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The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

 -  Horror  -  September 1965 (USA)
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Surfers are being brutally murdered. Is the culprit a sea monster or just one of the teens' jealous parents?



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Complete credited cast:
Jon Hall ...
Dr. Otto Lindsay
Sue Casey ...
Vicky Lindsay
Walker Edmiston ...
Elaine DuPont ...
Arnold Lessing ...
Richard Lindsay
Read Morgan ...
Sheriff Michaels
Carolyn Williamson ...
Gloria Neil ...
Kal Roberts ...
Brad (as Tony Roberts)
Clyde Adler ...
Deputy Scott
Dale Davis ...
Kingsley the Lion ...


A young girl is killed at the beach in Malibu. Professor Otto Lindsay suspects that it is some form of mutated fish. However, his son Richard, who was a good friend of the girl, thinks that it is a madman who has a grudge against Richard and his friends. Soon the list of victims grows to include one of Rich's surfing buddies, Rich's bitchy stepmother Vicky and his friend Mark who was crippled in an auto accident. Written by Brian Washington <>

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September 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monster from the Surf  »

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Most of the interior shots were filmed at Jon Hall's house. See more »


When Richard explores the drainage pipe, he has no flashlight as he enters. While he is in there he does have one in his hand and when he exits the pipe, the flashlight vanishes from his hand. See more »


Vicky Lindsay: Is that any way to talk to your stepmother?
Richard Lindsay: Stepmother. You're not fit to be anyone's mother.
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Featured in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »


More Than Wanting You
Written and Performed by Arnold Lessing
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Beast after Bikini Beauties
3 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The career of Jon Hall sputtered to a Cuban Rebel Girl like conclusion as he both starred and directed The Beach Girls And The Monster. He was pretty well done with acting in any event and as you read his page was not totally enamored of the profession. I'd hate to think this was the best thing he could get though. Even Errol Flynn before he did Cuban Rebel Girl had some good films immediately before.

Hall plays an oceanographer living, where else, but sunny California on the beach where his son Arnold Lessing just wants to pound some surf as well as pound a few beach bunnies before he settles down in what dad hopes will be the family business. He's also got a tramp of a wife in Sue Casey who's stepping out on him and not secretly.

In any event some beach bunnies are found clawed to death and law enforcement can't figure out who's to blame. Hall tells them it's a mutation of a South American fish, but all options are on the table.

The monster when we do see him is a rather silly looking creature that might scare someone under the age of 7, but not anyone older.

A sad and pathetic film and a lousy farewell for Jon Hall.

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