In a small town, the silence is shattered by a rash of disappearances at the swamp near the old deserted factories. Bodies are being discovered with no blood left in their bodies. It's up ... See full summary »
An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.
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
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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 »
Wait a minute! Wait a minute!
Hold on. Hold on. Hold on.
Just hold it a second, Lem. Liz! You hear me girl?
[appears in doorway]
What you want now?
[referring to music]
You gotta play that thing so loud...?
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In a community nearby a swamp, a local dweller sees a couple of giant monsters but nobody believes on his words. Later, the cuckold Dave Walker (Bruno Ve Sota) finds his slut wife Liz Walker (Yvette Vickers) cheating him with his friend Cal Moulton (Michael Emmett). He chases the couple through the swamp, and forces them to jump into the water. The leeches attack them, and the shocked Dave is arrested, accused of murder. Two other locals decide to look for the bodies of Liz and Cal to get the prize of US$ 50.00 per body, and also vanish in the swamp. Finally, Sheriff Steve Benton (Ken Clark) organizes a patrol to investigate the caves under the swamp, finding the lethal giant leeches.
When I saw this B-movie the main attraction of a double-feature DVD with "The Wasp Woman", I did not resist and I bought it. This trash low-budget camp movie was a typical sci-fi / horror that I enjoyed on TV along my childhood. The story is silly and there is no explanation for the giant leeches other than a possible atomic testing in times of Cold War. The acting is very reasonable, with rednecks in the swamp area. The effects are ridiculously cheap and fumy, with a plastic fantasy of monster covering a stunt. Anyway, I found it a charming and entertaining flick visibly inspired in "Creature from the Black Lagoon". My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "O Ataque das Sanguessugas Gigantes" ("The Attack of the Giant Leeches")
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