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Director:
Writers:
Blair Robertson (written by) and
Joseph F. Robertson (written by)
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Release Date:
24 February 1966 (Mexico) See more »
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Up from the bowels of the earth come...
Plot:
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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Good premise, just not the time period to execute it.... See more (31 total) »

Cast

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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)
 
Stunts
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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Susan Hart didn't have to read for the role of Bonnie Galbraith; she was automatically cast on the basis of her attractive looks alone when she showed up for the casting session.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lisa goes into the fog to search for Tom and the professor, she is empty-handed, having left her purse in the car. When she re-emerges she is carrying her purse in her right hand.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!
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good premise, just not the time period to execute it...., 11 August 2013
Author: Aaron1375 from Alabama

This is a case where they had a pretty good idea for a B horror film, it just came 20 to 25 years too early. Imagine, a movie filled with slime monsters in the 80's! I see gore, I see awesome kills and I see slime on hot attractive women! It would be a sleazy film to be sure, but it would have a cult following and be considered a guilty pleasure. This one, unfortunately, was just a bit to boring. Bland monsters, where they did not seem to know what they were going for, bad effects and lots of conjecture scenes. Basically, if you gave this same film to Roger Corman in the 80's you would have had the perfect in nasty horror cinema. Instead, you get a film where you see they had an interesting story, but they just could not have the effects or the fast story to make the film itself all that interesting.

The story has a pilot over LA, he lands despite warnings suggesting he divert from his current trajectory. He encounters an empty airport; however, a car with a scientist and his two attractive daughters pulls up and tells him to get in. The pilot soon learns the city is under siege from terrible creatures that live underground. These slime people (what they are dubbed) have created a slime dome over the city and are turning the atmosphere into one of their liking. They also randomly kill the people still entrapped within the city with spears. So yes, creatures that can create a device to change the climate are still using spears. The group encounter a marine and the group soon tries to find a way to break the slime dome and stop the terrible slime people once and for all!

Like I said, make this film in the 80's and it probably would have been still bad, but a really fun bad. With the way it is presented in 1963, though, it seems like a bunch of other films of that era. A lot of promise, undercut by the limits in technology and the inability to show a bit of skin. I saw this film on an episode of MST3K and it was not a particularly strong episode, but it is not really the movie's fault as this film was featured during the first season of MST3K and that season is their weakest in my opinion. So, if you see the film, just be prepared to think to yourself how much potential the plot had...if only.

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