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The Creeping Terror (1964)

A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat the citizens of an American town.


(as A.J. Nelson)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Savage ...
Shannon O'Neil ...
William Thourlby ...
John Caresio ...
Brendon Boone ...
Barney the Deputy (as Norman Boone)
Jack King ...
Pierre Kopp ...
Ken Savage
Mark Field
Les La Marr
Mary Price
Louise Lawson ...
Blonde in Gold Pants
Myra Lee
Buddy Mize ...
Guitar Player


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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EEEK!!! Lock the doors! Bolt the windows! It's... THE CREEPING TERROR See more »


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1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Crawling Monster  »

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Did You Know?


Dr Bradford is reported to have just returned from the then fairly new and advanced radio telescope at Jodrell Bank near Manchester, England. See more »


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 »


Grandpa Brown: Bobby... Bah-bee... Bobby... BAH-BEEE!
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Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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The Worst Movie of ALL-TIME
23 August 2005 | by (central wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Forget Manos, this is without a doubt the worst movie EVER MADE! The incredibly dull monster, bad dubbing, bad acting, annoying narration and lack of narration during parts where you need it, the stupid couples who never learned how to run, the idiot military who cant figure out how to shoot a gun, the unexplained sub plots,no Torgo, EVERYTHING IS WRONG IN THIS MOVIE!! Even watching it on MST3K is nearly impossible, but if you are going to watch it, use Mike and the bots!!

The movie starts with stock footage of a space shuttle lifting playing backwards. A couple and a cop decide to investigate, blah blah blah monster eats people, blah blah blah monster explodes. AVOID THIS FILM BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

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