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The Black Scorpion (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 October 1957 (USA)
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Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Denning ...
Mara Corday ...
Teresa Alvarez
Carlos Rivas ...
Artur Ramos
Mario Navarro ...
Juanito
Carlos Múzquiz ...
Dr. Velazco (as Carlos Muzquiz)
Pascual García Peña ...
José de la Cruz (as Pascual Peña)
Fanny Schiller ...
Florentina
Pedro Galván ...
Father Delgado (as Pedro Galvan)
Arturo Martínez ...
Major Cosio (as Arturo Martinez)
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Storyline

Giant scorpions demolish Mexico City. They have been released from underground caverns by a series of volcanic eruptions, and it's up to Hank, an American geologist to stop them. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Out of the volcano they come... See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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O Escorpião Negro  »

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Trivia

The sounds of the scorpions are the same sounds as the ant chirps in Them! (1954). See more »

Goofs

When the train is being attacked, the "passengers" are just black silhouettes painted on the train windows. As mentioned in another goof, this is a small scale model train made by 'Lionel Linden'. See more »

Quotes

Hank Scott: [in a laboratory] One question, doctor...
Dr. Velazco: I hope I can answer it.
Hank Scott: Well, the alcohol, the distilled water, the salt solution - I can uderstand that, but what's the tequila for?
Dr. Velazco: Well, in your country I believe they call it a coffee break.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Black Scorpion (1990) See more »

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Giant scorpion runs wild in Mexico!!!!
13 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This little gem from Warner Brothers is actually a pretty good movie for it's time and genre. The basis of the story is that 2 scientists, one American, one Mexican, head to Mexico to study an erupting volcano. What they find however, is nest underground of huge scorpions that are terrorizing Mexico City. The special effects are good for the era, the scorpion drools and makes scary sounds. The acting is so-so, Richard Denning overacts at times, and the relationship with the ever lovely and B movie horror queen Mara Corday, is not well developed, and the little Mexican boy "Juanito" is nothing short of annoying. But overall the story works helped by the great special effects and the good storyline. A fun movie to watch on a rainy Saturday night.


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