Director – Fredric Hobbs (Alabama’s Ghost, Roseland)
Starring – Christopher Brooks (Jack and the Beanstalk, The Mack), Stuart Lancaster (Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns), and E. Kerrigan Prescott (Fiend Without a Face, Danger Man)
Release Date – 1973
Blu Release – 3/5
Tagline – “Wanted! Have you seen this sheep?”
I love modern technology and the thought of turning old scares the living shit out of me but I would have loved to live through the golden age of drive-in cinema. The movies at this time were so much fun and I couldn’t imagine watching this as part of a double feature at the drive-in. I may not get to enjoy these at the drive-in but AGFA is doing a fantastic job with their blu line. They are releasing some classic sleaze and trash on blu and these releases usually have a second film as a bonus feature that works very well as a double feature.
Sometime back they released the 1973 what the fuck creature feature Godmonster of Indian Flats. I had owned the Something Weird DVD release of it for some time but I never got around to watching it. I’m glad I held off checking it out because it was so much fun watching it as a double feature with The Legend of Big Foot.
**Spoiler Alert**The film follows a small town in the middle of nowhere where a wealthy mayor is trying to turn it into a tourist spot by using an old west gimmick. What they don’t expect is a primordial gas to seep out of the ground and into a nearby sheep farm turning one of the innocent creatures into a bloodthirsty primal beast. Now the mayor and one of the wild west actors must stop it before it ruins everything they had tried to build.**Spoiler Alert**
I wasn’t expecting a life changing experience with Godmonster of Indian Flats. I wanted something extremely campy, dated, and fun. The film was fun for a one time watch but I won’t be revisiting it anytime soon.
The acting in this one is actually pretty good. Some of the cast needed some work and better direction but most of the cast is actually surprisingly great on screen. Their characters are fun and their performances make the dry scenes actually tolerable.
The story for this one is mirror image of the mad scientist run amok type films except this time we get mother nature creating the oddity and not science. With that being said, I liked the creature and how weird it is but the film itself is just too damn long. The movie could have ended several times before it actually did which would have worked better than the way the film actually ended. The movie had a great start and solid middle but the ending was half assed.
Finally, if you want blood and gore you are barking up the wrong tree. However, if you want to see a horrible sheep monster you are in luck! Overall, Godmonster of Indian Flats is not a movie I will see myself revisiting but it was fun to pass the time. With that being said, the bonus film on this release is worth picking this one up from AGFA and Something Weird.
New 4K transfer from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print!
Rampaging monster trailers from the AGFA vaults!
Berserker shorts from the Something Weird vaults!
Bonus Movie: THE LEGEND OF BIGFOOT (1975), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print!
Reversible cover art with illustration by Shana Cleveland!