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The Bride and the Beast

Released 1958
Distributor Allied Artists Pictures

An angora-loving gorilla sets his sights on the curvy heroine in this bizarre Ed Wood jungle concoction that’s evaded the Golden Turkey brigade only because he didn’t direct it. They don’t make ’em like this anymore, and anyway, they hardly ever did.

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.