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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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FOR YOUR PROTECTION! We Will not permit you to see these shockers unless you agree to release this theatre of all responsibility for death by fright! (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)  »

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

Because of the film's low-budget, the 'car crash' between the two drunks was faked by sound effects and placing the cars at an angle to make them appear to be touching. See more »

Goofs

When Elaine goes down to the water at Fingal's Quarry she is carrying only a box that contains the Geiger counter. When she runs away she is carrying the Geiger counter (without the box) and an attaché-type briefcase. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gavin: Of course! This creature needs the ordinary necessities of human life - proteins, fats, sugars and so forth. But since his organs are so decomposed it needs the only food which can keep it alive.
Hank Green: Blood?
Dr. Gavin: Human blood. If a human body - a drowned person - were attacked by tiny sea plants which became parasites and completely infiltrated that human body before it had a chance to decompse, would the body be considered dead or alive?
Hank Green: Dead?
Dr. Gavin: No - it's still alive. But it's changed into a - well, is it ...
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Connections

References Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) 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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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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