Roger Corman Unleashes Another Monster Mash-Up on Unsuspecting Public
06.14.11 by Jud
It's one thing thing to make a monster mash-up: Dinocroc, Sharktopus, Piranhaconda, but what does a seasoned creature-feature producer do when he's run out of creatures to feature? If you're Roger Corman you take it to the next level. You have a monster mash-up smash-up.
That's right, now out on Blu-ray and DVD, Dinocroc Vs. Supergator. Billed as the ultimate monster smackdown, the movie stars the late David Carradine in one of his final roles as a mad scientist who, in the bowels of his secret laboratory, creates the mutant titans, and god help any innocent bystanders. Check out the synopsis:
Scientist Jason Drake (Carradine) has been holed up deep within a secret island laboratory of an unscrupulous biotech corporation. Doing what? Meddling with the laws of nature, of course! When he turns his attention from mutating fruits and vegetables to alligators, crocodiles and dinosaurs, something's bound to grow to horrific proportions — and escape! Now, two of his most terrifying creations are loose on a tropical island paradise. Bullets won't stop them. Explosives only tick them off. And their ravenous appetite for scientists, tourists, mercenaries and swimsuit models keeps growing.
In pursuit of the scaly beasts are an undercover investigator (Corey Landis), a sexy Fish & Game officer (Amy Rasimas), and a cold-blooded swamp hunter known only as "The Cajun" (Rib Hillis). But how can they stop two forces of perverted science that can outrun SUVs, crush buses, and snack on sleazy producers in hot tubs? When these monster lizards ultimately meet in battle, will mankind be the defeated species? Get ready for a bone-crunching, body-chomping, earth-trembling battle to the death!
The "Roger Corman film factory" has been faithfully churning out monster movies for cable outlet SyFy and straight-to-DVD releases for several years. Spurned on largely by the audacious use of blood and bikinis and the craziest monster ideas since that Bram Stoker dinner party (you know the one), Corman is the reigning master of monster. You can get the sense of play that encompasses his love for the craft in the following commentary reel:
So, what should be next for Corman and crew? Let us know in the comments below.