Judge David Johnson vacations every summer on Bikini Beach. He owns a timeshare. He likes bikinis.
Monsters + bikinis + beaches + stupidity = this movie.
So, what are you expecting when you pop in a DVD called Monster from Bikini Beach put out by the "Trash Film Orgy" label? If you answered "Gee, how about a cheaply made movie with a ridiculous looking guy in a rubber suit menacing girls of middling attractiveness in ill-fitting bikinis!" then, well, I might have something for you.
On the aforementioned Bikini Beach, victims are turning up shredded to death by an unknown force. Actually, it's known pretty early by the viewing audience that a humongous lizard-thing is responsible for the killings. An enterprising reporter and a plucky wannabe journalist team up to get to the bottom of this creature feature. Meanwhile, an old undercover cop does something boring. All of this inaction eventually leads to major set-piece in the movie, a full-scale go-go dance massacre where the creature runs amok, tearing apart nubile, bikini-clad lady dancers.
As far as low-budget Z-movies go, Monster from Bikini Beach is OK. Nothing special for sure, but far from the most painful homegrown splatter comedy I've been exposed to. Let me just tick off some of the positives and call it a day:
• The creature.
• The humor.
• The gore.
Finally, yes there is plenty of superfluous nudity, but it's less titillating and more used for comedic effect. For example, one hapless female victim is attacked by the monster, her swimsuit is ripped off, she stumbles around topless briefly and then her head is taken off (followed by said lame CGI blood geyser). See, ha ha! Bottom line: Monster from Bikini Beach is definitely stupid, but not the affront to God it could have been. No-frills disc: full frame, 2.0 stereo audio, no extras.
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Studio: Trash Film Orgy
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