My husband and I went to the
Nevada Historical Society's After Dark: Films from the Vault on Tuesday. They were playing
Godmonster of Indian Flats ~ a 1973 film that was made here in Reno, Virginia City and American Flats. I figured it would be a “campy” film, but OMGosh….I had no idea it was going to be that bad and that funny. They had to have been on acid when they filmed it. We were all howling ~ old and young. LOL! It was quite bizarre to say the least. It was soooo 70’s. It was great to see what my old stomping grounds looked like in the 70’s since I didn’t move here until 1980. VC did clean up the old trash heap (or at least they covered it up!) by the time I moved here. And I’m pretty sure they ticket folks now who sneak into American Flats…we used to go there from Washoe Valley, via Jumbo Grade…then on into VC.
To paraphrase the lady from the Historical Museum ~ “I’d say something, but I don’t know what! That movie speaks for itself, on so many different levels”.
Godmonster was the last film of the the series ~ but they will be starting up a new one next month starting with a Roy Rogers film,
Under Nevada Skies (1946) with the short You Asked for It: Virginia City (1975).