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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
Piedras Blancas actually exists. It's a town on the central California coast, and it does have a lighthouse that was used in this film, but only for exterior shots. Incidentally,'Piedras Blancas' is Spanish for 'White Rocks.' See more »
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 »
This basically says; "Suppose the creature was a murderous savage instead of a love struck humanoid?" It's done pretty well actually. The monster is UGLY. That "Hellish, snarling face" (to quote Michael Weldon of 'Psychotronic Magazine') makes it 100% clear this beast is not dealing with internal amour. But instead kills, actually decapitates, anyone that comes near the lighthouse.
Some good fear moments when you see the creature from the distance at dusk. And while the suit wasn't all that convincing, the savagery made up for it.
This is a lot scarier than the usual 1950's monster flicks.
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