04 May 2007

MST3K (1007)

1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - It was the middle of the afternoon and I could barely keep my eyes open. This late-'70s monster movie was almost retro in its rubber-suited-monster tedium. There's a few frames more in the gore shots and a few more inches of buttcheek exposed in the love interest, but otherwise this would've fit in on a double-bill with The Giant Gila Monster back in the day.

The riffing didn't do much to keep me awake, either. Laughs were rare. I did like the guys' obsession with Johnny-Longbow's stew recipe. Completely untouched in the commentary: the barely hidden homoerotic subtext to Paul and Johnny-Longbow's relationship.

Wow: the first new part of the SOL seen since The Movie. Well, it looks like they simply threw Mike's bed in the corner of the bridge set and covered the walls with some posters (Clint Eastwood and PaRappa the Rapper). Still, that's kind of exciting. The host segments are rarely worth mentioning these days, otherwise.

Man, am I hungry for some stew now.

"Tomorrow we'll be laughing about your killings." (6/10)

film d. Richard Ashe (1976)
mst d. Michael J. Nelson (13 Jun 1999)