Posts Tagged ‘Loch Ness’

Where do you even start with a film like this? I’ll start with the man who was the film’s director, co-writer, and co-producer. This was one of a long line of low budget films by infamous schlockmeister Larry Buchanan. Buchanan, perhaps best known for 1967’s Mars Needs Women, made films that transcended bad and entered into a realm almost all their own. This is actually a shame as some of his films would have been pretty damned good if they’d only had better actors, better budgets, better script doctors, better FX, and a better director at the helm. Basically, they would have all benefited greatly by not being Larry Buchanan films. The Loch Ness Horror is a prime example of one of these films.

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A film so bad it’s good. Well, goodish. Stick your head in over at Needless Things and check out what happens when a bath toy goes bad in Scotland!

In this hyper-political age we’ve seen what seems to be an almost unending debate among the political class of this land over the highly charged topic of immigration reform. Countless hours are spent arguing whether this person or that person should be allowed citizenship for this country, whether still others should even be allowed into the country at all, and of course whether or not we’re giving some “a free pass” to citizenship. But what we have not seen, my friends, is the much more important question addressed. Should these people be able to bring their monsters with them?

Because, let’s face it, until this is addressed they will continue to come and eventually you will be faced with a kill or be killed situation with a creature that doesn’t follow the rules as you know them. Since we can’t count on legislation, we’ll have to turn to education. To that end, this series will give you the basics on the monsters that you only think you know but in fact play by other cultural rules.

No, no, no… Not doing that today. Yeah, the idea of this concept was to look at an unfamiliar form of a familiar monster, to look at the other versions of the classic monsters we know and love from American popular culture. But it seems that when it comes to lake monsters we know more about the international beasties than we do our own homegrown critters. Yeah, we do see variations on the “Lake Monster” theme set in America, but more often than not it’s about a giant octopus, a giant alligator, a giant snake, or a bunch of prehistoric piranha. It’s actually relatively rare that we see something like a Crater Lake Monster. And, of course, thanks to Syfy Saturday Nights we frequently get the Megaboacrocsupergatorsharktapusnado monsters, but the less said about them the better.