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Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (1956)

 -  Adventure  -  December 1956 (USA)
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Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is ... See full summary »

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Dr. Andrea Romar
Tom Payne ...
Tupanico
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Father Flaviano
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Vivian - the dancer
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Roberto Aurel
Andrea Bayard
Luz del Fuego
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Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is said to live up the river where no white man has ever been before... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Curucu, die Bestie vom Amazonas  »

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Director Curt Siodmak said of this film, "I shot it down there [in Brazil], in the jungles. I never recovered, physically". See more »

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From the studios of E.T. and Jurassic Park!
25 January 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Universal, which brought us massive hits like E.T. and the Jurassic Park movies, were responsible for this.

It is the worst of the Universal monster movies of the 1950's, but I loved it. It is one of the better so-bad-it's-good movies and the thing that surprised me the most was that it was shot in colour, despite the low budget.

The 'monster' has to be seen to be believed. The main female lead in this, Beverly Garland, is used to fighting out of this world monsters as she fought the 'carrot' in It Conquered the World.

See this if you get the chance. It is worth watching just to see the 'monster'.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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