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The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | June 1957 (USA)
Giant mollusk monsters attack California.

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Sally (as Eileen Harley)
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Storyline

An earthquake in the Salton Sea unleashes a horde of prehistoric mollusk monsters. Discovering the creatures, a Naval officer and several scientists attempt to stop the monsters, but they escape into the canal system of the California's Imperial Valley and terrorize the populace. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Crawling up from the depths... to terrify and torture! See more »

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June 1957 (USA)  »

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$254,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Salton Sea was formed from a pre-dam flood of the Colorado River. The dam project that created Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam) was a result of flood control. A boomtown grew around the lake, with all the typical real estate promotional hype. As the lake shrunk, and values dropped, the area became a near ghost town. See more »

Goofs

After boat 242 was found deserted, LCDR Twillinger and LT Clemmons boarded her and found Sanders. But when they boarded 242, there was no mollusk secretion on its plank. But as LCDR Twillinger came back to plank to look in the sea, he placed his hand in white secretion. Obviously, if it had been there, they would have seen or slipped on it, while boarding. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tad Johns: As far as we know, in a man that age, only two things can cause stroke: violent anger, or fear.
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Good Movie
6 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the theatre in 1957 when it came out. I was just a child and it scared me. I had to walk home in the dark after the movie and I glad I made it. I am going to try to find it in a video rental store and watch it again with some popcorn and my grandson. From what I remember, the movie was pretty good, but of course, nothing like today's special effects. Good Viewing To All!!!


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