“It’s real — it’s real! I’m not crazy; I did see it!”
When the alcoholic wife (Allison Hayes) of a philandering lout (William Hudson) is exposed to radiation and grows 50 feet tall, she seeks revenge on both her husband and his lover (Yvette Vickers).
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Atomic Energy
- Homicidal Spouses
- Marital Problems
- Mutant Monsters
- Science Fiction<
Response to Peary’s Review:
Along with many others, Peary refers to this infamously titled bad sci-fi film as “laughable camp”, generously labeling its shoddy special effects simply “amusing” (they’re not; they’re horribly disappointing). Peary argues that “the film could be taken as a feminist treatise, in which a woman who has been suppressed… and maltreated breaks free of her bonds and, too angry to talk things out, gives her cheating husband his just deserts” — but then concedes that “most of the fun comes from watching statuesque Hayes run around in a scanty outfit”.
Sadly, this is actually true; the problem is that we only see her in her impressive giantess form for the last ten minutes of the movie. Until then, the rest of the film is a rather laughably B-level tale of marital infidelity, with Hudson and Vickers (a truly conniving pair of bastards, if there ever was one) plotting to murder Hayes for her money.
This is a film that one simply wishes was more fun than it is.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Allison Hayes lumbering on her rampage at 50 feet tall; too bad there’s less than 10 minutes of this footage
Yes, simply for its undeniable notoriety.