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'THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER'
Directed By; Jon Hall
Produced By; Edward Janis
Starring; JON HALL, SUE CASEY, Kingsley-The Lion, etc.
Music By; Frank Sinatra Jr. ,etc.
Wade Williams Collection
Image Entertainment
DVD 1965

Hi Kids! It's me again, your 'Horror/Cult Surfer-Chick/Beach Babe', DITA DIRT NAP!

As you may have noticed, it's 'Summer-Time' again. Here in 'DITA's DEN', that can only mean one thing. Yes, my 'Little Zombie-Surfers & Surf-ettes', where going 'Back-To-The-Beach', with my past Favorite; 'THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTERS'!!! So grab your 'SUN-SCREAM', your hip-est sun shades and the nearest 'Blood Beach'- Ball.
While this 'BONE-BITCH IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI' grabs her surf board & 'water-proof', I-pod, take a 'Hysterical' look at DITA's Review-Movie from last Summer called; 'The Horror Of Party Beach' MONTAGE from 'M.S.T.K.' by clicking here, hon; www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKo6jV7kNNk   L-o-v-e it!!!

Good thing that my 'HORROR/CULT DRIVE-IN's not that far from this Beach, my 'Little Seagull-droppings'.

Derek; 'The Vamperic-Announcer' Interrupts', 'Which Beach is that, may I ask?'

DITA' Responds; 'The one where 'THERE'S A MONSTER IN THE SURF', silly!!!' (A actual Song title in the Movie that DITA has on her 'water-proof' I-pod 'Play List', no foolin'!')

Let me start this Review of 'THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER' with how it's listed in my favorite Book, 'CULT FLICKS AND TRASH PICS', still available on Amazon.com, that describes this fun 'horror-beach romp' flick; (loosely transcribed);
THIS MOVIES ONE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF GENRE BLENDING. IT CLOSELY MAINTAINS THE DEPTH AND PRODUCTION VALUES OF '60'S'  BEACH BIMBO FARE. IT ALSO MANAGES TO GRAFT SUCCESSFULLY W/THE  HEINOUS MONSTER FROM THE SEA GENRE TO PRODUCE A HYBRID HORROR WITH ACRES Of 'FLESH FOR FANTASY'. (Another Billy Idol song-reference for yoots!)

They took the words right outta' my skull! The DVD 'Tag-Line' reads; 'SURFER CHICKS AND SLIMY CHILLS!' To view exactly that, Click here for the 'Ultra-Campy' Trailer of 'T.B.G.A.T.M.';
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnlL4yKrD2s

See what I mean? 'Don't cha' just love it?'

This 'horror/beach flick' has everything DITA loves, bad over-acting, bad songs, except for 'Monster In The Surf' (Look for the Music Video of it Coming in Episode of 'Horror/Cult Drive-In', my 'little-spider bites'!')bizarre manic beach dancing, badly performed death scenes, weird/strange close-ups, fun/cheesy monster suit and cool 'MONDO-Camera work!!! Kudos 2 the Director JON HALL, for that!

Now for the fun/campy/culty Storyline; Oh, did I mention there's also lot's of 'heavy-petting' and making-out between these crazy-kids? Wildly gyrating teens inhabit beach. Scary/cheesy Monster starts teenage 'claw-killings' on said beach. Teens get scared but still inhabit said beach. Hmmm? Police start investigating. (Where's 'Kelton-The-Cop' when you need him?) 'Monster-In-The-Surf' continues 'claw-killing' rampage.  'UH-DUH!!!' Sexy-'M.I.L.F.-y' Step-Mother gives Step-son hard time cuz she's shallow & has no shame. Bitchy Step-Mom gets 'come-uppance', but how? Hmmmm??? Murdering-Monster gets found out and gets quickly involved in police-car chase, YES, 'Mamma- DIRT NAP' said 'car-chase'. (Who knew they let 'Beach-Monsters' take the Written Driver's Test at the 'D.M.V.'???)

The rest of this 'BLEACH BLANKET BLOOD BATH' (An obscure Unfinished 'ED WOOD' Movie reference for ya'.) you'll have to view for yourself babe, by Clicking on the 'DVD-Icon' next to Dear old' DITA's Review.

Before you do that here are 'DITA's Things-2-Look-4' List ' in this cool/campy, beach fright flick;

* Any and all dancing Scenes. Best described as 'mondo-manic' & culty/fun! (Note; The famous 'at-the-time' 'WATUSI DANCING GIRLS' From L.A.'s 'WHISKEY A-GO-GO' are featured in the film. You know the place on the 'Sunset Strip' where I wuz murdered in my former life as 'Dancer/Street-Walker', 'ROX-ANNE REDLIGHT'! Just a bit of DITA Bio' Trivia, kids.)
* Any Murdering, Beach-Monster Scenes! Hilarious, but not meant to be! ('2-DIE-4' thinks DITA.)
* Make-Out Scenes. At one point 'Twin Guys' take turns smooching the same beach babe. (What.....a Puta! DITA wood know! Tee-hee.)
* Stock-footage in color of Surfers riding the waves. (DITA wood Edit them down. 'W-H-A-T?')
* Look for brunette beach girl sitting next to the guy with the guitar, she keeps shaking her 'bazooms' to the Song, ODDLY, I might add! (Love it anyway.)
* Beach scene with 'weird-limp' guy who gets blamed for a Beach-Monster Killing who knows later how to use a sharp object on said Monster.
* Fun scene where the Lion-Puppet, 'Kingsley' Introduces the song DITA likes most while teens sit around beach camp-fire, called 'THERE'S A MONSTER IN THE SURF'!!!
* DITA's favorite scene in the film done with 'mondo-weird/cool camera work' and 'Set-Up Shots'; where the 'M.I.L.F.-y' hot overtly, overly Sexy bitchy Step-Mom drunkenly makes her way down a hallway, choreographed sexy, stumbly steps Included, to only be attacked by her..........uh, by the......uh, oh, right, I n-e-v-e-r tell the near/ending of the movie, darlings!!! (Siento!)

Lastly & scares-ly, the Minuscule 'EXTRAS' on this 'bloody-beach towel' disc;
+Trailer (Thank goodness for small favors!)
+Scene Selection

Oh well, maybe 'Legend Films' will some day Colorize this culty little beach-horror gem and add more 'special features'. We can only hope. Also let me just say, if ED WOOD ever did a 'horror-themed beach flick', it wood probably look a lot like this one!

I, DITA DIRT NAP gives 'guilty-pleasure' beach monster flick '3 SKULLS OUT Of A 3 SKULLS' Score!!! 'SCARE-TAB-U-LUS!' Especially high Score for the 'Shades Of Ed Wood' Vibe, this picture has going for it! High marks in DITA's Book!!! I should Host this 'Monster Flick. Hmmmm???

Well, as the Sun goes down on the culty, crashing waves at the Beach, why don't you head over to my 'Horror/Cult Drive-In' and take a look at these 'Horror-rific'  'DRIVE-IN PREVIEWS' (Of witch 'Horror Of Party Beach' from last Summer here in the 'DEN' is Included, just 4 u, by Clicking here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWZIqp63n8Y

'HUNGRY?' Then get to that Concession stand, before that Line gets to long. DITA wood race you there, BUT as you know, it's hard to run in my 'O.P.' Flip-Flops!!! Bet 'LADY-J.' could, though! Next week 'another' Beach-Horror Flick!

 

Till next week,
'CHAINSAW-KISSES',
DITA ('MONSTER-IN-MY-PANTS') DIRT NAP {To see that Big '80's' Music Video, 'Monster In My Pants' By FRED SCHNEIDER Of 'THE B-52'S'},just click here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ONiIwfLLU

Scare-Mail appreciated at;
DDN1965@LIVE.COM 

p.s. DITA also wants you to know that the Movie-Poster for; ''THE BEACH GIRLS AND THE MONSTER' is available on Amazon.com 11 x17 by Clicking on the 'Poster-Icon' next to Dear old DITA's Review!

 

 

 

 

As always Check out these DITA-Suggested sites as follows;
www.legendfilms.com
www.scarymonstersmagazine.com 
www.newbevcinema.com  (DITA & RENFIELD's Favorite Haunt in L.A, CA.)
www.vinelanddriveintheater.com
www.elvira.com
www.facebook.com/TheRealElvira
www.knotts.com
www.halloweenhaunt.com 
www.twitter.com  (Follow DITA on 'TWITTER' ; @DitaDirtNap1 )

Hello to my 'b.f.f.,' 'RENFIELD'! 'Call me hon, we'll 'DO LUNCH'!!!

You can also watch this movie streaming on Amazon Here!


THE GHOST IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI'
Produced By; SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF & JAMES H. NICHOLSON
Directed By; DON WEIS
An AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL Picture
Starring; Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck,
Nancy Sinatra (Love her!), Francis X. Bushman, Patsy Kelly, Basil Rathbone, Susan Hart as the ;GHOST, and DITA-Fave; Boris Karloff!
'M-G-M' Presents; MIDNITE MOVIES- Double Feature, although Mizz DIRT NAP will only focus on;
'The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini'. 'Ghost Of Dragstrip Hollow'-1959, is included as a 2nd Feature.
DVD 1966 Run time; 1 HR. 23 Minutes

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Your 'Beach Bum-Babe' of Cult/Horror, DITA DIRT NAP!!! As this Summer scorches on into July, I continue my Beach-Themed Horror Flicks this time with the campy/culty Haunted House Bikini Horror/Comedy from 'A.I.P.' Films, 'THE GHOST IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI', To see the fun, campy Trailer, just Click here, Dear; www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_b75WofGcs

A guilty pleasure beach-horror rib-tickler, high on camp and even higher on an over-populated Storyline. DITA is torn about this hybrid cult-comedy-horror flick as you will see when you read on.

Let me start by saying that after viewing it years later after watching it on TV in the 70's countless times, that it would now best be served and aired as a 'Mini-Movie' heavily edited down, with some of the Musical Numbers stripped and better beach music added or replaced with modern day dance or hip hop music or perhaps the 'Dil-doe Lady's and Artist-Hubby, Andy's' Favorite modern-day lounge act Crooner, RICHARD CHEESE! Ah, 'Google him'! You'll be glad u did, kids!) and Hosted and aired on my Show; 'HORROR/CULT DRIVE-IN'! W-H-A-T? I'm just sayin'! The only good musical number is sang by DITA-Fave, 'NANCY SINATRA,' called 'GERONIMO!' The rest are even hard for this 'bikini-bone-babe' to stomach! Yuck! The worst is the scene where the evil Bikini-Babe'/would-be killer loses her glasses and sings stupid/moronically to a suit of armor she's trying to poison for her evil Daddy.....an estates men/lawyer! PEE-YOU!!! 'Nails on a chalkboard, hon!!!'

The DVD Tag-line reads; 'THERE ARE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES TO GOLD DIGGING!' Ah, D-R-O-L-L!

The Storyline in a beach-nutshell is; Hiram (Boris Karloff) has just died and has been told by the 'Ghost In The Invisible Bikini', (more on her story in a minute, kids.) that he has 24 hours to do a good deed to get into heaven with his old flame, the bikini-clad ghost/vixen! His teenage heirs are on their way to the haunted mansion for the Reading of his will. Of course his evil Lawyer, played by Basil Rathbone and his dopey side-kick are out to stop them from inheriting any money by way of murder. Why, you may ask? So they can collect the hidden treasure of money for their greedy, evil selves, silly! They must all of course as seen in most of these movies, spend the night in the creepy haunted house, to be able to collect their inheritance, ah-lah, 'House On Haunted Hill' which DITA Reviewed the colorized version of from 'LEGEND FILMS' along while back here in 'DITA'S DEN'!

Now as to how the Ghost-Girl got stuck for all eternity wearing a see-thru bikini. She was an old Circus Star Performer, who wuz billed as the 'GIRL IN THE GLASS BIKINI' but tragically fell to her death, without a net, one night performing in said bikini! Love it!!! In the start of the film she comes back to earth to help poor freshly dead Hiram defeat the bad guys and get his wings. This beginning Scene in the movie which takes place in a cool, gothic graveyard, complete with lightning and thunder as she walks thru the grave yard in a beautiful velvet hooded shroud is DITA'S Favorite Scene in this film and is done well with my 'kudos' to the 'Set-Dressers' who worked on this ultra-gothically cool scene! L-O-V-E IT!!!

Mizz DIRT NAP admits to having a 'love/hate' obsession with this campy little cult comedy-beach flick! I'll try to put the 'pro's & con's' into words for you my little 'haunted-boogie boards!

Derek; 'The Vamperic-Announcer' Interrupts; 'Please do, you 'little horror/cult life preserver of laughter!'

DITA responds; No problem, babe! Here's my list;

PRO'S; The Cast is brilliant and to DITA's liking, especially Boris Karloff & Basil Rathbone, along with Elvis Co-star Chicks, Nancy Sinatra & Deborah Walley! Also love Susan Hart as the Ghost!!!

Cons'; The length of the film, too many convoluted Storylines and characters. I.E. Could have done without the 'RATTZ' Motorcycle Gang who try to get in on the treasure hunt in this 'Haunted-House Party'! Also could have done without the 3 characters with the traveling gorilla. Bad musical scenes as mentioned before except for Ms. Sinatra, who by the way in this film isn't given much to do! What a waste of her screen time, thinks DITA!!!

PRO'S; Film starts to pick up again when the whole Cast  gets in on the haunted house by the beach hi-jinks by entering Boris's character's Hiram's 'Chamber Of Horrors' and becomes a fun-scare-filled slapstick flick until the treasure is found and the credits roll, complete with beach-watusi dancing in said haunted house!!! DITA like-y! This movie is filled with everything from bikini-clad guys and ghouls, green sea creature like monster chase/bed-time scenes, the gorilla run amok in afore mentioned haunted house, a mummy with Beatles hair', and of course our Star of this comedy-fright flick..........
'THE GHOST IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI' played adore-a-blee by SUSAN HART, complete 60's buffount hair and see-thru bikini! DITA wants one!!! Hmmmmm? Wonder if they sell those at 'HOT TOPICS?" This film wood also fair well on 'Mystery Science Theater', back in their 'hey-day'!!! Love the groovey watusi beach dancing thru-out this film as well!

Now here are my Scenes to look for', which this time is quite short; (not that's a bad thing, mind you.)'
* Scene where busty bikini babe is strapped to a saw-blade log, complete w/sexy nighty cover, legs akim-bow before she's almost rescued several times by beach boy dork, until he fights off the bad guys, monsters, mummy, gorilla, and what have you, to finally untie the ropes around her heaving, perky booz-zhums!!! The Ghost-gal pulls different tricks on the bad-guys thru-out this beach/horror haunted house comedy, almost-succeeded ROMP that DITA found entertaining for the most part! I mean, DITA has to give them 'props' for this hy-breeding of beach horror and haunted house comedy with a lot of camp thrown in for good measure.

I, DITA DIRT NAP, give this beach/comedy horror flick for guilty-pleasure seekers only a 2 SKULLS Out of a 3 SKULLS Score!

The only 'EXTRAS' included on this disc are as follows;
+ Original Theatrical Trailer ( Love it! Look for it on an Upcoming Episode of 'Horror/Cult Drive-In'!)
+ 16 x 19 Widescreen Format.
+ Subtitles in English, French & Spanish. ( Love it when they include these. Especially Espanol!)

 

Last but not least, here is a 'fun-fact' on this films many  Titles it came to be known as, which were;
'PAJAMA PARTY IN A HAUNTED HOUSE'
'SLUMBER PARTY IN HORROR HOUSE'
'BIKINI PARTY IN A HAUNTED HOUSE' & 'GHOST IN A GLASS BIKINI'

DITA says about this film, 'TOTAL ESCAPISM'.............which isn't that what we need right now in the lazy, hazy days of SUMMER?

Remember, 'SOME LIKE IT HOT!'  Especially Marilyn!!! (See Marilyn cooling off her Hot-ness in the nether regions after a Summer-viewing of; 'THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON' in with she states she felt Sorry for the Creature, By Clicking here, Babe > http://youtu.be/zGlu06VDCdU

Until next week,
'CHAINSAW-KISSES',
DITA (THE TIDE IS HIGH) DIRT NAP
(To see that ' Big 80's Music Video by 'BLONDIE', Click here; www.youtube.com/watcvh?v=FbMYwuAHK_4 )

'Scare-mail & inspirational comments' appreciated @
DDN1965@LIVE.COM

To see a Culty Beach-Themed Trailer tonite hand-picked by DITA, Entitled,  'HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI' with another Dita-Fave, ANNETTE FUNICHELLO Just click here; www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJvlvCy79W4 

DITA's Usual sites;
www.legendfilms.com
www.scarymonstersmagazine.com
www.somethingweird.com
www.shoutfactory.com
www.mattersplatterpictures.com
www.vinelanddriveintheater.com
www.cinefamily.org  (Silent Movie Theater's Schedule witch tends to be very Culty!)
www.cinespia.org  ('Hollywood Forever Cemetery's 'Outdoor Movie Screenings' in the Graveyard of DITA's old Stomping-Grounds. Cinespia | Cemetery Films & Movie Palace Events
www.thenewbev.com
www.madonna.com  Madonna's official web site and fan club, featuring news, photos, concert tickets, merchandise, and more.
www.chersworld.com
www.elvira.com 
www.radiohalloween.com
www.facebook.com/DJDugGraves  (Listen to his Horror-Radio Show every Friday night, Hon!)

P.S.
DITA sends a 'SHOUT-OUT' to her Old, campy side-kick; 'CAMPIRA' played by Actress; 'SHERRI HIDALGO'.

You can also Stream this film on Amazon Prime Here!


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