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Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  June 1961 (USA)
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A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real.



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Antony Carbone ...
Renzo Capetto
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Mary-Belle Monahan
Sparks Moran / Agent XK150 / Narrator (as Edward Wain)
Beach Dickerson ...
Pete Peterson Jr. (as Beech Dickerson)
Robert Bean ...
Happy Jack Monahan
Esther Sandoval ...
Rosina Perez
Sonia Noemí González ...
Mango Perez (as Sonia Noemi Gonzalez)
Edmundo Rivera Álvarez ...
Gen. Tostada (as Edmundo Rivera Alvarez)
Terry Nevin ...
Elisio Lopez ...
Tanner Hunt ...
Blanquita Romero ...
Carmelita Rodriguez
Armando Rowra ...


American crook Renzo Capetto sees a chance to make a bundle when a Caribbean island has a revolution. He plans to help loyalists (and the national treasury) escape on his boat, then kill the men and blame their deaths on a mythical sea monster. Trouble ensues when the _real_ monster shows up! Written by Paul White <>

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June 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Criaturas do Fundo do Mar  »

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Shot back-to-back in Puerto Rico with The Last Woman on Earth (1960), using the same cast and crew, but not released until several months afterward. See more »


At approximately 55 minutes, the young woman "Mango" is discovered coming out of the jungle, and again 5 seconds later. See more »


[first lines]
Sparks Moran: [narrating] I had to go the Santo Domingo bar and I had to find Agent XK-120, whom I'd never met.
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Featured in Living Seas (1986) See more »


The Creature from the Haunted Sea
Lyrics by Carole Eastman
Music by Fred Katz
Sung by Betsy Jones-Moreland with the Fred Katz Jazz Combo
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I disagree with several of the other reviewers who state that this film is typical Roger Corman. It isn't. Films like Little Shop of Horrors and A Bucket of Blood are Corman quickies AND masterpieces, but this film was only a quickie and a stinker! It is awful in every fiber of its being. The production values are SO low that the film quality is grainy, the sound just audible, the sets and design pieces barely functional, and the acting...yes let's talk about the acting...the acting is incredibly bad by all concerned. In point of fact, there is not one good performance in the whole film. Anthony Carbone is wasted in the role of a gangster...the part too big for his supporting abilities I imagine. Betsy Jones-Moreland croons a song and throws dice through her scenes and utters lines with a complete lack of conviction. Robert Towne is unfunny and thoroughly unlikable in his role as a spy/secret agent aboard a ship carrying Cubans and their gold from Cuba. The worst performance, however, and I say this without any...ANY..hesitation is the guy that makes ridiculous animal sounds throughout the picture and is a jack-ass of epic proportions in every scene he is in. I mean this guy is so bad he couldn't be an extra in a Herschell Gordon Lewis picture! This film, plainly put, sucks!

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