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24 February 1966 (Mexico) See more »
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After Los Angeles is invaded by an army of subterranean monsters a small group of people must fight for survival in the deserted metropolis. See more » | Full synopsis »
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Robert Hutton ... Tom Gregory

Les Tremayne ... Norman Tolliver
Robert Burton ... Prof. Galbraith

Susan Hart ... Lisa Galbraith
William Boyce ... Cal Johnson
Judee Morton ... Bonnie Galbraith
John Close ... KTTV Reporter Vince Williams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Finch Abrams ... Bum in Theater (uncredited)
Bob Herron ... Slime Person (uncredited)
Jock Putnam ... Slime Person (uncredited)
Tracy J. Putnam ... Dr. Timothy Brough (uncredited)
Blair Robertson ... Mrs. Castillo (uncredited)
Joseph F. Robertson ... Bum in Theater (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe ... Slime Person (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Hutton 
Writing credits
Blair Robertson (written by) and
Joseph F. Robertson (written by) (as Vance Skarstedt)

Produced by
Edward Finch Abrams .... associate producer
Donald J. Hansen .... associate producer
Joseph F. Robertson .... producer
Original Music by
Lou Frohman  (as Lou Froman)
Cinematography by
William G. Troiano (director of photography) (as William Troiano)
Film Editing by
Donald Henderson  (as Don Henderson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Martin .... second unit director
Herb Willis .... assistant director
Art Department
Mike Ezzes .... property master
Sound Department
Rod Sutton .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Harry Woolman .... special effects
Charles Duncan .... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts
Fred Stromsoe .... stunts
Bob Miles .... stunt double: Robert Hutton (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George Breslaw .... lighting
James Crabe .... camera operator
Pat O'Mara .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Holland .... costumes
Editorial Department
Lew Guinn .... associate editor
Music Department
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bert Shefter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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76 min
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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Reporter:Dr Brough, what exactly do these creatures look like?
Dr. Timothy Brough:They're large, huge, prehistotic. Covered with scales, and covered with slime.
Reporter:The Slime People!
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Subterranean Slimers, 14 June 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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.

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