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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 »
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Leeches take no prisoners See more (82 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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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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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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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Leeches take no prisoners, 25 October 2004
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

Another of the many giant creature movies from the '50's, this one being somewhere in the middle of the bunch. This time, it's swamp hicks who are being menaced by leeches. Not just leeches, but big, mean leeches! I tell you, it's a load of cheese from beginning to end, but this is what one would expect from a genre movie of this era. It's a movie that leaves you asking, "why don't the fools just get a pound of salt and waste 'em?" Anyway, it's an OK effort with some decent acting. But those leeches, oh boy! The monsters are strictly tongue-in-cheek! So, B-movie fans should love this one, it's a wonder it took four years for this movie to make it to Mystery Science Theater 3000. In any event, proceed with caution into the boggy swamps of schlock.

** out of ****

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