Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.
Swimming near a Mexican village that has been terrorized by a sea monster, Julie Blaie (Anne Kimball), and American artist, is terrified when an object rises to the surface. It turns out to be a one-man submarine piloted by biologist Steve Dunning ('Stuart Wade' (qb)). Later an abalone diver vanishes and Julie faints after seeing the monster's eye rise from the sea. Pablo (Wyott Ordung) and Tula (Inez Palange) plot to offer Julie as a sacrifice to their gods. Pablo deliberately attracts a shark while Juilie is skin-diving, but she escapes, and her line snags an object that Steve and Dr. Baldwin (Dick Pinner) establish as part of a huge sea monster. Written by
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The original title was to be "It Stalked the Ocean Floor," but the distributors objected on the grounds it was "too cerebral." See more »
As the film opens, and the camera pans to a landscape where "no white man has ever been," at the top right of the screen a car can be seen traveling down Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, where this scene was filmed. See more »
I was lucky enough to find this movie years ago pre-viewed at a Blockbusters and immediately loved it. As soon as I found out it had been released on DVD, I bought it outright. Why? It's just an all around great movie. No it doesn't have the best production values, No the acting will not win any awards EVER! But what the flick does have is soul. It straight forward, to the point. A monster is terrorizing a village. A woman visiting the area wants to help out. She tracks down the monster and...... Well I wont give away the ending.
The film is short and sweet, just over an hour its running time is just perfect. The monster in my opinion is very well done. Sure you may laugh now...But I can imagine back when I was a wee lad the sight of that horrible thing rising out of the bubbling oceans probably would have sent me to bed shivering and begging for the light to be left on. I think this is the perfect movie to introduce the younger generation (6-9 year old) to the genre. If you haven't yet, watch this at least once. You may wind up like me, addicted to the Monster From The Ocean Floor!
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