The Glob Who Girdled Granville & The Secret Lives of Actors
Peter Grandbois is quickly making a name for himself with his Double Monster features, bringing a wonderful human touch to classic Hollywood monsters. The Fly and the Creature from the Black Lagoon prospered under his watchful eye in the first edition, and in the double feature The Glob Who Girdled Granville and The Secret Lives of Actors, we get a glimpse of the post-fame lives of the Blob and the Thing from Another World.
Both stories have elements of identity crisis, transformation, and squandered romance, and either would shine on its own when paired with a dissimilar partner. Unfortunately, the similarities detract from one another rather than serving as two sides to the same coin. The Glob Who Girdled Granville is more focused, setting up an engaging wish fulfillment story while examining a monstrous midlife crisis. As the follow-up, The Secret Lives of Actors feels more scattershot, veering between more farcical elements (like the Vegan protest) and the meat of the story.
Although this pairing isn’t as strong as his debut double feature, it retains both the tongue-in-cheek humor and heart, offering a charmingly twisted look at what might’ve come after the credits rolled.
Wordcraft of Oregon