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The Cyclops

Released 1957
Distributor Allied Artists

Giant monster specialist Bert I. Gordon’s only somewhat improved followup to “King Dinosaur” was shot in 1955 but didn’t make it to theaters til 1957, on a double bill with Ulmer’s “Daughter of Dr. Jekyll”, satisfying only the fans of pert starlet Gloria Talbott, who starred in both.

About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career.  He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Innerspace, Matinee, Small Soldiers, The ‘burbs and the 3-D thriller titled The Hole, first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival. His TV directing work includes:  the HBO film, The Second Civil War, the “Masters of Horrors” titles,  Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, episodes of Eerie, Indiana , which he was in on the creation of, as well as episodes of CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0 and Salem. His latest feature, the zom-com Burying the Ex, is currently available on VOD.