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The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  22 April 1959 (USA)
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The monster, which looks like a nastier version of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy lighthouse town. The superstitious lighthouse keeper is worried for the safety of ... See full summary »

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Dr. Sam Jorgenson
Forrest Lewis ...
Constable George Matson
John Harmon ...
Sturges, the Lighthouse Keeper
Frank Arvidson ...
Kochek, the Storekeeper
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Lucille Sturges
Don Sullivan ...
Fred
Pete Dunn ...
Eddie / The Monster
Joseph La Cava ...
Mike
Wayne Berwick ...
Little Jimmy
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The monster, which looks like a nastier version of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy lighthouse town. The superstitious lighthouse keeper is worried for the safety of his beautiful teenage daughter, so he leaves food for the monster, who dwells in a nearby cave. When bodies wash up ashore, the locals take notice. Written by Anonymous

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MAN-MONSTER FROM THE SLIMY DEATHS! See more »

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22 April 1959 (USA)  »

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El monstruo de Piedras Blancas  »

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The hands of the monster were the same as those props used in The Mole People (1956). See more »

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When the monster is trying to break through the steel door at the top of the lighthouse, it is a single door. But when he breaks through, it is a double door. See more »

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Fred: There's been another murder.
Sturges, the Lighthouse Keeper: Who?
Fred: Kochek. We found his body this afternoon.
Sturges, the Lighthouse Keeper: He talked too much.
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Stay Away From the Lighthouse!
24 December 2001 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

John Harmon plays a crusty lighthouse keeper who lives with his daughter and secretly feeds a monster of a prehistoric fish-man heritage scraps and fish. One day he misses feeding the creature scraps and all hell breaks loose. The creature walks about unseen and walking in and out of stores neatly severing the heads off folks. This is vintage 50's bad sci-fi. It has all the cliches you would expect, yet it is a whole lot of fun. Obviously made on a shoestring budget, Monster of Piedras Blancas has a charm to it. The story is pretty straightforward with everything from one-dimensional characters to the obligatory romance between the lighthouse keeper's daughter and a serendipitous biochemist versed in prehistoric fish species(played by Do Sullivan who you may...or more likely may not...remember as Chase in The Giant Gila Monster...no singing in this one fortunately!). The monster looks decent. Sure, you know its a rubber suit, but at least its not crying out that it is. This film makes great Saturday or Sunday afternoon fare!


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