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The Creeping Terror (1964)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  1964 (USA)
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A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat people.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Savage ...
Shannon O'Neil ...
William Thourlby ...
John Caresio ...
Brendon Boone ...
Barney the Deputy (as Norman Boone)
Byrd Holland ...
Sheriff
Jack King ...
Pierre Kopp ...
Bobby
Ken Savage
Mark Field
Les La Marr
Mary Price
Louise Lawson ...
Blonde in Gold Pants
Myra Lee
Buddy Mize ...
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A creature that looks like a cross between a Chinese dragon puppet and the Pope sucks up people into its maw. A sheriff, his wife, and a "handsome" scientist battle it to the end, with a sub plot about the evils of bachelorhood. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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The Crawling Monster  »

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Filmed at the Spahn Ranch infamous Manson gang residence. See more »

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When Martin's vehicle comes in to crush the monster, it is 10-15 feet away from the army truck but when Martin rams the monster it is right up against the truck. See more »

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Narrator: The Sergeant, a shaken man, returned babbling about what had happened. Realizing the full danger of the situation, decided he had only one means left to stop the monster: Grenades. Now Bradford made a drastic move. Acting on his superior authority, he forbade Caldwell to destroy the creature. The Colonel, more concerned with saving human lives than advancing Science, told Bradford to "Go to Hell."
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They had no shame
19 May 1999 | by (Manitoba) – See all my reviews

What really sets this movie apart from other bad films is the makers' utter lack of embarrassment at the disastrous technical execution of the film. It isn't just that the monster is an old carpet, the exterior of the spaceship appears to be a garage door, and the editing is so incongruous it seems almost abstract. These shameless idiots actually lost or destroyed or never made a soundtrack, so they substituted bad narration (complete with weird pseudo-psychological non-sequitor explanations of characters' motivations), random dubbing of snatches of dialogue ("My god! What is it?"), even more random music (startlingly awful music) and under-mixed sound effects. You must see it. It's so bad it commands your attention, but the pacing is so slow it can only really be watched in fast forward.


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