So back in 04 or 05 at Target they used to sell cheap DVD's in their dollar bin, a lot of them where the public domain horror movies (House on Haunted Hill, White Zombie, The Brain that Wouldn't Die, Beast of Yucca Flats etc.) I would always get em whenever I went to Target, the last one I ever bought was "Creature From the Haunted Sea" and "The Giant Gila Monster". I remember loving Creature from the Haunted Sea but Giant Gila Monster seemed like whatever, I didn't care for it so I didn't watch it for the past 4-5 years. Then this year on April, I found a cool DVD that featured "The Killer Shrews" and "The Giant Gila Monster" in b&w and color... since I'm a sucker for 3 dollar movies at Big Lots, I bought it and watched them both. The Giant Gila Monster wasn't so bad the second viewing since it's a really fun movie with crappy music and a not so giant lizard.
The movie is about some "giant" lizard roaming around in a small Texas town with a bunch of teenagers with hot rods, weird drunk honkys, some french girl and a weirdo with a dumb laugh. The Main character works at a garage and is pretty much a hard working fellow that's supports his mom and little sister, one day, two of his friends seem to have disappeared so the local sheriff is struggling to find out what happened to them. Later on more and more strange things start happening, finally they all realized it's that "giant" lizard!!!! So the story is sort of good but that song that the main character sings is really REALLY stupid, it's called "The lord said laugh".
The movie was really hilarious so if you like crappy movies like me, you will really enjoy this "giant" Gila Monster flick. 5/10.
watch it on youtube if you dare!!