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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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Complete credited cast:
John Scott ...
Hank Green
Alice Lyon ...
Elaine Gavin
Allan Laurel ...
Dr. Gavin
Eulabelle Moore ...
Marilyn Clarke ...
Agustin Mayor ...
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


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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FANTIASTIC! The big-beat sound of the Del-Aires swingin out with 6 rockin' hits! (original poster) See more »


Horror | Musical


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Release Date:

1 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Zombies  »

Box Office


$120,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cinematographer/co-writer Richard Hilliard cameos as the father watching the news report of the monster attacks on TV. Del Tenney's young son and daughter play the children in the same scene. See more »


When the traveling girls get attacked by monsters in the woods, and one of the monsters throws one of the girls in the trunk, the monster's suit gets caught in the trunk when he closes it, and has trouble getting out. See more »


[Elaine is recovering in bed when Hank wakes her]
Elaine Gavin: Hank!
Hank Green: Hello, darling. How's the leg?
Elaine Gavin: Oh, it's much better.
Hank Green: I just saw your father, and he's been burned badly but he'll be fine.
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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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