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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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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 opening titles were done by then-unknown Richard Edlund. He is uncredited in the film. See more »

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The opening footage of the alien spaceship in no way matches the on-screen prop used when the police investigate the landing site. 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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It Moves, It Eats, It Mates With Cars
23 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There was only one possible reason for this movie to be made and that was to see women's rears stuck up into the air as they went down the monster's gullet. Just to keep from being called a pervert, the director tosses the monster some male actors and extras he didn't want to pay. Monster ? It's a living shag rug with several other dirty shag rugs sewn together. At one point, it even snags on a car and the "puppeteers and victims" inside have to hump a car to get freed. In fact, you know its going to be a bad movie because it requires a narrator to explain what's going on as you watch it. Actually, the narration is supposed to cover up a lost soundtrack; any sane director would have called it off at that point. The "attacks" are pretty ridiculous; the thing moves so slow that everyone has well enough time to run, and it makes so much noise there's no way it can sneak up on you. These people want to be eaten so the monster dutifully obliges. This movie may have been made just to show off the rolling hills and scenery of Lake Tahoe where it was filmed. After this movie, you'd think no one would ever go there again.


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