October 4, 2022

The horror of a bad movie!

Calling Monster A Go-Go a movie is kind of a stretch; It’s really an unfinished film with some extra scenes and narration stapled to it to get it to it’s meager 70 min runtime to fill out a double bill.

The horror of a bad movie!

Calling Monster A Go-Go a movie is kind of a stretch; It’s really an unfinished film with some extra scenes and narration stapled to it to get it to it’s meager 70 min runtime to fill out a double bill. As such the characters and plot (Such as they exist) disappear only to be replaced with strangers, filler footage, nonsense and the dark emptiness of the void. The film just sort of dissolves before your eyes.

I watched Monster A Go-Go because friends of mine who have watched a lot of terrible movies said that this was THE worst movie they had ever seen, and there’s a truth to that. It’s terrible, even before it falls apart completely, and after that it’s just a meaningless collection of incredibly boring footage. It was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and is notable for being one of the worst episodes of that show simply because of how littler there is to riff on here.

There’s really one thing that makes Monster A Go-Go stand out and it’s that it ends with a voice over that provides the greatest non-ending in film history. That must be why the MST3K guys used it, despite how boring and unriffable it is. If you’ve ever heard a reference to this movie that’s what you’ve heard.

When I saw Monster A Go-Go I agreed that it was the worst, most poorly made movie I had ever seen, but I don’t know that I can say that anymore because I kind of… love it.

Monster A Go-Go is the ur-boring movie. Its boringness is deep and primal. I find it kind of hypnotic, watching this movie dissolve as it goes along; as barely established characters vanish, and the stock plot evaporates, replaced with inserted narration describing events we never see. You find yourself watching footage of a parking garage as the camera pans back and forth… and back… and forth again… You too descend into existential nothingness as the void opens up around you.

It’s a trip.

And once you’ve sat through that the narration at the end (Which is considered a great “What the fuck?” moment in film), actually feels like the perfect, appropriate ending. Yeah, sure, there was no monster, great, yeah, ok, obviously, of course.

I’ve watched this movie a lot. It’s garbage. It’s a bad movie. Don’t be like me, save yourself!

Here’s the trailer, it’s full of nonsense and lies!

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