Trog (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi | Horror
Country: UK | Director: Jack Weis
Language: English | Subtitles: English (optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 91mn
HDWebrip H264 Mkv – 1278×720 – 23.976fps – 2.56gb

Anthropologist Dr. Brockton (Joan Crawford) unearths a troglodyte (an Ice Age ‘missing link” half-caveman, half-ape) and manages to domesticate him – until he’s let loose by an irate land developer (Michael Gough) to go on a rampage and kidnap a little girl. Crawford’s last feature film.

Director Freddie Francis treats Aben Kandel’s patently ridiculous script with jaw-dropping seriousness, thus ensuring that this picture qualifies as a choice chunk of pure gut-busting camp. The scenes depicting Dr. Brockton bonding with Trog are priceless: she teaches him how to wind up a toy doll and toss a ball!

Other unintentionally uproarious moments include Trog freaking out when he hears loud rock music and Trog mixing it up with a German Shepherd. Better still, the inevitable last reel mondo destructo rampage certainly delivers the rousing goods: Trog tosses a guy through a window, impales another man on a meat hook, overturns a car, and abducts a little girl (the ubiquitous Chloe Franks of “Tales from the Crypt” and “Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?”).

The solid cast play their parts totally straight: Bernard Kay as the stalwart Inspector Graham, Kim Braden as Brockton’s cute blonde daughter Anne, David Griffin as eager young scientist Malcom Travers, Thorley Walters as a firm magistrate, and Robert Hutton as renowned surgeon Dr. Richard Warren. Desmond Dickinson’s sharp cinematography, John Scott’s cool ooga-booga score, the cruddy (far from) special effects (Trog’s cave looks like it’s made out of cardboard and paper mache — and probably was!), and some laughably lousy stop-motion animation dinosaurs further add to the infectiously inane fun of this enjoyably asinine hoot.


Trog (1970)