Konga (1961) ****1/2  A companion piece of sorts to the great Horrors of the Black Museum (1959), this features another cutting, committed performance from mannered dastard Michael Gough, who, as in Horrors, is again acting cranky and bitter to grand effect, ranting with megalomaniacal eloquence, and stylishly mistreating people as no other actor can.  The special effects may date the film, but for viewers interested in seeing a 1961 film titled Konga, such concerns are most likely negligible at worst.  Typically colorful American International product of the period, this would also make a fine double feature with It! (1967).

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