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The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

 -  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
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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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Hear The Del-Aires Swing Out 6 Big Beat Songs! See more »

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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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$120,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Del Tenney was apprehensive about the films combination of the teen beach movie genre and the monster horror genre, not knowing how it would go over with an audience. Tenney said he was admittedly surprised by the films success. See more »

Goofs

A detective says he's going to run a "carbon 14 test" on scales found at the first murder scene and, something to the effect of, "there's been major breakthroughs in the world of genetics." Carbon 14 is used for carbon dating, not genetics and it would be incredibly useless in a murder investigation. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gavin: Tina's death has affected a great many people... but it doesn't give you or anyone else the right to be discourteous.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1999) See more »

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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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