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The Crater Lake Monster
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Writers:
William R. Stromberg (original story and screenplay) and
Richard Cardella (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1977 (USA) See more »
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A beast more frightening than your most terrifying nightmare!
Plot:
A meteor that crashed into Oregon's Crater Lake unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A poor "B" Movie........... See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Richard Cardella ... Steve Hanson
Glen Roberts ... Arnie Chabot (as Glenn Roberts)
Mark Siegel ... Mitch Kowalski
Bob Hyman ... Richard 'Doc' Calkins
Richard Garrison ... Dan Turner
Kacey Cobb ... Susan Patterson

Michael F. Hoover ... Ross Conway (as Michael Hoover)
Suzanne Lewis ... Paula Conway
Marv Eliot ... Jack Fuller
Garry Johnston ... Blackmailer
Sonny Shepard ... Robber
John Crowder ... Mechanic
Susy Claycomb ... Waitress
Hal Scharn ... Birdwatcher
Mike Simmons ... Store Clerk
Mary Winford ... Lady Customer
Jim Goeppinger ... Villager
Joe Sasway ... Ferguson
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Directed by
William R. Stromberg 
 
Writing credits
William R. Stromberg (original story and screenplay) and
Richard Cardella (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
William R. Stromberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Will Zens (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Gentry (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nancy Grossman 
Steven Nielson  (as Steve Nielson)
 
Production Design by
Roger Heisman 
 
Makeup Department
Meg Hodgetts .... makeup artist
Elaine Stromberg .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Gentry .... second unit director
Roger Heisman .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Armando Norte .... illustrator
 
Sound Department
Hal Scharn .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Bill Dickinson .... special effects
Steve Neill .... special mechanical effects
 
Visual Effects by
David Allen .... stop motion supervisor (as Dave Allen)
Tom Scherman .... special miniature effects
Jon Berg .... miniatures builder (uncredited)
Randall William Cook .... assistant model animator (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... assistant model animator (uncredited)
Phil Tippett .... miniatures builder (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Broad .... grip
Cindy Korman .... grip assistant
Michelle Lahti .... grip assistant
Bret McCormick .... grip (as Brett McCormick)
Jerry Osteen .... key grip
Bert Winford .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Meg Hodgetts .... assistant to editor
 
Music Department
James West .... composer: songs
Johnny Douglas .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Raymond Jones .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Richard LaSalle .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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85 min
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According to lead actor/writer Richard Cardella, Crown International Pictures took over the film's production and did little if any proper post-production work, leading to night scenes not being blue-tinted amongst other continuity errors.See more »
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Factual errors: Dan Turner is described as a paleontologist (an expert in fossilized animals), yet he seems to be working as an anthropologist throughout the film.See more »
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Mitch Kowalski:I've been stuffin' my shoes with newspaper for so long, my feet know more about what's goin' on than my head.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A poor "B" Movie..........., 15 December 2002
Author: sketchy (j6524@hotmail.com) from pembroke, massachusetts.

I saw a trailer for this movie, and it looked awesome. Well, it turned out to be awful; The humor was not funny,and some of the scenes were painfuly slow and boring. On the other hand, David Allen's stop-motion effects for the lake monster was great, there were a few mildly gore scenes, but over all, I found this hard to sit through.

So, the monster effects were great, but the scenes that were susposed to be "suspencful" will inspire snickers, not screams. There was alot of effort put into it, but it was still realy poor.Sure, I have seen worse sea monster movies, not mentioning any names..... (cough cough THE LOCH NESS HORROR cough cough.) so if you like stop motion or Dinosaurs you should watch this, otherwise skip this stinker.

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