It is no surprise that the same year that saw Sputnik saw this tale of terror from the skies. For no reason at all a mutant bird (protected by “anti-matter”) is eating American planes. When no planes fly, it eats American tranes. When no trains move, it perches on the Empire State Building. King Kong was content to just hang out there, the Giant Claw mashes it to pieces. Bastard. Eventually, our hero, Jake Rockchin, defeats the Giant Claw with American Science! Lots of cawwing along the way, especially when Mrs. Ladyscience shoots up some Giant Claw eggs. If you aren’t amused by a movie like this, there is something deeply wrong with you.


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