Wednesday, December 31, 2008

MST3K - The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

Here's another movie I loved watching on TV as a kid in the 60's and 70's, though we didn't have MST3K (or cable).

The Amazing Colossal Man stars Glenn Langan as Lt. Col. Glenn Manning, who is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size. As he grows, his heart and circulatory system fail to keep pace with his growth, and he is gradually losing his mind as a result of reduced blood supply to his brain. He reaches 50 feet tall before his growth is stopped. By this time he has become insane, and escapes to wreak havoc upon Las Vegas.

Full movie, from a playlist:


mantmarble said...

The Amazing Colossal Man and its sequel are two of the most twisted and yet revelatory films ever made. They messed up my head as an eight year old and I have never recovered.

Bill Brewer said...

I saw the movie as a kid, too, and thought the giant hypodermic needle scene amazing!

movie scary said...

pretty old school