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1 June 1964 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robin Boston Barron ... Biker (uncredited)
John Becker ... Del-Aires Member (uncredited)
Gary Robert Jones ... Del-Aires Member (uncredited)
Floyd Keeler ... Biker (uncredited)
Ronnie Linares ... Del-Aires Member (uncredited)
Bob Osborne ... Del-Aires Member (uncredited)
Del Tenney ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Wayne Tippit ... Drunk Killed by Monster (uncredited)
Daniel Walker ... Drunk #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Del Tenney 
Writing credits
Richard Hilliard (screenplay) (as Richard L. Hilliard)

Lou Binder  additional dialogue (uncredited)
Ronald Gianettino  additional dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Alan V. Iselin .... associate producer
Del Tenney .... producer
Original Music by
Wilford L. Holcombe (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Richard Hilliard (photography) (as Richard L. Hilliard)
Film Editing by
Gary Youngman 
Leonard De Munde (uncredited)
David Simpson (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Robert Verberkmoes 
Costume Design by
Dina Harris (uncredited)
Robert Verberkmoes (monster costumes) (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wayne Tippit .... assistant director (uncredited)
Daniel Walker .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Daniel Aldridge .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Al Gramaglia .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Rhoden Streeter .... boom operator (uncredited)
Robin Boston Barron .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Leonard De Munde .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mary Ann Miles .... still photographer (uncredited)
David Simpson .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Mary Ann Miles .... assistant editor
Robert Rose .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Gary Youngman .... supervising editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Wilford L. Holcombe .... musical director (as Bill Holmes)
Other crew
Ruth Freedman .... production coordinator
Crew believed to be complete

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78 min
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Inspired the song "The Horror of Party Beach" by Sloppy Seconds.See more »
Continuity: When Elaine gets out of the car at Fingal's Quarry she is carrying a loose Geiger counter and an attaché-type briefcase. When she approaches the water she is carrying a larger box from which she removes the Geiger counter. When she runs away she is again carrying the Geiger counter (without the box) and the briefcase.See more »
[a teenage couple embrace on the beach]
Girl:Johnny, I never let anyone kiss me like this before!
Irving:My name's not Johnny.
Girl:Well, what is it?
[she resumes her sexy voice]
Girl:What's in a name?
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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Here comes the hot dog monster!, 5 November 2001
Author: Mister-6 from United States

In a world of movies where there are followers and there are trend-setters...let me introduce a follower.

No surprise that "The Horror of Party Beach" is the red-headed stepchild of the "Beach Party" flicks Frankie and Annette churned out (albeit with the unique twists of hazardous waste and ambulatory hot dog-eating protozoa) - but how about adding an ineffectual biker gang (been done), some moderately bloody killings (well, that's different) and a stereotypical black maid (bet the NAACP loved that)?

Oh, and let's not forget The Del-Aires! What music! What chops! What talent! Or should I say - WHAT talent? Is anyone still doing "The Zombie Stomp"? Didn't think so, and best they shouldn't. At least they ACT like they're interested in the paycheck.

But there is no real acting in this movie. No one acts here; they just say words, move around, pretend they're doing something that will stand the ravages of time...and fail in the attempt. Unless, of course, you count its success as the world's worst beach party horror musical.

And while we're at it, shouldn't a movie with the word "Beach" physically in the title have more scenes at, say, THE BEACH??? Two. That's it: two (2, 1+1, II) scenes actually at the beach. Better it should be titled "The Horror of the Non-Descript New England Suburb".

Thanks to Mike Nelson and his robo-buds, the true highlights of this film shine through as ripe targets for insidious dissection (why, in fact, ARE there so many shots of young men writhing around in their whitie tighties on the beach - and so few babes?). Gotta agree with them, though, the Romulan girl IS sexy.

Let's face it: Del Tenney wanted to spend a few bucks and make a flick for the beach crowd and the horror crowd. The result: a flick for the bad movie night crowd. You like bad: rent it, gather your friends, make some popcorn and laugh your tuckuses off!

Two stars for THOPB; eight and a half stars for the MST3K version.

Oh, and yay for sodium!

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