This movie centers around a prehistoric fish called a coelacanth. It was discovered in Madagascar and shipped to a college professor in the United States for study. Well, gosh, radiation got involved during shipment and the prehistoric fish, although dead, wreaks havoc on campus.
While transporting the fish to the professor’s office, some of the ice melts encasing the fish and gets on the floor. A student’s dog drinks the water which is contaminated with fish blood. The dog becomes vicious. Oh no!
The professor cuts his hand on the fish’s teeth while studying it in the lab. Later, he’s not feeling so good. A woman friend, one who wants him to notice her, takes him home. Well, it doesn’t end well. He wakes up, his house is wrecked, and she’s dead. Oh no!Somehow the professor gets fish water in his pipe and smokes it, which caused both Husband Unit and I to say (at the same time), “Stuff that in your pipe and smoke it.”
Can you guess what happens? Yes, the monster appears on campus again. I forget who he kills that time.
Anyway, the professor is obsessed with his discovery… that the fish blood can devolve whatever being comes into contact with it: dog to wolf; dragonfly to prehistoric dragonfly; and possibly man to caveman. We all know cavemen had impulse issues… all prehistoric creatures do. T-Rex certainly couldn’t control himself…
Okay, I got off track there. His fiance and future father-in-law are about to commit the crazy science professor. Instead he takes a sabbatical at the FIL’s cabin. He takes fish blood and recording equipment with him to record his transformation.
So yeah, he experiments on himself and, well, it doesn’t end well. Not at all. The ending was a bit of a twist and a nonending at the same time. How was that done? You’ll have to watch if you want to know the answer.
1958 / Director: Jack Arnold / Writer: David Duncan / Stars: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt
The makeup was terrible, but overall it wasn’t as awful of a movie as we expected. The science was fun, the acting decent, and the writing sound… except for the ending. So, Husband Unit and I give Monster on Campus a beer rating of 1.
One beer is enough to have fun. If you like old movies with hokey monsters, you might enjoy it. We had fun watching it.
Fire and Mist, book 3 of the Well of Souls series is out!
Derek Mackay, 16th century laird and Druid extraordinaire, is doubly cursed—with knowledge he isn’t supposed to have, and by a goddess whose wrath he didn’t mean to incur. The curse promises sure death to any betrothed of his, including the beautiful woman surrounded by Immortal magic who suddenly appears in his life and arouses in him a wellspring of bittersweet desire. The only way to save her is to stay away from her.
Erin Kelley is restless, craving the missing piece in an otherwise contented life. Romance. A man to take her breath away. A man to keep for life. A family to cherish with him. Swept back in time on a dare, she’s confronted by an angry Highland laird—an alpha male both irresistible and determined to keep her at arm’s length. His words push her away, but his emotions pull her in. Ordinary contentment will never again be enough—not when the world contains the extraordinary Laird Mackay.
Yes, it’s a romance, but it’s also about adapting to the curveballs life throws at us. Struggling to persevere against the odds. Becoming victorious in the end, despite the sorrows we’ve endured in getting there. Okay… and being able to shake our fists at the universe and yell, “You can’t break me,” because that’s a fun thing to do. I hope you enjoy the journey.
And if you haven’t read any of them yet, Immortal Desires, book 1 in the series, is on sale for .99 right now. Go grab your copy! BOOK 1
About the author: Cerise Laudine loves sexy Highlanders, seductive alpha males from the Otherworld, and bold women who can bring them to their knees and rock their world. Time-travel, star-crossed, or interdimensional, her stories always have a happily ever after. Though the twisted path of laughter and tears is the real journey, isn’t it? Come walk the paths with her and share in the experience. She also writes darker tales, using the twisted side of her brain, as River Fairchild. Cerise’s Amazon page: http://amzn.to/2pR4awe
And, if you haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet, you should. It’s amazing.