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Release Date:
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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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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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:G (Québec)

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The stock audio of the monster's growling was also used in Battle Beyond the Sun (1962) and Jack the Giant Killer (1962).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bradford is racing back to the ship the shot out the windshield shows a wiper halfway up but when the truck stops the wiper is down all the way.See more »
Quotes:
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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Referenced in The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Driving, pounding ecstasy..., 27 January 2006
Author: svia-1 from Alaska

Yes! It's all true! By any standard of film-making (acting, lighting, sound, direction, writing, pacing, camera-work, sets, characterization, etc.) The Creeping Terror justifiably earns the very lowest score possible. I don't believe that a worse movie could be made, intentionally or otherwise.

So why do I love this film?

There's something undeniably sincere about this movie. The writer/director/leading man Art Nelson must have believed so strongly in the project that he insisted on finishing it even when he accidentally dumped the audio equipment into Lake Tahoe. The actors were REALLY trying to look scared when they were crawling into the creature's mouth. (OK, maybe Grandpa was a bit slack in that department.) The dancers were giving it their all--even that guy that keeps hopping up and down and twisting his forearms in tight little circles. The narrator did his best to dramatize the action. ("...GRENADES!") The soldiers took obligingly took Mr. Nelson's direction and stood motionless in a small group waiting for the creature to devour them. They all must have BELIEVED that they were doing good work. It's a tribute to the (admittedly bizarre) vision of Art Nelson that this movie was made, much less released. What did he see that we can't?

This is a fascinating movie that I have watched dozens of times and will watch many more times. It's not a worthless waste of time. It's true auteur-ship at it's misguided best.

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