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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.



(screenplay) (as Richard L. Hilliard)

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John Scott ...
Hank Green
Alice Lyon ...
Elaine Gavin
Allan Laurel ...
Dr. Gavin
Eulabelle Moore ...
Marilyn Clarke ...
Agustin Mayor ...
Damon Kebroyd ...
Lt. Wells
Munroe Wade ...
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Carol Grubman ...
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Dina Harris ...
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Emily Laurel ...
Girl in Car
Sharon Murphy ...
1st Girl
Diane Prizio ...
2nd Girl
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Vocal Group
Charter Oaks M.C. ...
Motorcycle Gang


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Horrifying!!! Teenage slumber party attacked by demons from the dead! See more »


Horror | Musical


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Release Date:

1 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Zombies  »

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$120,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Eulabelle: It's the voodoo, Dr. Gavin. It's the voodoo, I tells ya!
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Wigglin' Wobblin'
Written by Gary Robert Jones (as Gary Jones)
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One of the most memorable films of my youth!
2 September 2005 | by (Henderson, Nv. USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few films of the era I remember so well: The BAAADDD music of the fantastic Del-Aires ( I still have the 45 of their tunes "E-LA-A-A-ANE" & "ZOMBIE STOMP" courtesy of National Screen Service in the '60s), the incredible cheesiness & camp of the picture as a whole (Thank You Alan Iselin & Del Tenney!) But the most memorable scene, if you look behind the dead drunk hanging out of the car, you'll see the sign "ALBERT VITTI - PERMITEE" on the wall. Al Vitti has been my alter-ego and mascot these past 40 years or so. Party Beach & Curse of the living Corpse are my two absolute classics of all time - right up there with "Destroy All Monsters"! Long Live Iselin & Tenney! Gotta Love it!

A later generation had THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, but we had HORROR OF PARTY BEACH, with the crappy beach-rock music of the Del-Aires! Ah, but wasn't that a time!!! Thank you, signed Albert Vitti!

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