Tuesday, April 24, 2012
NIGHT FRIGHT 1967 (MILL CREEK)
Low budget shocker from Texas directed by James Sullivan. This is said to be a remake of a film entitled Demon From Devil's Lake by Russ Marker. A scientific experiment called Operation Noah's Ark gets out of hand and all the animals in the space capsule have merged into one monster which escapes after the craft crashes in the Texas woods. The late great Russ Marker appears in this film as does John Agar, Bill Thurman, Carol Gilley and many others you usually see in Larry Buchanan's Texas made classics. The monster actually looks like a gorilla suit with a weird face and it's ok, especially if you understand the budget for this was about $18,000.00. This is a wonderful example of regional filmmaking and I never dislike regional films because they have a flavor and look which is much better than the crap Hollyweird churns out these days. As I mentioned earlier, this is said to be a remake but I believe it IS Demon From Devil's Lake although the Psycotronic Encyclopedia says the original was in Black and white and made in 1964. I may be wrong, but I will always believe this is the film and there was no remake. I recommend this film for lovers of low budget sci-fi films.