The following are words I thought would NEVER be written: 4K restoration special edition Blu-ray of Godmonster of Indian Flats. And yet, so let it be written, so let it be done.
If you’re not familiar with the 1973 insanity that is Godmonster of Indian Flats, then you’re not familiar with one of the strangest motion pictures ever made boasting one of the flat-out goofiest movie monsters of all time.
A mutant sheep that gives new meaning to the phrase “lamb to the slaughter.” A mutant sheep that I’ve always jokingly described to people as being kind of like Mr. Snuffleupagus dying of mange. A mutant sheep that, much like the movie it’s appearing in, simply has to be seen to be believed.
All 89 minutes of filmmaker Frederic Hobbs acid trip mix of nature gone amok sci-fi horror, modern western action, social satire, and unhinged Biblical mumbo jumbo are guaranteed to leave you gobsmacked.
Gaseous vapors from an ancient mine cause the birth of a huge squealing embryo that is taken to the laboratory of a local mad doctor, where it grows into a monstrous 8-foot mutant sheep. Got that? An 8-foot mutant sheep!
Meanwhile, the racist mayor of a historic Wild West tourist town (Stuart Lancaster) attempts to thwart the efforts of a black man buying real estate by attempting to lynch him! Plans go awry, however, when the giant, wool-covered Lamb from Hell escapes from the doctor’s lab and starts waddling across the countryside. Spewing an orange phosphorous gas, the semi-prehistoric Godmonster of Indian Flats terrifies the population, blows up a gas station, and even “dances” with a deranged hippie chick until it’s lassoed by cowboys. The mayor then startles everyone by putting “the damaged mongoloid beast” on display as “The 8th Wonder of the World”!
Trust me when I tell you mere words do not do this one justice.
Trust me when I also tell you that I never would have imagined a world where this movie would get a Blu-ray release, let alone a 4K restoration.
But, and this is a momentous but, that’s exactly what will happen sometime this summer (release date TBA) when AFGA and Something Weird join forces to give this obscure cult gem more love than I suspect even the people involved could have ever imagined.
The Godmonster of Indian Flats Blu-ray will boast a 4K restoration of the film from the only surviving 35mm print. We’ll also be treated to rampaging monster trailers from the AFGA vaults and berserk short subjects from the Something Weird Video archives. The case will boast reversible cover art with illustration by Shana Cleveland. And just in case you don’t think you’re getting your money’s worth with the Godmonster alone, you’ll also get a second feature: A 2K restoration of the 1975 documentary The Legend of Bigfoot will be included on the Blu-ray.
If you’re still not sold or you’re not even familiar with this slice of cinematic insanity, then please enjoy the clip below. Feast your eyes on the Godmonster in all its rubbery glory!
Source : http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/170755/e3-2016-life-becomes-waking-nightmare-vampyr-trailer/642