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The Black Scorpion (1957)

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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)
Roberto Contreras ...
Chumacho
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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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Every horror you've seen on the screen grows pale beside the horror of "THE BLACK SCORPION" See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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11 October 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den sorte skorpion  »

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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 »

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When Sgt. Vega's body is found, Hank takes his gun away and mentions that every round had been fired. The gun is a 1911-series pistol; had all rounds been fired, the slide would have locked back. The gun is later referred to as a revolver by the radio dispatcher. See more »

Quotes

Hank Scott: [after hearing an onimous noise] Ordinarily I've got nothing against moonlight nights, but I'll be glad to get by this one.
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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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