Progam Power presents this obscure 50's monster movie for the first time on video.
Opening with a typical (for the decade) narrated opening and a sort of neat "bloody hand" moment this tells the tale of a professor and a bunch of his students who go on an archeological dig (hmmm, this set-up has been used a lot - maybe this is the forbearer) only to unearth a "mud mummy" that shambles around lusting human flesh.
Of course with the running time being so slim the plot has to be as slim also - and boy is it ever. Despite running a mere sixty minutes this still feels a bit padded at times but at least it's corny and watchable drive-in junk that has a cheesy monster, lots of so-so dialogue ("if it falls apart someone can sew it back together") and a handful of really bright looking nighttime scenes.
Nothing special but if you're a fan of 50's horror then you should pick-up this until now rare entry (even if it might just be to see them lure the monster with scraps of meat). Program Power has done a very good job of the picture transfer.
There's an extended version called Curse Of Bigfoot floating around that surfaces on television from time to time.
Go to Program Power for more information and ordering (and to find specs on the upcoming DVD release).
Directed By: Don Fields.
Written By: J.T. Fields.
Starring: Bob Clymire, Jan Swihart, William Simonsen, Dennis Kottmeier.