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Attack of the Giant Leeches
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Writers:
Leo Gordon (original story)
Leo Gordon (screenplay)
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Release Date:
October 1959 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Massive Blood Sucking Monsters! See more »
Plot:
After local-moonshine swilling trapper Lem Sawyer sees a giant creature, people start disappearing.... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Fun and educational too! See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ken Clark ... Steve Benton

Yvette Vickers ... Liz Walker
Jan Shepard ... Nan Greyson
Michael Emmet ... Cal Moulton
Tyler McVey ... Doc Greyson
Bruno VeSota ... Dave Walker
Gene Roth ... Sheriff Kovis

Dan White ... Porky Reed (as Daniel White)
George Cisar ... Lem Sawyer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guy Buccola ... Giant Leech (uncredited)
Joseph Hamilton ... Old Sam Peters (uncredited)
Walter Kelley ... Mike (uncredited)
Ross Sturlin ... Giant Leech (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernard L. Kowalski 
 
Writing credits
Leo Gordon (original story)

Leo Gordon (screenplay)

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alexander Laszlo 
 
Cinematography by
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Lodato 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller  (as Dan Haller)
 
Production Management
Jack Bohrer .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John C. Chulay .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Richard M. Rubin .... property master (as Dick Rubin)
 
Sound Department
Al Overton .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Rosher Jr. .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Magro .... associate editor (as Tony Magro)
 
Other crew
Kinta Zertuche .... production secretary
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Giant Leeches" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
UK:X (cut) | UK:PG (2005) | USA:Approved (Certificate #19203) | USA:Unrated (DVD)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Gorgon Video Magazine (1989) (V)See more »

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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Fun and educational too!, 12 May 2005
Author: stevebob99 from Chesapeake, VA

Attack of the Giant Leeches is a very fun movie if you like watching B-horror movies to laugh at how poorly they are made and scripted. A few things I learned from this movie:

1) Alligators aren't scared of men or animals but they may be afraid of minerals

2) Game wardens take their wives out on dates while they look for poachers

3) Atomic testing can cause giant mutations of just about anything (OK, OK, I already knew that. Most of these movies are about that.)

4) Women like being called "baby"

5) If you're in a boat for 2 days looking for something in the water, then you hear it sloshing around, it's OK to just go home without checking it out.

6) It's OK to have a picnic in a boat while looking for dangerous monsters.

7)Sleezy people always die in the end (I already knew that)

8) Good guys don't need a good reason to take their shirts off (Ok, I knew that, too)

The monster costume was so bad I couldn't make out the shape of the leech at all- it looked like what it was- a man in a cheesy suit.

I gave the movie a 2 because it really was bad, but don't let that stop you from watching it. It was 64 fun minutes of foolish pleasure from the king of B-horror, Roger Corman

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