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Schlock (1973)




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Southern California is being terrorized by a mysterious murderous monster living in a cave. As the bodies pile up -- with incriminating banana peels always near by the crime scene -- a group of teens stumble on the guilty party: a 20-million-year-old Schlockthropus, an ape-like creature with a sense of the absurd. Schlocky moves easily through a strangely stupid suburban society, the members of which don't seem to see him as a hairy menace. Young Mindy Binermen (Eliza Garrett), blind for the last three years, falls in love with him thinking he's a dog. When an operation to restore her eyesight proves successful, she discovers her pet is a lovesick gorilla being chased by the National Guard.

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John Landis
as Schlock, The Schlockthropus
Saul Kahan
as Detective Sgt. Wino
Eliza Roberts
as Mindy Binerman
Enrica Blankey
as Mrs. Blinerman
Joseph Piantadosi
as Prof. Shlibovitz
Eric Allison
as Joe Puzman
John Chambers
as National Guard Captain
Richard Gillis
as Officer Gillis
as Torn Cop
Forrest J Ackerman
as Man in cinema
Jack Harris
as Man reading horror comic
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Critic Reviews for Schlock

All Critics (7)

The humor is honest; it's not superimposed to hide weakness.

December 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Exactly the sort of low-budget picture one would expect to be the calling card of a young kid weaned on classic movies and tattered issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland.

January 12, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A goofy, low-budget joy.

July 6, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Goofily amusing early effort from a solid comedy director.

July 25, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Schlock

A monkey type monster falls inlove with a blind girl who in return thinks he is just a big dog of cause this monkey has been terrorizing the neighborhood and once he kidnaps the girl things finally go to far cause now the army is finally after him and aims to bring this bad monkey down. One of the earlier films of John Landis is also not a bad one this of course is made as a spoof and some of the jokes fall flat but its a goofy good time for anyone that wants to check it out.

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