What to Stream Alone in Your Apartment This Weekend: Monster Movies
Each week Yahoo Tech’s Alyssa Bereznak will help you pick the best movies and shows to stream online.
Godzilla will once again be unleashed onto our nation’s big screens this weekend. He’s got a killer roar and a tail that just won’t quit, but he may only whet your appetite to see giant, uncontrollable beasts destroy everything in their paths. That’s why this week we’re exploring the best streamable monster flicks out there, known for their thin plots, campy special effects, and penchant for destruction.
If you want to know what a basic monster looks like, Konga is your beast. This 1961 flick features a man walking around in an ape suit who is ordered by his botanist master to kill his former enemies. One of those enemies happens to be the lover of the scientist’s longtime crush. This doesn’t sit well with the botanist’s current lady (and lab assistant), who decides to exact revenge by feeding Konga a serum that makes him grow into a colossal ogre. Konga proceeds to wreak havoc on the city. He’s eventually met by a fleet of British authorities, and a battle ensues.
It’s all pretty shoddy, as ’60s horror flicks tend to be. But I would technically qualify this one as good shoddy as opposed to shoddy shoddy. The costumes, the overly dramatic acting — it’s all too campy to hate.
2. The Blob
“If it had a mind, you could reason with it. If it had a face, you could look it in the eye. If it had a body, you could shoot it. Now, man is no longer the supreme being on this planet.”