bryan, John Gilling
Actors include: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay
Genre: Horror
Length: 93 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: UK

Tee hee this is a silly 'un and by all standards it is a bad movie. Still it's rather nicely filmed, and has Joan Crawford in it (even though she clearly couldn't give a rat's ass about the film) and of course a trog (aka man with a rubber monkey head on wearing a loincloth). As the erm plot states, three people go exploring in a cave, and two end up a Trog!!! The survivor goes to the surface where a scientist (Joan Crawford) takes interest in the Trog and they all lure the Trog out of it's cave. Joan starts testing it and treating it like a baby teaching it basic colors and shapes and stuff. Of course there is opposition who keeps yelling for the monster to be destroyed while Joan has to prove the monster is more human than erm ape...Trog? Anyhow the first half is much easier to watch than the second as watching a disinterested Crawford wind up a doll and making it walk to the Trog is less than exciting. Still better than it's reputation and honestly if you like bad movies you'll want to see this one!

Availability:  On DVD

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