Starts off B-movie-perfect as the opening 10 mins introduces a sympathetic, yet slightly flawed protagonist who the filmmakers set up 4 an inevitable growth spurt & a face-off w/ a slimeball hubby u can't help but root against. Un4tunately, it proceeds 2 put BOTH of these things on hold until the last 10 mins. Perhaps it was an issue of special efx being 2 difficult & costly 2 pull off back then, but a B-movie's got an obligation 2 provide many quick & easy payoffs no matter how bad they look.
What makes these kinds of movies excel is how the camp is a direct product of hopefully-outdated sexual and political foolishness: the perhaps-alien rape of a jilted, frustrated, cuckolded woman makes her grow to a size where everyone can look up her skirt and see in large detail what her husband is missing out on. Thing is, that's as deep as this gets (not 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' deep, for example) - you get the same idea from the poster, which is better than the movie itself.
Starts off mediocre, and then dramatically goes downhill as it's forced to start relying on its special effects, climaxing in a laughably bad and overly rushed conclusion. The logic is about what you'd expect from any other B-movie.
One-of-a-kind camp foolishness obviously made to grab off some of the success of _The Amazing Colossal Man_. Hayes is great in her signature role. Hudson is her smarmy, cheating husband and Vickers his vampy mistress in this low-brow masterpiece, surely one of the twenty five or so most famous titles in movie history.