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The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

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

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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 ...
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Dale Davis ...
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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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Surfer Chicks and Slimey Chills! See more »

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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 »

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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 Son of Svengoolie: Monster from the Surf (1965) (1981) See more »

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Dance Baby Dance
Written by Frank Sinatra Jr. and Joan Gardner
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Bizarre and enjoyable
9 July 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

I've only ever seen this film with the title Monster From the Surf, but whichever way you package it, it's a stone cold psychotronic classic. Heck, the dual presence of Radley Metzger behind the camera (he acquits himself nicely, especially with his shots of a drunken Vicky) and Frank Sinatra Jr.'s score should be enough enticement for anyone. Add in faded matinee idol Jon Hall in the starring role, season with liberal amounts of surf footage, and you have a winner! Especially memorable is the 'theme song', as interpreted by a hand puppet. A pleasure to watch on many levels.


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