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Attack of the Crab Monsters
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Writer:
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 February 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
From the depths of the sea... a tidal wave of terror!
Plot:
People are trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, brain-eating giant crabs. Roger Corman directs. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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So bad it's good! See more (68 total) »

Cast

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Richard Garland ... Dale Drewer
Pamela Duncan ... Martha Hunter

Russell Johnson ... 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

Ed Nelson ... Ensign Quinlan
Maitland Stuart ... Seaman Mac
Charles B. Griffith ... Seaman Tate
Robin Riley
Doug Roberts

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) (as Charles Griffith)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Charles B. Griffith .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby (photographer)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Gross  (as Charles Gross Jr.)
 
Makeup Department
Curly Batson .... makeup artist (as Curley Batson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director
Charles B. Griffith .... director underwater scenes (uncredited)
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... props (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Beach Dickerson .... crab monster operator (uncredited)
Ed Nelson .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... chief grip (uncredited)
Floyd Williams .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maitland Stuart .... underwater technician
Paul Julian .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
62 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:PG | USA:Approved (certificate #18415)

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Trivia:
Ed Nelson "played" the crab monster with Beach Dickerson operating the monster's claws.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Wheels and legs under the giant crabs.See more »
Quotes:
Jules Deveroux: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?
Ensign Quinlan: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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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
So bad it's good!, 29 March 2004
Author: MPOliphant from Arroyo Grande, California

Any movie that passes off a 1950s' home in the Hollywood Hills as a research center located atop a shrinking Pacific atoll, a well-foliaged hillside as a fresh landslide, Griffith Park's Bronson Caves as a passage to the sea, a dyed-blonde Mel Welles as a "French" scientist, and a rolling and flopping papier-mache model with humanesque eyes as a terrifying monster crab is MY kind of movie! Artistically, probably one of Corman's worst, this still is great FUN. Like many other "bad" horror movies of the fifties, I can watch it over again and again! Unfortunately, though, the only print that seems to be available--either on VHS or DVD--is not a very good one. Enjoy! (NOTE: An earlier reviewer indicated that Beverly Garland is in this film; she is not.)

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