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The Giant Gila Monster is a low budget 1959 hot rod/monster/science fiction film. It was released on June 25, 1959.

Plot Edit

A young couple, Pat Wheeler and Liz Humphries were in a car, parked next to the road. A giant Gila monster attacked them and pushed the car over a cliff and killed the couple. After that, the locar sheriff began his search for the missing couple. Chase Winstead, a mechanic, saw a car crashing right in front of him and the guy in the car that crashed said that he saw a giant lizard, that gave more evidence for the existence of the giant lizard. The giant Gila monster later destroyed a bridge where a train was supposted to go over, so the train fell and crashed. The giant lizard, hungry for prey, attacks the town. It goes to the local dance hall, where a large number of teens were. The giant Gila monster broke through a wall of the local dance hall. The sheriff grabbed his pistol and shot the monster a few times until it ran away. Chase went after the monster in his car with nitrogliceryn packed in it. Chase found the lizard, sped up the car and jumped out of it, the car crashed into the giant lizard, exploding and killing the giant monster.

Staff Edit

  • Directed by Ray Kellogg
  • Written by Ray Kellogg, Jay Simms
  • Produced by Ken Curtis, B.R. McLendon, Gordon McLendon
  • Music by Jack Marshall
  • Edited by Aaron Stell
  • Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline

Cast Edit

  • Don Sullivan as Chase Winstead
  • Lisa Simone as Lisa
  • Fred Graham as Sheriff Jeff
  • Shug Fisher as Old Man Harris
  • Bob Thompson as Mr. Wheeler
  • Janice Stone as Missy Winstead
  • Ken Knox as Horatio Alger "Steamroller" Smith
  • Gay McLendon as Mom Winstead
  • Don Flournoy as Gordy
  • Cecil Hunt as Mr. Compton
  • Stormy Meadows as Agatha Humphries
  • Howard Ware as Ed Humphries
  • Pat Reeves as Rick
  • Jan McLendon as Jennie
  • Jerry Cortwright as Bob
  • Beverly Thurman as Gay
  • Clarke Browne as Chuck
  • Grady Vaughn as Pat Wheeler
  • Desmond Doogh as Hitchhiker
  • Ann Sonka as Whila
  • Yolanda Salas as Liz Humphries
  • Patricia Simmons as Sherry (uncredited)
  • Angus G. Wynne III as dumb teen (uncredited)

Appearances Edit

Monsters Edit

Gallery Edit

Main article: The Giant Gila Monster (film)/Gallery.

Videos Edit

The Giant Gila Monster trailer

The Giant Gila Monster trailer


Trivia Edit

  • A Mexican beaded lizard was used as the giant Gila monster (not an actual Gila monster was used in the making of this film).

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