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The Creeping Terror (1964)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 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 ...
Martin Gordon
Shannon O'Neil ...
Brett Gordon
William Thourlby ...
Dr. Bradford
John Caresio ...
Col. James Caldwell
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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Betty Johnson's crying infant is dubbed with the same stock audio used in the climax of Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »


After the monster eats everyone in the corner of the dance hall it turns and a man is seen standing at the bar and the center aisle is empty.In the next shot the man at the bar is gone and there is a couple standing in the aisle. See more »


Narrator: Despite Brett's inquiries about what Martin had seen in the spacecraft, he avoided specific details for fear of distrubing her more than she was. If the truth were known, Martin was more than a little disturbed himself.
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The Worst Movie of ALL-TIME

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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