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Sting of Death (1965)

College girl Karen visits her dad, a marine biologist, at his island compound in the Florida Everglades. Her partying friends show up, dance to Neil Sedaka tunes, and taunt the doctor's ... See full summary »

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Dr. John Hoyt
Valerie Hawkins ...
Karen Richardson
John Vella ...
Egon
Jack Nagle ...
Dr. Richardson
Sandy Lee Kane ...
Louise, dark redhead
Deanna Lund ...
Jessica, honey blond
Lois Etelman ...
Donna, light redhead
Blanche Devereaux ...
Susan, frosted blond
Doug Hobart ...
Egon as a monster
Judy Lee ...
Ruth - sunbather on dock
Robert Stanton ...
Sheriff Bob
Tony Gulliver ...
First Boy
Ron Pinchbeck ...
Second Boy
John Castle ...
Third Boy
Barbara Paridon ...
First Girl
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College girl Karen visits her dad, a marine biologist, at his island compound in the Florida Everglades. Her partying friends show up, dance to Neil Sedaka tunes, and taunt the doctor's creepy assistant, Egon. Soon they're victims of a wetsuit-wearing. bipedal jellyfish monster. Jealous of Karen's boyfriend, Egon kidnaps her and carries her to his secret underground lair. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Special Singing Star Neil Sedaka!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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17 October 1966 (USA)  »

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The bruise on Dr. Richardson's forehead changes size and color throughout the movie. See more »

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Featured in Twisted Sex: Volume 24 (2009) See more »

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Do the Jellyfish
Written by Neil Sedaka
Performed by Neil Sedaka
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Just one more Southern film with a trashbag-based monster
30 October 2001 | by (mission, ks) – See all my reviews

Got to give it 4/10. One point plus three more - 1) you've got Neil Sedaka singing, "Do the Jellyfish." 2) You've got really, really pretty color, better than a lot of mainstream films from the same era. 3) And the final man vs. monster confrontation is so hilarious that you'll play it over and over, if, of course, you're drunk on your ***.

Kind of disappointing, really, because this probably would've been more fun if it had either been inept and stupid start to finish, or if it had been 'way-over-the-top whack like an Al Adamson epic. Worth watching mostly so you can tell people about this messed-up movie you saw about a guy with a Portuguese Man-o'-War for a head.

[The other Southern film with a trashbag-based monster, of course, is Attack of the Giant Leeches.]


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