GAAAH! Just having to watch some of this movie again to write this post filled my gut with dread! This below average “movie of the week” fare from 1978 is strange for several reasons:
1. It was produced by Rankin-Bass, the same people who did Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
2. According to my 8 year old memory, it’s about a giant murderous turtle and those kids from the Blue Lagoon. According to IMDB the real plot is even weirder.
3. The presence of Burl Ives is detected.
This clip has the parts of the movie I remember best, including the scene that would trigger a life long hatred for turtles and keep me from ever swimming in the ocean as an adult. So if you are disturbed by drowning or turtle on human violence, I would avoid the last 3 minutes of this clip.
The memory of watching this show is so vivid, I can still smell the neighbor’s basement rec room I watched it in.