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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 ...
Mark
Elaine DuPont ...
Jane
Arnold Lessing ...
Richard Lindsay
Read Morgan ...
Sheriff Michaels
Carolyn Williamson ...
Sue
Gloria Neil ...
Bunny
Kal Roberts ...
Brad (as Tony Roberts)
Clyde Adler ...
Deputy Scott
Dale Davis ...
Tom
Kingsley the Lion ...
Himself
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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 <Sargebri@att.net>

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monster | beach | surfing | stepmother | murder | See more »

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Surfer Chicks and Slimey Chills! See more »

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September 1965 (USA)  »

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Monster from the Surf  »

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Copyright 1964 (completed April '64), the last screen appearance of actor Jon Hall, and the only feature he directed (also serving as Director of Photography). See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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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More Than Wanting You
Written and Performed by Arnold Lessing
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surprisingly god
23 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The title tells you what to expect, just not how to expect it.

Made in 1965, one expects the upside to be the characters, camaraderie, maturity of emotions, and logical directing. One would expect the downside to be a poorly explained monster with poorly explained motivation.

Later monster movies would have little upside, and keep the same downside.

What we get here is little downside. The only downside is the way the movie tries to make a few characters seem like the only ones in what appears to be a fairly metropolitan area. We get a sheriff and a few lawmen, for instance, which looks very "small town" in scope, but at times they seem to be in a larger area. The disparity here is the downside.

The cheesy scenes on the beach work well, because they're directed well. This film is unjustly maligned by a certain rich brat breed of modern reviewers. By that, I mean the reviewers who simply decide ahead of time to malign a movie. You've probably taken a seat next to such people before. Before three lines are ever spoken, before three actions take place, these people have already panned the entire movie, and you know they decided to do it before the opening credits.

This film flows very well, and has all the atmosphere it promises. This is a good monster film, with lots of surprises.


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