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
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Every horror you've seen on the screen grows pale beside the horror of "THE BLACK SCORPION"
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Did You Know?
This marked the final film for which Willis H. O'Brien
designed special effects. O'Brien began his career in special effects while working on the landmark film, King Kong
(1933). See more
In the final scene, when the soldier is shooting an electrified dart at the scorpion, the scientist mentions that it's connected to a generator supplying 600,000 volts. Very high voltage can travel through air; in other words, there is potential to create a 60 inch long spark. Anyone or anything standing on the ground within 5 feet of the dart or the live wire would have instantly created and attracted this spark. It would have been impossible for the soldier to even touch the live wire to pull the dart back to the truck. See more
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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