How to Make a Monster (1958)

Director
Herbert L. Strock

Main cast
Robert H. Harris; Paul Brinegar; Gary Conway; Gary Clarke; Malcolm Atterbury

Genres
Horror, Sci-Fi

Description
When master monster make-up man Pete Dumond is fired by the new bosses of American International studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge.


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