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The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

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

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Complete credited cast:
John Scott ...
Alice Lyon ...
Allan Laurel ...
Eulabelle Moore ...
Marilyn Clarke ...
Agustin Mayor ...
Mike
Damon Kebroyd ...
Lt. Wells
Munroe Wade ...
TV Announcer (as Monroe Wade)
Carol Grubman ...
Girl in Car
Dina Harris ...
Girl in Car
Emily Laurel ...
Girl in Car
Sharon Murphy ...
1st Girl
Diane Prizio ...
2nd Girl
The Del-Aires ...
Vocal Group
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 who 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 find and capture the killer. Not working fast enough to prevent the attack on 20 teenagers at a slumber party or 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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FRIGHT RELEASE-This certificate absolves the management of this theatre of all responsibility for death by fright during the showing of 'THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH" and 'THE CURSE OF THE LIVING CORPSE" (original newspaper ad) See more »

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Horror | Musical

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Approved | See all certifications »
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1 June 1964 (USA)  »

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Invasion of the Zombies  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Two 1970's New York Yankees were referenced by Crow (Bill Corbett) in this episode; pitcher, Luis Tiant and outfielder, Oscar Gamble. See more »

Goofs

Pure sodium is a highly reactive metal. It is kept stored in oil or gasoline (not loose in tubs, as portrayed in the movie), as the moisture in air is enough to trigger a violent exothermic reaction. See more »

Quotes

Girl: Do you believe that kissing is unhealthy?
Boy: I don't know. I've never been...
Girl: [interrupting] You've never been kissed?
Boy: No, I've never been sick.
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Connections

Edited into FrightMare Theater: The Horror of Party Beach (2017) See more »

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Elaine
Written by Ronnie Linares
Performed by The Del-Aires
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This is one of the most memorable films from my childhood!
25 February 2002 | by (Pittsburgh) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most memorable films from my childhood. As the beach party teens dance and sing (doing "The Zombie Stomp"), offshore a chemical spill re-animates a skeleton at the bottom of the sea into gill man (yes with hot dog looking protrusions from the mouth) and the creatures go on a killing spree! Some of the scenes are so dark it's hard to determine what is happening! See the monsters attack a girls' slumber party, see nice hair hopping chicks with a flat tire fall victims to the atomic beasts, see mother nature strike back at sinful beach teens! Some generally fun dialog, similar to Waters movie that you will surely quote!


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