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  1. jay says:

    Were people just really slow back then? No, I don’t mean mentally. How many movies have been riffed where the attacker is really slow and the victims are even slower. Go ahead and count them. We have plenty of time while the attacker SLOWLY catches the victim.

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  2. skrag2112 says:

    Title fix: “Slightly Above Average Height Man From Spain”.

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  3. Ray Dunakin says:

    It’s funny how these B movies refer to any tall, or tallish, man as a “giant”. This movie, “Eegah”, “Zombie Nightmare”, etc. And in each case, the “giant” part of their description isn’t even necessary. They already have a distinguishing “monster” feature, such a being a primitive caveman or undead ghoul.

    I guess the writers knew their monster was lame and tried to throw in the word “giant” in a vain attempt to make it scarier.

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  4. Ray Dunakin says:

    jay:
    Were people just really slow back then?No, I don’t mean mentally.How many movies have been riffed where the attacker is really slow and the victims are even slower.Go ahead and count them.We have plenty of time while the attacker SLOWLY catches the victim.

    Yep. And the women almost invariably faint at the slightest thing, then remain blissfully unconscious for an extended period, allowing the monster/caveman/gill-man/whatever to carry them around like a sack of potatoes.

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  5. Kenneth Morgan says:

    This movie is set in Pine Ridge? Where are Lum & Abner?

    (I realize maybe only 1% of people reading this get that reference.)

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  6. Lawgiver says:

    Kenneth Morgan:
    This movie is set in Pine Ridge?Where are Lum & Abner?

    (I realize maybe only 1% of people reading this get that reference.)

    Since I’m part of the 99%, could you explain for me? Thanks ;)

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  7. littleaimishboy says:

    Lawgiver: Since I’m part of the 99%, could you explain for me? Thanks ;)

    Lum & Abner were two notorious crazed cannibal lunatics who terrorized the area surrounding Baltimore’s picturesque Pine Ridge Golf Course, noted for its majestic views of the Loch Raven Reservoir, home to several historic bridges, one which was the site of a horrifying UFO encounter on October 26, 1958.
    Were Lum & Abner actually invaders from another time, perhaps even another dimension? No-one knows.

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  8. Kenneth Morgan says:

    littleaimishboy: Lum & Abner were two notorious crazed cannibal lunatics who terrorized the area surrounding Baltimore’s picturesque Pine Ridge Golf Course, noted for its majestic views of the Loch Raven Reservoir, home to several historic bridges, one which was the site of a horrifying UFO encounter on October 26, 1958.
    Were Lum & Abner actually invaders from another time, perhaps even another dimension?No-one knows.

    Well, actually….https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lum_and_Abner.

    Filling in for Greg Bell, I’m Kenneth Morgan.

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  9. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    Ray Dunakin:
    It’s funny how these B movies refer to any tall, or tallish, man as a “giant”. This movie, “Eegah”, “Zombie Nightmare”, etc. And in each case, the “giant” part of their description isn’t even necessary. They already have a distinguishing “monster” feature, such a being a primitive caveman or undead ghoul.

    I guess the writers knew their monster was lame and tried to throw in the word “giant” in a vain attempt to make it scarier.

    And if the word “giant” didn’t draw in viewers, the distributors said, “Well, hell! Let’s put the word “teenagers” or “teen” in the title.”

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  10. littleaimishboy says:

    Kenneth Morgan: Well, actually….https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lum_and_Abner.

    Filling in for Greg Bell, I’m Kenneth Morgan.

    Oh . . . THAT Lum & Abner.

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  11. Sitting Duck says:

    The Giant was portrayed by Buddy Baer, uncle of Max “Jethro” Baer Jr. One of the writers was also the director of Bloodlust.

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  12. DiscoJer says:

    This is weird. This is one of those movies I could have sworn was already done in MST3K. One of those episodes I watched once, thought it was awful and never watched again.

    But apparently not. Weird. Very weird.

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  13. littleaimishboy says:

    DiscoJer:
    This is weird. This is one of those movies I could have sworn was already done in MST3K. One of those episodes I watched once, thought it was awful and never watched again.

    But apparently not. Weird. Very weird.

    It’s not unreminiscent of THE THING THAT COULD DIE.

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  14. Mr. Krasker says:

    Lawgiver: Since I’m part of the 99%, could you explain for me? Thanks ;)

    Maybe some day you’ll get internet access, and you can look these things up for yourself.

    I know that seems snarky, but come on!

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  15. Lawgiver says:

    Mr. Krasker: Maybe some day you’ll get internet access, and you can look these things up for yourself.

    I know that seems snarky, but come on!

    Well, I wasn’t asking you. I was asking the person who said that only 1% of people would get the reference, therefore it’s probably hard to find.

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  16. DiscoJer says:

    littleaimishboy: It’s not unreminiscent of THE THING THAT COULD DIE.

    That’s what I was thinking of! Thank you.

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  17. littleaimishboy: Oh . . . THAT Lum & Abner.

    And not the alien girl and the baseball guy.

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  18. jay says:

    In central Texas there is the legend of The Wild Man of the Navidad River. In a departure from these kinds of stories the Wild Man was described as short in stature and very quick and agile, appearing and disappearing before anybody could do much more than exclaim “There goes the Wild Man!”. These stories started not long after the Civil War and there is some anecdotal evidence that the Wild Man may have been an escaped slave who never got word of Emancipation.
    For what it’s worth I think that the Wild Man story would make a great script. The ability to survive single handed in the thorn covered and snake infested Navidad River bottom would be something that would make Bear Grylls blanch.

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  19. jay says:

    Addendum to the Above –

    I have since been informed that a blood and gore movie about The Wildman of the Navidad was actually made in 2008. The actual Wild Man, if he existed, was reputed to never have harmed anyone. The movie’s production actually has ties to Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Charles B. Pierce who turned down a chance to work on it. If that is not a sign of a BAAD movie I don’t know what is.

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  20. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    Ray Dunakin:
    It’s funny how these B movies refer to any tall, or tallish, man as a “giant”. This movie, “Eegah”, “Zombie Nightmare”, etc. And in each case, the “giant” part of their description isn’t even necessary. They already have a distinguishing “monster” feature, such a being a primitive caveman or undead ghoul.

    I guess the writers knew their monster was lame and tried to throw in the word “giant” in a vain attempt to make it scarier.

    Well, I think it’s fair to say that, in general, having a big guy attack you in a rage is at least mildly more troubling than having a little guy attack in a rage…

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  21. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    that should be “a little guy attack YOU in a rage”

    I miss the EDIT function. Tsk.

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  22. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    So the correction got more Likes than the comment itself. O-kay…

    :-)

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  23. Lawgiver says:

    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    So the correction got more Likes than the comment itself. O-kay…

    :-)

    Everyone misses the EDIT function!

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  24. littleaimishboy says:

    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    that should be “a little guy attack YOU in a rage”

    I miss the EDIT function. Tsk.

    The “you” isn’t really needed. Given the context it’s understood.

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  25. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    littleaimishboy: The “you” isn’t really needed.Given the context it’s understood.

    But I included the “you” in the “big guy” phrase so it needed to also be in the “little guy” phrase for the direct parallel.

    Otherwise “a big guy attacking you” would be contrasted with “a little guy attacking [no specific person]” which would be grammatically incorrect. And that would not be good. English majors think of things like that. ;-)

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  26. Mibbitmaker says:

    Movie title: Giant From The Unknown

    Dick Martin (Laugh-In): “I didn’t know that!”

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  27. Lawgiver says:

    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    Otherwise “a big guy attacking you” would be contrasted with “a little guy attacking [no specific person]” which would be grammatically incorrect. And that would not be good. English majors think of things like that. ;-)

    English majors AND people who had high school papers returned three times for correction when the AP English teacher asked for parallel sentences.

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