Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

Director:

Edward Ludwig

Writers:

David Duncan (screenplay), Robert Blees (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Richard Denning ... Hank Scott
Mara Corday ... Teresa Alvarez
Carlos Rivas ... Artur Ramos
Mario Navarro Mario Navarro ... Juanito
Carlos Múzquiz Carlos Múzquiz ... Dr. Velazco (as Carlos Muzquiz)
Pascual García Peña ... José de la Cruz (as Pascual Peña)
Fanny Schiller ... Florentina
Pedro Galván Pedro Galván ... Father Delgado (as Pedro Galvan)
Arturo Martínez Arturo Martínez ... Major Cosio (as Arturo Martinez)
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Giant scorpions demolish Mexico City. They have been released from underground caverns by a series of volcanic eruptions, and it's up to Hank, an American geologist to stop them. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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THE HIDEOUS INHUMAN BEING THAT DEFIED EVERY LAW OF NATURE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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At the conclusion of the scene where Hank and Arturo have arrived in the village for the first time, and after Hank has given the baby Manuel to the parish priest and are preparing to get out of the Jeep, a bird can be heard chirping followed by a cat meowing. Although there are special effect sounds and music added to the audio track, it would appear that they were otherwise recording raw audio as they filmed with little post-production work to clean up environmental noise. See more »

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Drs. Scott and Ramos switch positions three times while driving in the Jeep. See more »

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Narrator: For centuries, the prayers of Mexico's peasants have been their only shield against the devastating furies that have wrecked their homes and destroyed their lives. And so today, again they kneel, terrified and helpless, as a new volcano is created by the mysterious and rebellious forces of nature. The Earth has split a thousand times. Whole acres of rich farmlands have cracked and dropped from sight. And millions of tons of molten lava are roaring down the slopes, in a quake ...
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Giant scorpion runs wild in Mexico!!!!
13 April 2005 | by tamstratSee all my reviews

This little gem from Warner Brothers is actually a pretty good movie for it's time and genre. The basis of the story is that 2 scientists, one American, one Mexican, head to Mexico to study an erupting volcano. What they find however, is nest underground of huge scorpions that are terrorizing Mexico City. The special effects are good for the era, the scorpion drools and makes scary sounds. The acting is so-so, Richard Denning overacts at times, and the relationship with the ever lovely and B movie horror queen Mara Corday, is not well developed, and the little Mexican boy "Juanito" is nothing short of annoying. But overall the story works helped by the great special effects and the good storyline. A fun movie to watch on a rainy Saturday night.


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Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 October 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Scorpion See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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