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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 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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According to rumors, a more impressive looking monster was originally designed and built for the movie. However, only a few days before shooting was to begin, the monster was stolen. Pressed for time and out of money, director Vic Savage and his crew hastily threw together the infamous "pile of carpets" monster that appears in the film. See more »

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The monster's first victim is clearly climbing into the creature's mouth. See more »

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Grandpa Brown: Bobby... Bah-bee... Bobby... BAH-BEEE!
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......and here's my torso.....
21 May 2005 | by (Coastal Maine) – See all my reviews

The Creeping Terror, where to begin? If you thought Hal Warren, Jerry Warren, Larry Buchanan, Ed Wood or Coleman Francis were inept, well everyone let me introduce to you Art J. Nelson, director of this fun flick.

Dialogue? Well it's hard to find, we got a narrator instead who tell us what the actors are doing or talking about. It's important because you may not know what the actors are discussing about. Monster? Well steal a Chinese dragon from your local Chinatown community and glue carpet and shop vac hoses to it (don't forget a mouth hole) Hero? Well get the mutant offspring of Chris Isaac and KD Lang to be our hero. Choreography? Well your local high school teachers group are having a mid-afternoon dance (big band music with lots of horns and saxophones all re-created by two women playing a piano and drums)And don't forget the military who stole their younger siblings cap guns. Put em all together and you have all this complicated story of a monster who flies millions of light years across space.....to eat people. Look there been times when I've really been hungry for something that I don't have in the food pantry but I don't drive half way across the country just for a quick snack (which humans are for the monster since it can't seem to get full) But again I'm not a Chinese dragon.

The film seems to be easily found on DVD thanks to MST3K, no idea where to get the original version. Enjoy at your own risk!!


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