The Beast Within (1982) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
many of these 1980's MGM air bladder transformation movies were there?
here's yet another one which jumped on the bandwagon driven by The
Howling and An American Werewolf in London.
There are important differences between those movies and this one:
1. They were movies with some inventive, clever scripts and a pneumatic transformation scene. This was a movie with a transformation scene and some stuff happening which hoped to justify it.
2. They were directed by top talent. This is a hack job.
|Ronny Cox (the guitar guy from Deliverance, who also sings all the background songs in this movie) and Captain Kirk's wife are visiting a small Mississippi town when she is raped and impregnated by a giant cicada monster. Now this isn't as bad as it seems. Look at the bright side. If you are impregnated by a giant moose monster, you immediately have giant moose offspring. But if you are impregnated by a 17-year cicada, you get 16 years of peace before the kid goes nuts on you.||
there is another side to it. With the moose thing, at least your
offspring is a herbivore, so he doesn't threaten any people, and you
never have to cut your grass again if you let the kid graze. With the
cicada thing, that 17th year is a bitch.
Flash forward 17 years, the kid is changing in horrible, unexplainable ways. A doctor explains it to his mom and her husband while pointing at the x-rays and looking official, "you see a normal 17 year old would have a regular penis, while your son has, as you can see from these x-rays, a giant locust dick!". The sight of a locust dick causes mom to remember the ordeal from 17 years ago, and she realizes the awful truth.
| Well, it seems
that their locust-son has to go back to the small town where mom was
raped, and do some raping of his own. Oh, and while he's there, he has
to kill off all the guys who did some mean shit to his dad 17 years
ago, which turned him into a locust in the first place. The scientific
principle behind turning someone into a locust is not entirely clear,
but they know they are, and how they did it, and they fear the son
because he reminds them of his daddy in a lot of ways.
Like he has a giant locust dick.
So the kid makes a full transformation into a locust, starts killin' and rapin' and stuff. You get the point.
What else is there to say? A bad script, bad direction, silly looking monster suits, and effects which are now passť. Oh, yeah, and though some of the actors are pretty good, others (like locust-boy) were in over their heads. Ba-a-a-a-a-d.
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