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The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955)

Passed | | Horror, Sci-Fi | December 1955 (USA)
An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent ... See full summary »

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An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent investigate the phenomenon, and it's connection to a local marine biology professor. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Terror is about to surface! See more »

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El fantasma de las 10.000 leguas  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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When Ethel and Mr. Grant meet in the roadhouse, the exterior sign says "Jefty's Roadhouse" - a direct reference to the 1948 film "Road House", with Richard Widmark featured as "Jefty". See more »

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As Ethyl Hall, Dr. King's secretary, is walking up the beach after leaving her keys in his lab, George shoots her in the back with a spear gun. George, however, is hiding on the hillside and could not have hit her at that angle. See more »

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[first lines]
William S. 'Bill' Grant: Don't touch that.
[Grant shows his credentials]
Ted Baxter: William S. Grant, Special Investigator. Department of Defense, Washington. Well, I guess that makes it pretty official.
William S. 'Bill' Grant: Yes, I guess it does.
Ted Baxter: His body's rigid with burns. The boat's charred too. Yet, there's no sign of fire. We better get him out of the water.
William S. 'Bill' Grant: I'll take care of him myself.
Ted Baxter: I just though I'd give you some help.
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what did I just watch?>?! This movie is garbage
12 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Awful, awful, awful film. I mean, I like B movies as much as the next person but this is just pathetic. This is actually not a B movie. This is a Z movie. It is inept in every way. Scientists try to find a guy in the dorkiest-looking rubber monster suit you will ever see in your life. The whole thing looks like it was shot for about 25 cents by people who had no script and had never seen a movie before in their entire lives.

And maybe it was the DVD, but at all costs avoid the Retromedia copy of this, because it looks like you are viewing everything through a blizzard. It's HIGHLY annoying. If I hadn't paid only .99 cents for the stupid piece of junk I'd demand a refund.


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