MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 23,752 this week

The Slime People (1963)

2.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.5/10 from 810 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 16 critic

After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 297 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
 
a list of 57 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 25 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1311 titles
created 13 May 2013
 
a list of 64 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Slime People (1963)

The Slime People (1963) on IMDb 2.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Slime People.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

The hand of a dead astronaut comes crawling back from the grave to strangle the living

Director: Herbert L. Strock
Stars: Peter Breck, Kent Taylor, Rod Lauren
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas
Certificate: Passed Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke, Chick Chandler
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Delinquent teen-agers ingest a substance and grow thirty feet tall, then proceed to take over a small town.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Tommy Kirk, Johnny Crawford, Beau Bridges
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A mad doctor builds a robot in order to steal a valuable Aztec treasure from a tomb guarded by a centuries old living mummy.

Director: Rafael Portillo
Stars: Ramón Gay, Rosa Arenas, Crox Alvarado
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stars: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Gregory Gaye
Sci-Fi | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Set on the Cornish coast in 1903, the film features a group of people discovering an underwater society of smugglers who never age living in a lost underwater city along with their gill-man... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Vincent Price, David Tomlinson, Tab Hunter
King Dinosaur (1955)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a ... See full summary »

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: William Bryant, Wanda Curtis, Douglas Henderson
Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Forrest Tucker, Laurence Payne, Jennifer Jayne
Untamed Youth (1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a ... See full summary »

Director: Howard W. Koch
Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Lori Nelson, John Russell
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Hutton ...
Tom Gregory
...
Norman Tolliver
Robert Burton ...
Prof. Galbraith
...
Lisa Galbraith
William Boyce ...
Cal Johnson
...
Bonnie Galbraith
John Close ...
KTTV Reporter Vince Williams
Edit

Storyline

After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Up from the bowels of the earth come...

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 1966 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow You Die  »

Box Office

Budget:

$56,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to director Robert Hutton in a 1989 interview, designing and making the slime people costumes consumed over half the film's entire budget. See more »

Goofs

As the group is driving away from the airport, they come across a car that had been attacked by the Slime People. In a close-up you can see a couple of other vehicles parked behind it through the car's window, however in a wide view the car is up against the side of a hill and no other vehicles would have been visible. See more »

Quotes

Bonnie Galbraith: [while standing right next to the slime people's wall] Where's the wall, Daddy?
Prof. Galbraith: Right there, dear!
See more »

Connections

Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Subterranean Slimers
14 June 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The salt water cousins of the Creature from the Black Lagoon have come up in big numbers out of the sewers of Los Angeles and have set up shop. The human race has retreated out of the city as the Slime People have taken over and probably now have plans to acquire new turf.

To protect they're new neighborhood, The Slime People have lowered the mean temperature of Los Angeles to make it cooler for their needs. And of course they've enveloped the big Orange with a thick fog which only Robert Hutton flying a small private plane manages to penetrate. When he arrives he fines LA almost deserted.

Along the way he picks up scientist Robert Burton and his two lovely curvaceous daughters Susan Hart and Judee Morton, a stranded young Marine William Boyce and crazy eccentric writer Les Tremayne. It's up to these intrepid six to defeat The Slime People.

It's really only five of them because Tremayne's quite drunk, quite iconoclastic and quite useless. Tremayne, possessor of a fabulous voice that was his fortune as a radio actor, knows what an absolute turkey he's in and just overacts outrageously. Good thing his scenes were mostly outdoor because he'd be accused of digesting the entire set.

The slime people when you can see them through the fog look a whole lot like the Silurian monsters from the Doctor Who show who made their debut in the Jon Pertwee years. The fog which is a great gimmick for noir films also covers up a lot of the cheapness of production. In fact other than the monster costumes, I'm not sure what special expenses were entailed in making The Slime People. The film looks like it was shot with a Kodak Brownie camera.

You have to wonder when folks like Robert Hutton, Robert Burton and Les Tremayne do something like this, wasn't their anything else better out there. And if this was the best they were offered, YOIKES.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Different ending? churchr-1
night of the living dead rip this off Rich359
Discuss The Slime People (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?