Monday, June 9, 2014

The Monster and the Stripper (1961)

aka The Exotic Ones

How bad is it? It's ridiculous and cheap.
Should you see it? Yes. It's unusual enough to merit watching.

June Wilkinson, of Jayne Mansfield-like proportions, stars in this exploitation film about a night club whose main attraction is a swamp monster (played by Sleepy Labeef!) In the best scene, a man is beaten to death with his own arm. Director Ron Ormond also stars, in a terrible wig and Ormond's wife, in her 50's, plays a stripper with a little girl voice. There's gangsters, garish make-up, lurid color and lighting and a general New Orleans tawdriness.

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