The Milpitas Monster (1975)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The only respectable component of this home-video feature -- advertised by its distributor with the understated advisory that it "may insult your intelligence" -- is the work of sound effects technician Ben Burtt, an Oscar-winner for his work on Star Wars. Otherwise, the story is about a monster that has been created from a garbage dump in Milpitas, a town near San Francisco. This monster (sometimes shown in animation, and sometimes as an actor in a monster disguise) attacks a dance party at the local high school -- who knows, maybe he hated the music. Before he can seriously threaten the town, however, he comes into fatal contact with the town's TV transformer tower -- uniquely becoming a monster that is killed off by television before his first media appearance.

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creature, garbage-heap, monster, mutant, terror, townspeople