Sam Slade didn't believe in Gorgo until he saw the monster's hideous scaly face, its slimy green talons and the massive mouth that could swallow a killer whale. If this was not enough he was to have even bigger problems in his future.
The story mixes familiarity with a couple of neat plot twists; the special effects are ambitious and oftentimes stunning; and the use of a man in a rubber dinosaur suit, a technique usually met with derision, is undoubtedly one of the best on record. But perhaps the reason that supersedes them all is that Gorgo is the rare city-stomping monster spectacle with heart.
Released by MGM in 1961, Gorgo is that oft-told cinematic fable of the giant beast that threatens humanity.
This volume contains the shooting script and the original tie-in novel by Carson Bingham and a production background by Bill Cooke.