YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE (1971)

 

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An alien composed of pure energy invades a space probe returning from Jupiter, forcing it to crash into the South Pacific. Possessing and enlarging the bodies of three sea creatures, the alien, named Yog, sends the beasties on individual rampages on a South Seas island. Luckily for Earth, some clever humans turn the tables on the invader by using bat sonar to break the thing’s spell over the creatures, resulting in the inevitable giant monster battle. No, I’m not making this up.

 

This wacky Toho Kaiju was one of the last films directed by Ishiro Honda, the director of the original GOJIRA. One can see why he stopped making these things after sitting through YOG. Originally titled SPACE AMOEBA, the flick features three of Toho’s least interesting monsters and a plot that makes little sense. GOJIRA it isn’t, but colorful fun nonetheless and worth catching for undemanding fans of the genre. 

 

 

ZEVK,

 

POE

 

 

 

Jon Abrams

Editor-In-Chief at Daily Grindhouse
Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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