THE MILPITAS MONSTER! Truth be told, Tom should be handling this movie as the city of Milpitas, CA is right in his backyard of San Jose. Located within Silicon Valley, it is a town that offers – according to their official website – “life @ your pace.” And apparently this place was really cool in the 1970s as the whole town got involved in the making of a monster movie that started as a high school project. How awesome is that? And while the end result might leave a bit more to be desired, it is a cool back story and probably the film’s main claim to fame. After all, how many high school productions can you name that got limited theatrical releases?
It is pretty wild to think of a community coming together to support a film project, but I guess anything was possible in 1970s California. You’re not going to get anything that will be replacing GODZILLA any time soon, but the MILPITAS MONSTER is a fun little film and probably a total trip for local residents (that means you, Tom!).
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