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The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Musical  |  1 June 1964 (USA)
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Sea creatures created from radioactive sludge terrorize a beach community.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Scott ...
Hank Green
Alice Lyon ...
Elaine Gavin
Allan Laurel ...
Dr. Gavin
Eulabelle Moore ...
Eulabelle
Marilyn Clarke ...
Tina
Agustin Mayor ...
Mike
Damon Kebroyd ...
Lt. Wells
Munroe Wade ...
TV Announcer (as Monroe Wade)
Carol Grubman ...
Girl in Car
Dina Harris ...
Girl Killed by Monster
Emily Laurel ...
Girl in Car
Sharon Murphy ...
1st Girl
Diane Prizio ...
2nd Girl
The Del-Aires ...
Band Group
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charter Oaks M.C. ...
Motorcycle gang
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While the hot rodders and motorcyclists are having a rock-and-roll beach party, a barrel of radioactive material is unloaded from a passing ship, plunges to the bottom and splits against a jagged rock. A black liquid oozes out and covers a shapeless mass on the ocean floor, which suddenly moves and becomes an encrusted vicious monster. Soon there are several monsters and they must have human blood to survive. Tina is the first victim, and football hero Hank Green and airhead Elaine Gavin enlist the aid of her science-professor father, Dr. Gavin, to solve and capture the killer. Not working fast enough to prevent the attack on twenty teen-agers at a slumber party nor the killing of three girl motorists, Dr. Gavin finds an arm lost by one of the monsters and discovers that only sodium will destroy the monsters whose composition is mostly water. Can they gather enough salt in southern California to put an end to this horror? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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1 June 1964 (USA)  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Del Tenney said he kept the monster suits from this film for years afterward and wore them at parties for laughs. See more »

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In the lab, the doctor examines the severed hand of the monster. He claims that its tissue resembles a sea urchin's, which is a form of protozoa. A sea urchin is not a protozoa. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gavin: Of course! This creature needs the ordinary necessities of human life - proteins, fats, sugars and so forth. But since his organs are so decomposed it needs the only food which can keep it alive.
Hank Green: Blood?
Dr. Gavin: Human blood. If a human body - a drowned person - were attacked by tiny sea plants which became parasites and completely infiltrated that human body before it had a chance to decompse, would the body be considered dead or alive?
Hank Green: Dead?
Dr. Gavin: No - it's still alive. But it's changed into a - well, is it ...
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Drag
Written by Ronnie Linares and Gary Robert Jones (as Gary Jones)
Performed by The Del-Aires
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Campy Fun
17 July 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The monster had a striking resemblance to the Creature from the Black Lagoon, which was a much better picture with great cinematography. To make a correction: the substance used to kill them was sodium, not sodium chloride. Sodium burns on contact with water. It's a soft metal, not a powder, so it would take a lot to kill them. But why not just use flame throwers or some other flame source? The music by the Del Aires was really corny. I did a search and found nothing relating to them. Did they ever put out a record? You wonder where they plugged in their amplifiers on the beach. And how were the canisters of toxic material so easily broken open? I wonder what became of the actors. I don't recognize a single name from the cast.


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