Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Avery Guerra

Way back in 2008 I posted a small article about a short film called "Waiting For Gorgo", which was, at the time in production under the direction of Benjamin Craig for the indie UK studio Cinemagine.

Well, it seems that the film, which is a homage to homage to the classic 1961 monster film "Gorgo" that starred Bill Travers and William Sylvester, is finally completed and available on DVD through Amazon.com.

Despite what you may be thinking, "Waiting for Gorgo", isn't a monster movie at all, but a comedy about a young woman who discovers a top secret British organization called DMOA that is run by two eccentric old men who believe that one day the island nation will be attacked by some giant monster or possibly aliens. Despite the fact that the two old coots are a little bit senile, one of them actually believes that Gorgo actually did attack Great Britain, their organization actually has a working system in place to protect the country from any outside attack.

Here is the synopsis:

Deep in the bowels of the Ministry of Defence lies a secretive government department identified only as the "DMOA". Just what the DMOA does has been lost in the annals of time - all that is known is that it's the last line of defence protecting London from total destruction.

Determined to find out more about this strange department, Alexandra, a young ambitious defence analyst, sets off into the rabbit warrens of Whitehall to see the DMOA for herself. Finding two aged public servants in varying stages of senility, Alexandra is convinced that the DMOA is the result of an unfortunate mistake. However, as the conversation progresses it becomes apparent that the old guys may not be as senile as they seem, and more worryingly, they may indeed be London's last line of defence.

Sometimes you need a couple of crazy old guys to keep everyone safe huh?

Actually I think that a couple of old nut-bags are keeping this country safe from aliens, monsters and blimp attacks. It just makes sense.

Oh, and by the way, Gorgo does not make a cameo in this one, but he did make our "The 100 Greatest Monsters From Movies And Television" list, coming in at number 64!

Here is the trailer:

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