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1964 (USA) See more »
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A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat people. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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This movie sucks canal water - big time! See more (123 total) »

Cast

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Vic Savage ... Martin Gordon
Shannon O'Neil ... Brett Gordon
William Thourlby ... Dr. Bradford
John Caresio ... Col. James Caldwell
Brendon Boone ... Barney the Deputy (as Norman Boone)
Byrd Holland ... Sheriff
Jack King ... Grandpa Brown
Pierre Kopp ... Bobby
Ken Savage
Mark Field
Les La Marr
Mary Price
Louise Lawson ... Blonde in Gold Pants
Myra Lee
Buddy Mize ... Guitar Player
Lewis Lawson
Robin James
Ray Wickman
Connie Valoie
Rita Tubin
Kelly Adams
Al Lewis
Karl Goldenberg
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Larry Burrell ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Paul J. Hanson ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vic Savage  (as A.J. Nelson)
 
Writing credits
Robert Silliphant (story)

Produced by
K. Alden .... associate producer
Carlos B. King .... associate producer
Dick Phillips .... executive producer
Vic Savage .... producer (as A.J. Nelson)
 
Original Music by
Frederick Kopp 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Janczak (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Vic Savage  (as A.J. Nelson)
 
Art Direction by
Bud Raab 
 
Makeup Department
Dick Prestini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carlos B. King .... production manager (as Carlos King)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Starr .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Clifford Stine .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roman Janczak .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Boltres .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Penny Boltres .... script supervisor
Jon Lackey .... monster design
 

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75 min
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Canada:G (Québec)

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According to 'Michael Sauter (I)' 's "The Worst Movies of All Time, Or: What Were They Thinking", the producer lost the original soundtrack in post-production. Unable to get all of the cast back together for dubbing, they were forced to record a narration and use surviving alternate takes to replace it. However, in one interview, William Thourlby indicated that the lack of soundtrack was a cost-savings measure, and that voices were to be dubbed later.See more »
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Continuity: When the mother is checking her baby's temperature the bedroom door is closed,then open a bit, then closed again.See more »
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Narrator:Brett is his and he feels no man could ask for more. Now, without warning, their honeymoon was to become a nightmare.See more »
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Featured in The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) (V)See more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
This movie sucks canal water - big time!, 7 April 2005
Author: arthel-1 from Montreal, Canada

I usually get a kick out of watching science fiction movies made forty or more years ago, especially those where the inside of the spaceship is so spacious with an enormously large amount of headroom, the astronauts dressed like factory workers, the equipment on board looking hopelessly cumbersome gawky and ineffectual. The story line was usually lame and the special effects usually extremely amateurish and sometimes laughable. But to some extent or other they are good fun to watch and are funny since no sensible person could possibly take such movies seriously. One just sits back and enjoys the ride. There are exceptions, however. Those include movies which unabashedly demonstrate the lowest possible acumen in ALL departments namely plot, story line, quality of cinematography, editing, sound, special effects, props, acting, revealing mistakes etc. A lot of movies are deficient in all of these but most directors make some sort of attempt to ensure some sort of acceptable standard otherwise, why bother, right? The other night I watched TCT on the Drive-In channel and, as the movie progressed, I was scarcely able to really believe what I was looking at. It was rock bottom in ALL departments. It was almost as though the people involved in this movie did not really want to have anything to do with it but they were somehow or other obliged to persevere, to the detriment of the actors, crew and ultimately the audience. The Swiffer, Shag pile..no sorry I mean err umm Monster (yes, that's the word I was looking for), the absolutely superb acting, the incredibly high quality sound track, the really authentic looking spacecraft (later eagerly emulated by the producers of 2001 - A Space Oddyssey), the crack troop of soldiers with their pop guns and water pistols, the Oscar nominated editing work. All these facets were displayed and undertaken at the lowest possible standard. In fact, the producer of this movie must not simply have scraped the bottom of the barrel, he must have looked underneath it!

Whoever it was that conceived and executed this DUNGHEAP of a movie must be severely smitten with such a level of masochism as to warrant their being incarcerated into a lunatic asylum. When they had finished this movie, and then reviewed the pre-release pilot and agreed to circulate it, what on earth went through their heads? How ANYBODY in their right mind could POSSIBLY have thought that this movie had ANY merit whatsoever is mind boggling. Did anybody at the original review REALLY think "Wow, is this ever a GOOD movie. Can't wait to see how it is received!" No cinema that showed it could have possibly felt happy about doing so (the viewpoint that a movie is good because it is so bad did not have prevalence in those days).

A deserved career suicide for ALL concerned.

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