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Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | June 1961 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Antony Carbone ...
Renzo Capetto
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Mary-Belle Monahan
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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 ...
Cuban
Elisio Lopez ...
Cuban
Tanner Hunt ...
Cuban
Blanquita Romero ...
Carmelita Rodriguez
Armando Rowra ...
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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 <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Horror

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June 1961 (USA)  »

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A Criatura do Mar Assombrado  »

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Trivia

The scene of the Cuban military officers saluting as the little boat they are floating in sinks was not planned; it actually began sinking as they were completing the shot. Roger Corman told the actors to stand and salute as the boat sank and filmed every moment, later stating that it 'wasn't very deep' there. He also gave high praise for the Mexican actors that played the officers for taking direction so well. See more »

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

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[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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Remade as Demon of Paradise (1987) See more »

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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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For Corman Devotees Alone
16 January 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

Only if you can appreciate the offbeat sense of wacky humor Roger Corman brings to life in this film will you truly appreciate it..this is in many ways a spoof of the monster on the loose and the spy film genres but at the same time it also seems to be laughing at itself. Notably Corman makes a cameo in which that's all he does--smiles and laughs at this movie's ridiculous lead character - a numbskull secret spy government agent.

Clearly this film was never meant to be taken as seriously as some seem to take it. The biggest flaw with it however is it's too slow-moving...it takes forever before we get any kind of resolution. The highly entertaining rampage of the Monster at the end does make up for somewhat for the slow opening half. But once again I recommend this only for Corman staunchest fans.


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