Michael Moriarty as Jimmy Quinn in Q - The Winged Serpentis one of the finest performances in all of cinema and I am not joking, being ironic or exaggerating. Just an absolutely fascinating and awesome tour de force. Helps that the movie is an outright classic too! Larry Cohen at his best.
Title cards from the Gorgo franchise: 1961 - present
Having recently re-read some of the early ‘60s Gorgo comics from Charlton, I got to thinking about another world where Gorgo was a popular and successful enough film to spawn a long-running kaiju franchise of its own.
Detailed history of the franchise (directors, trivia, etc.) under the cut.
Today’s monster is the title beast from Larry Cohen’s Q: THE WINGED SERPENT (1982), a nice bit of schlocky fun with cool stop-motion effects and a great cast that includes David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, and Shaft himself, Richard Roundtree.