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Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 February 1957 (USA)
Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, brain-eating, giant crabs.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Garland ...
Dale Drewer
Pamela Duncan ...
Martha Hunter
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Hank Chapman
Leslie Bradley ...
Dr. Karl Weigand
Mel Welles ...
Jules Deveroux
Richard H. Cutting ...
Dr. James Carson (as Richard Cutting)
Beach Dickerson ...
Seaman Ron Fellows
Tony Miller ...
Seaman Jack Sommers
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Ensign Quinlan
Maitland Stuart ...
Seaman Mac
Charles B. Griffith ...
Seaman Tate
Robin Riley
Doug Roberts
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Storyline

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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From the depths of the sea... a tidal wave of terror!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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10 February 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ataque de los cangrejos gigantes  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Allied Artists Pictures released this film on a double bill with Not of This Earth (1957) to many drive-in theaters with the tag line "Terrorama! Double Horror Sensation!" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Martha Hunter: Jim, you don't know what's down there!
Dr. James Carson: What could be other than earth, water and few land crabs?
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Danger, Crabs are attacking
1 November 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I've seen Attack of the Crab Monsters just the once and this is one of Roger Corman's better movies.

A group of people on a remote island come under attack from rather hungry giant crabs which are the result of an A-bomb test and to make matters worse, the island is sinking. These crabs turn out to be rather intelligent too as they absorb the brains of their victims and this makes them talk as well. The survivors are rescued at the end when the island finally sinks, taking the crabs with it.

I have an NTSC copy of Attack of the Crab Monsters of which the quality of the print is rather bad. I'm sure there are better prints of it out there.

The cast includes Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan and and Russell Johnson.

A good movie, just a pity about the bad print.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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