Exploitation doyen Fred Olen Ray has announced that his son Chris — clearly walking in the dad’s footsteps — has just finished directing his first film, a giant monster epic based on an old Charlton Comic from the 1960s. The film is called Reptisaurus; the comic it is based on was inspired by the Danish giant monster film, Reptilicus (1961; dir. Poul Bang and Sidney W. Pink) — at least for part of its rather short run.
Anyway, below are some pics from the film and some images from the original comic.
A scene of destruction:
The monster itself:
The cover of a Reptisaurus comic:
And a page from the comic:
Read more about the film at Dread Central.
Thanks, Avery, for the initial heads-up.
Addition — 9 Feb 2008:
Reptisaurus in flight (courtesy of Avery and tarstarkas.net):