An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.
A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get stranded when their airplane explodes. The team soon discovers that the island has been taken over by crabs that have mutated into enormous, intelligent monsters. To add to their problems, the island is slowly sinking into the ocean. Will any of them manage to escape?Written by
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David Arvedon provided the voice of Hoolar the Giant Crab. See more »
Although Richard Garland's character is called "Brewer" throughout the movie, the end credits spell his character's name as "Dale Drewer". See more »
And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
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This was one of a group of films for which Allied Artists prepared a modified version for U.S. 16mm television syndication prints. These prints started off with a lengthy clip from the movie and added an introductory crawl. This extra padding brought the film's running time up to approximately 70 minutes. See more »
It bizarre, preposterous, silly, campy, creepy, a bit gory, a little scary and a whole lot of fun.
Where does one begin with a film such as this. Campy, creepy, bizarre, for it's time quite shocking (a decapitation) and a favorite of 10 year to 14 year old boys watching Chiller Theatre showings of this Corman classic in the mid 60's.
Originally released with another classic Corman, Not of this Earth in 1957, this is one of the strangest horror films ever made.
Scientists are held captive on an Island by a gang of atomic mutated giant paper-mache crabs. They eat several brainy scientist types, luring them into their cave lairs via psychic communication, gotten I suppose through the assimilation of the scientists brains. Got that? Good.
It wasn't quite formula stuff then, but it is now. You know the group is isolated and picked off one by one... here it's an island, in slasher movies it's summer camps or sorority houses, or space ships (Alien) etc. etc.
But this is back in '57 and the formula was almost fresh then.
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