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Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 February 1957 (USA) See more »
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From the depths of the sea... a tidal wave of terror!
Plot:
Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, brain-eating, giant crabs. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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One of a Kind Horror Treat See more (71 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)
 
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Maitland Stuart .... underwater technician
Paul Julian .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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62 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:Approved (certificate #18415)

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Trivia:
Russell Johnson broke his toe while splashing around in the water during one scene. Due to the low budget of the film, director Roger Corman had a stage tech tape up Johnson's toe and immediately ordered him back in the water to finish the scene.See more »
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Miscellaneous: Although Richard Garland's character is called "Brewer" throughout the movie, the end credits spell his character's name as "Dale Drewer".See more »
Quotes:
Seaman Ron Fellows:Okay, whadda ya got?
Seaman Jack Sommers:Three queens!
Seaman Ron Fellows:Well, big deal. So you finally won a hand. I'm still 100 sticks of dynamite and one wild explosion ahead of you.
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
One of a Kind Horror Treat, 16 November 1998
Author: Chris J. from Seattle, WA

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.

Enjoy it.

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