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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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(screenplay) (as Richard L. Hilliard)
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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 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 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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Weird! Horrifying! Fantastic! See more »

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Horror | Musical

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

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

According to director Del Tenney, there were only two complete monster heads created for the film, which is why in most shots of multiple monsters you don't see their heads clearly. For the climatic scene at Fingle's Quarry the shot of the horde of monsters running through the woods was created by superimposing different takes of the complete monsters together. 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

Girl: Do you believe that kissing is unhealthy?
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Girl: [interrupting] You've never been kissed?
Boy: No, I've never been sick.
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Connections

References Cleopatra (1963) 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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A poor horror film, even by 60's standards.
23 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

No doubt one of the poorest films that was to be produced in the 60's. I know it must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Both beach movies and horror films were popular at the time, and it probably seemed like a sure bet for the people in charge, but I can't lie, this is terrible. The monsters are so unrealistic, your mouth will drop, they even have hot dogs crammed in their mouths. Then there's the human actors: some guy with a southern accent, an easily excited maid, and a loser scientist. While nothing really bad like "Pod People" or "Manos...", but this still qualifies as one of MST3k's greatest works. Wait, I take that back, they're all great works!


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