In the vast wastelands, the Gila Monster roams.
Where's a scaly giant lizard like me going to find a date except in Japan.
A teen couple is parked out in a deserted area. Nothing could happen to them, could it? Suddenly, they’re attacked before the credits can
announce the stars.
Elsewhere at the soda shop, let the socks be hoppin’. The teens head off to the drive-in. So that’s what they’re calling it now…
Pat’s father, the missing teen boy, chews out the Sheriff to find his missing boy.
Sheriff stops by the gas station and talks with Chase and asks about Pat.
Why I can clean the pipes if you can afford to pay me...
Later, the station owner, Compton, brings in 4 cases of nitro. I wonder if that would be important later in the movie.
TOO DARK TO SEE ensues. The Gila Monster gets some guys.
At a car crash, they find the car is stolen. Chase finds some suitcase and cigarettes around.
Later, Chase consoles his distraught girlfriend, Lisa.
A drunk guy, Steamroller Smith, crashes his car after seeing the Gila Monster. Chase hauls the car to the station and is told about the
monster. When Steamroller leaves
he gives Chase his business card. Steamroller is a rock DJ.
Sheriff asks Chase to help him search for missing kids. During the search, Lisa is getting nervous. The Gila Monster is roaming
about. The kids find Pat’s car. They tow
the car in and are unaware of how close the Gila Monster is to them.
That night, Compton is driving down the road. However, he wrecks when spotting the Gila Monster. Cue the explosion.
Chase’s house, mom surprises him. His little sister finally has got her leg braces. The musical assault of Chase’s ukulele
ensues. Sheriff calls Chase about a train wreck and could be Mr. Compton.
Heading out to the wreck, they find strange skid-marks like around the other wrecks.
Chase is planning a party with Steamroller.
Williams, the old drunk, is driving.
Elsewhere, some car tries to pass the train and gets flattened. Sheriff learns of the wreck. Chase meets the Sheriff who has been
getting info on Gila Monsters. Somehow, he thinks a Gila Monster can get giant-sized like bus sized. He does want to keep that idea from
Sock-hop, the dance ensues.
Pat’s Dad accuses Sheriff of covering for Chase.
"I don't care what you say. New Coke was awful..."
He thinks a giant lizard is out there and blames the Sheriff for Compton’s death. Demanding that Chase be arrested for
taking some tires off a car wreck.
Sock hoppin’…DJ Steamroller plays a couple of Chase’s songs.
You don't believe I can sound like Hendrix's "All Along the
Everyone is unaware the Gila Monster is approaching. Pat’s Dad and Sheriff reach to the sock hop. The Gila Monster attacks the
building. Let the panicking teens ensue.
Model building destruction ensues. The Sheriff goes for help. Chases heads off to the gas station. Sheriff deputizes Williams to keep
the teens in one place.
Chase gets the nitro from the station and goes after the Gila Monster.
Hot roddin’ Gila Monster. Chases searches for his little sister and leaves Lisa with her. He keeps up his deadly quest. Gunning the
engine and pointing his hot rod straight at the Gila Monster which BBQs.
The Sheriff arrives. Pat’s Dad apologizes. Chase’s car will be reimbursed and all is right with the world.