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The Giant Gila Monster is the main antagonist of the 1959 American horror film The Giant Gila Monster.

Mutated through unknown means, this gigantic lizard grows to enormous size and attacks a small town on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas, to fulfill its insatiable hunger.


The Giant Gila Monster is an enormous 70-foot Gila monster, although it more closely resembles a Mexican beaded lizard.

Powers and Abilities

The Giant Gila Monster possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Sharp teeth
  • Scaly hide
  • Venom


The Giant Gila Monster is killed after a hot rod car rigged with explosives is rammed into it.


  • The Giant Gila Monster in the film was portrayed by a Mexican beaded lizard (not a Gila monster) filmed on miniature sets.

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