VIllage Of The Giants (1965)
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"Genius" (Ron Howard) accidentally invents "goo" which causes living things to rapidly grow to an enormous size. Seeing an opportunity to get rich, some delinquent teenagers steal the "goo" and, as a result of a sophomoric dare, consume it themselves and become thirty feet tall. They then take over control of the town by kidnapping the sheriff's daughter and dancing suggestively.
She's 30 feet tall!
Title: VIllage Of The Giants
Release Date: October 20, 1965
Runtime: 81 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 2.6
Buried.com Rating: 3.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With V
MPAA Rating: L
Bert I. Gordon
Tommy Kirk ...Mike
Johnny Crawford ...Horsey
Beau Bridges ...Fred
Ron Howard ...Genius (as Ronny Howard)
Joy Harmon ...Merrie
Robert Random ...Rick (as Bob Random)
Tisha Sterling ...Jean
Charla Doherty ...Nancy
Tim Rooney ...Pete
Kevin O'Neil ...Harry
Gail Gilmore ...Elsa
Toni Basil ...Red
Hank Jones ...Chuck
Jim Begg ...Fatso
Vicki London ...Georgette
Joe Turkel ...Sheriff (as Joseph Turkel)
Beau Brummels ...Themselves / Singers (as The Beau Brummels)
Ron Elliott ...Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Ron Meagher ...Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Declan Mulligan ...Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
John Peterson ...Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Sal Valentino ...Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Freddy Cannon ...Singer
Mike Clifford ...Singer
Debi Storm ...
Rance Howard ...Deputy
Orangey ...Giant Cat
Christopher Riordan ...Go-Go Dancer
Bert I. Gordon
Bert I. Gordon
"Nothing Can Stand In My Way"
"When It Comes To Your Love"
"Little Bitty Corrine"
More Movie Taglines:
- She's 30 feet tall!
- All the kids grow 10 feet tall... and TAKE OVER!
- They're 30 feet tall!
- See... a girl 200"-100"-200" swing a boy 6' small!
- It's the teen scene you've never seen! (1985 VHS release) It's the teen scene you've never seen!
- It's what happens when their sounds, their dances, their loves, their rebellions explode
- 30 feet tall!
- No-one Pushes These Kids Around Any More!
- See them burst out of their clothes and bust up a town!
- Teen-Agers Zoom to Supersize And Terrorize a Town!
- Giant teenagers terrorise a town
- See... The Wildest, Weirdest "Party-Rumble" Of 'Em All!
- It's the teen scene you've never seen! (1985 VHS release)
- Merrie: I was big enough before!
Merrie: Fred, what's going to happen to us? Fred: I don't know. As long as it lasts, I guess we'll have to live with it.
Merrie: Oh don't make book on it. When Fred wants something, he usually gets it.
Merrie: That boyfriend of yours is gonna get the daylights beaten out of him. And how do you like that?
Genius: This time I was sure I had it. It's a very elusive formula. Elsa: Had what, kiddo? Genius: Kiddo? I prefer to be called Genius, if you don't mind. Elsa: Okay, Genius, no offence. What formula? Genius: For the Goo. There's not much of it, and they want me to make some more. But it's not easy. Elsa: Why don't we go for a walk, Genius? I'll buy you an ice cream cone. Genius: I never touch it. It's high in cholesterol. But I'll go for a walk with you. Elsa: Okay.
- In one scene one of the giants reads an issue of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" with another Bert I. Gordon film, War of the Colossal Beast (1958), in the cover.
Exteriors were shot on the Columbia Studios backlot (now part of the Warner Bros. Backlot), the same lot as the exteriors for the TV series "Bewitched" (1964) and "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965). Many scenes were shot on Courthouse Square at Universal Studios, which doubled as Hill Valley in Back to the Future (1985).
Loosely based on the H.G. Wells story "The Food of the Gods", about a substance that causes giant mutations in growing organisms. Children fed the substance become giants (capable of producing giant offspring), who choose to fight when their existence is threatened by adult authorities.
The brand of chicken that the giant teenagers eat is a tie-in to the once-famous restaurant chain called Chicken Delight. The chain was known for home delivery of chicken and ribs, as well as it's catchy motto: "Don't cook tonight, call Chicken Delight." A banner for the restaurant chain can be seen on a wall behind the adults who turn in their rifles.
The beer that the delinquent teens drink after crashing their car is the once popular Blatz Beer.
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