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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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Girl in Car
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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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The first horror monster musical! See more »

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Horror | Musical

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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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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. 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 »

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

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Wigglin' Wobblin'
Written by Gary Robert Jones (as Gary Jones)
Performed by The Del-Aires
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It Wasn't Bad, It Was Horrible
24 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

A few years ago, I finally got to see this film on late night television and I finally was able to judge how bad it was for myself and it definitely is one of the worst films ever made. This film came out when the "Beach Party" craze was at its zenith, so someone had the bright idea to make a horror beach flick, and in of all places Connecticut, not Southern California. However, this film isn't as bad as a film that came out around the same time, The Beach Girls and the Monster. At least the monsters in this one were "real" and not some psycho dressed as a monster as was the case in the latter film. However, I do have a soft spot for bad movies and its too bad that this one isn't out on video or D.V.D.. It is an all time classic turkey.


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