directors Bill Rebane, Herschell Gordon Lewis
For those who would call Monster a Go-Go the worst film they’ve ever seen, I would say you need to get around a little more.
True, it’s classically bad. It’s on the Wikipedia “Films Considered the Worst” list, which is a pretty legit list through the 1960’s. But just look, ye, around the rest of that list. There is some good, bad shit on there. And yes, I am only too glad to watch them all.
I will say that it’s maybe a little less joyful than some of those others. But some bad movies are just the BEST bad movies: Robot Monster (1953), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), and The Horror of Party Beach (1964) to name but a few of my personal favorites.
Interestingly, or not, it seems to be a no budget remake of First Man into Space (1959), science fiction horror parables about space travel just as mankind was finally actually doing just such a thing.
To be fair, I love this kind of thing.