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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, murderous giant crabs.

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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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El ataque de los cangrejos gigantes  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Ed Nelson "played" the crab monster with Beach Dickerson operating the monster's claws. See more »

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When Deveroux calls out to the first team upon arriving at the island, the echo does not match what he shouts. See more »

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Narrator: And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
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Danger, Crabs are attacking
1 November 2005 | by 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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