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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:
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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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O Escorpião Negro  »

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Trivia

While filming the stop-motion effects at Tepeac Studios, O'Brien and Peterson were assisted with miniature set construction by Ralph Hammeras, who was at the same studio filming the visual effects for The Giant Claw (1957). See more »

Goofs

When the worm-like creature is slithering along the cavern floor, a wire appears attached to it during one of its movements and then disappears afterward. See more »

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Narrator: For centuries, the prayers of Mexico's peasants have been their only shield against the devastating furies that have wrecked their homes and destroyed their lives. And so today, again they kneel, terrified and helpless, as a new volcano is created by the mysterious and rebellious forces of nature. The Earth has split a thousand times. Whole acres of rich farmlands have cracked and dropped from sight. And millions of tons of molten lava are roaring down the slopes, in a quake ...
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Great movie...when the monsters are on screen
18 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Giant scorpions are unearthed by an earthquake and threaten to attack New Mexico. By the numbers script, but the acting is (surprisingly) good...it's just that the script is VERY dull. And when the giant scorpions (and worms and spiders) are on screen the movie is fantastic. These creatures look terrifying (the close ups of the scorpions' face are not pleasant) and the stop motion animation is superb. So...dull except when the monsters are on screen. Worth seeing for monster fans.


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