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Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  October 1959 (USA)
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After local-moonshine swilling trapper Lem Sawyer sees a giant creature, people start disappearing. While searching for illegal traps Steve Benton and Nan Greyson, his girl-friend find Lem ... See full summary »

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Liz Walker
Jan Shepard ...
Nan Greyson
Michael Emmet ...
Cal Moulton
Tyler McVey ...
Bruno VeSota ...
Gene Roth ...
Sheriff Kovis
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Porky Reed (as Daniel White)
George Cisar ...
Lem Sawyer
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After local-moonshine swilling trapper Lem Sawyer sees a giant creature, people start disappearing. While searching for illegal traps Steve Benton and Nan Greyson, his girl-friend find Lem dying with giant sucker wounds on his body. One couple Liz Walker and Cal Moulton, forced into the water by her enraged husband Dave Walker, gets taken by the leeches. When police refuse to believe Dave's story, he hangs himself. Soon after this, 2 more trappers disappear, the local Game Warden Steve Benton gets involved. He and Nan's father Dr Greyson realize that the people were taken by the leeches and the leeches live in caves under the swamp. Using dynamite, the 4 missing bodies are discovered and the leeches are destroyed. Written by Matthew Soffen <matt@tuxie.aai.com>

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Massive Blood Sucking Monsters! See more »

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Attack of the Blood Leeches  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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The music score for this film was a stock score used previously in the film Night of the Blood Beast (1958), also produced by Gene Corman, brother of Roger Corman (it can also be heard in Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)). See more »

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Cal and Dave are talking outside the general store. The reflection of the mike boom can be seen in the roof of the car. See more »

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24 August 2002 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

Them folks down on the swamp there darn gone and got themselves killed or worsen. Yes giant inflatable swamp critters attack and suck the blood out of their victims. Just joking around there folks. Honestly this was much better than I was expecting although it really doesn't hold any surprises(but may cause you to laugh a time or two). Still for a low budget film, I felt it was well-done and benefits from being only 62 minutes in length. I really enjoyed this one.


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