Films: The Mighty Gorga (1969)
Height/Weight: 4 times that of an average human.
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Good
Summary: Here's a rip-off of King Kong. Let's just get this over with.
History: Some guys decide to check out the jungles of Africa in order to find both a missing father and the mighty Gorga, a gorilla god who is offered ritual sacrifice and occasionally fights dinosaurs. Really AWFUL looking dinosaurs.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Gorga is there to see a volcano erupt, and during that, he kills both a hunter that's been following the visitors and the fanatical witch doctor that's been feeding him sacrifices (not enough spice, perhaps?). Amazingly, unlike most Kongs, Gorga lives to see another day.
Powers/Abilities: Great strength.
Scariness Factor: 1.5-Gorga, aside from looking like Kong did LSD for some time, is a mood-swinger, being benevolent to strangers one time and smacking those who feed him the next. But we'd like to talk about the T-Rex here for a second. IT SUCKS! LOOK AT IT! IT'S A GODFORSAKEN HAND-PUPPET FLAILING AROUND! Aw well, we won't ever see it again....wait, no cinema, don't take that as a challenge!!!
Trivia: -Gorga was played by this film's writer, producer, director, and special effects artist, David L. Hewitt. Let that sink in.
-Most of the film was done in Simi Valley, California.