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Brian G. Hutton,
David J. Stewart
A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get stranded when their airplane explodes. The team soon discovers that the island has been taken over by crabs that have mutated into enormous, intelligent monsters. To add to their problems, the island is slowly sinking into the ocean. Will any of them manage to escape? Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depictions of earthquakes are accomplished by merely shaking the camera. While the scientist group moves about when the earthquake strikes, the sailor group doesn't move around at all. See more »
Strange. We can see only a small part of the island from this spot, but yet you can feel lack of welcome - lack of abiding life, huh?
Yeah, I felt the same when I came here before to rescue your first group. I not only knew that they were gone but that they were lost, completely and forever, body and soul.
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It bizarre, preposterous, silly, campy, creepy, a bit gory, a little scary and a whole lot of fun.
Where does one begin with a film such as this. Campy, creepy, bizarre, for it's time quite shocking (a decapitation) and a favorite of 10 year to 14 year old boys watching Chiller Theatre showings of this Corman classic in the mid 60's.
Originally released with another classic Corman, Not of this Earth in 1957, this is one of the strangest horror films ever made.
Scientists are held captive on an Island by a gang of atomic mutated giant paper-mache crabs. They eat several brainy scientist types, luring them into their cave lairs via psychic communication, gotten I suppose through the assimilation of the scientists brains. Got that? Good.
It wasn't quite formula stuff then, but it is now. You know the group is isolated and picked off one by one... here it's an island, in slasher movies it's summer camps or sorority houses, or space ships (Alien) etc. etc.
But this is back in '57 and the formula was almost fresh then.
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