Films: Zontar, the Thing from Venus (1966)
Location: Eldritch Location/Cave
Height/Weight: Twice as large as an average human.
Summary: Larry Buchanan is back with his self-proclaimed "Wretched Remakes", and he's got a real popcorner with this one. "It Conquered the World" was on his mind this time, and he needed to nail everything for it. He did, and somehow, his prop of a monster wasn't nearly as ridiculous as last time. No one kicked it over at least.
History: Zontar was a beast from Venus who saw it fit to turn Earth into his personal utopia. To do it, he manipulated the passions and emotions of a scientist, and basically did everything Beulah did during his invasion, right down to the controlling drones he sent out. But hey, he had a more spacious cave, and the drones are called "Injectapods", so totally different!
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Zontar is taken out when the scientist sacrifices himself to stab the beast with a plutonium-laced taser rod. It's a bit less awesome than it sounds. But at least we get to hear that awesome monologue from the end of the original film. Who says Buchanan didn't do his homework?
Powers/Abilities: Zontar can take out a world's energy and send out his Injectapods to control others into doing his bidding. He's also immune to bullets.
Weakness: A powerful super-weapon outta do it.
Scariness Factor: 3-Zontar is oodles more intimidating than Beulah with his demonic appearance, but he's still a bit stiff, his eyes are somewhat droopy, and his Injectapods are clearly props on strings.
Trivia: -We'd like to take the time to say that Buchanan might be a pretentious prick compared to Roger Corman, who he's desperately trying to ape. At least he wasn't a jerk, from what we heard.
-Out of all of Buchanan's efforts, this and the one with the the Eye Creatures are the best known.