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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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Storyline

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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Horror | Musical

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1 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Zombies  »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A promotional sign was posted at every theater showing this film which stated: "FOR YOUR PROTECTION! We will not permit you to see these shockers unless you agree to release the theatre of all responsibility for death by fright!" Moviegoers actually had to sign a "Fright Release" before they entered the theater. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in Humanoids from the Deep (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Zombie Stomp
Written by Wilford L. Holcombe and Zebedy Colt (as Edward Earle)
Performed The Del-Aires
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Let's hear it for radiation pollution!
21 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to hate a film that creeped me out for years! made me leery of dark forests and deep water forever. I know it is drekk but it's definitely good drekk.What startled me at the time was how fast it got to the point. Beach scenes, spilled radiation barrels,the monster created,and gets its first victim a few minutes later with blood gushing everywhere.Then a few dull minutes of talk,then the classic slumber party scene!20 girls laughing,singing,and having pillow fight not knowing the things from hell are creeping outside!The attack is surprisingly gory,with shots of bloodied bodies all over the room.definitely get the 79 minute version,not the edited tv version.


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