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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:
Surprisingly good for a bad film See more (80 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)
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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:
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Certification:
UK:X (cut) | UK:PG (2005) | USA:Approved (Certificate #19203) | USA:Unrated (DVD)

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Trivia:
The film's Spanish title is "El Pantano Diabolico", meaning "The Diabolical Marsh."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Mike wires the explosives to the detonator box and the plunger is all the way up as he walks over to Steve and the rest of the group. Steve then walks over to the detonator box to set off the charge but now the plunger is down, he has to pull up before he pushes it down to set off explosives.See more »

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29 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good for a bad film, 17 May 2005
Author: zauis_at_mp from Minneapolis, MN

Regardless of the rabid fans of MST3K (myself included), attack of The Giant Leeches isn't the horrid film they make it out to be. Certainly it is low budget, but trying to shine through the lackluster production is a film that has some good writing, few plot holes, and exhibits an actual knowledge of the subject (swamps, critters, rednecks who are a danger to themselves and others...).

As far as Corman flicks go, this one has a good feel to it. Some drama, tragedy, comedy (well, some that was intentional), and an attempt at a real story. The screenwriter, Leo Gordon, has created a good feel for the south, and is an accomplished (although not great) practitioner of his trade. So, laughs aside, watch this movie again and focus on the plot when you can. There is no hocus pocus, minimal pseudo-science, and some likable characters.

Oh yeah, and please don't be a danger to yourself or others...

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