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Just looking at the monstrous merman at the heart of the new indie horror-comedy Don’t Let the Riverbeast Get You! reminds me yet again why an old fashioned rubber monster suit possess so much more charm and personality than the majority of today’s digital monsters.
That tagline for Charles Roxburgh’s low budget Don’t Let the Riverbeast Get You! bills its title creature as “the most indecorous aquatic menace of all-time.” For those without a dictionary, “indecorous” is another word for unseemly. Not entirely sure why that applies to the Riverbeast because I’m sure if you look hard enough, you’ll see the costume’s seems. Oops, wrong seams.
I don’t know if the movie will be good or bad, but I can’t look at the costume without it warming the cockles of my heart. It’s goofy and ghastly, wonderfully so.
The film stars Matt Farley (who also wrote the script and produced the film), Sharon Scalzo, Kevin McGee, Elizabeth Peterson, and other friends of director Charles Roxburgh, who told Undead Backbrain they wanted to work together on a fun project that they hope others will have fun watching.
You can find more stills at both Undead Backbrain and the film’s Facebook page (hit the link below). A brief teaser trailer gives you a taste of the 1970’s style monster comedy that is Don’t Let the Riverbeast Get You!
That guy in Cabin in the Woods was right: Everything really is better with a merman.
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