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The Black Scorpion (1957)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 11 October 1957 (USA)
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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 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 management reserves the right to put up the lights any time the audience becomes too emotionally disturbed. We urge you not to panic or bolt from your seats. See more »


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Trivia

The volcano shown at the beginning was Paricutin which erupted in 1943 and was active for about a decade. 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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Should have been called the scorpions that ate Mexico.
29 June 2004 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

Black Scorpion, is another semi classic, 50s giant monster movie. It should have been called the scorpions that ate Mexico. If you enjoy other movies from the 50s that feature giant insects or other huge monsters wreaking havoc on mankind, you will also like Black Scorpion. You do have to keep in mind that this was made in 1957. Don't be looking for the thrills you can get from the special effects in today's horror movies. The movie has to be viewed within the context of the time it was released. For it's time, the special effects were great. This was truly a scary movie for it's time and continues to be exciting today. I found this to be a very entertaining movie and recommend it to anyone who enjoys the giant monsters of the 50s and early 60s. Enjoy.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

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1.37 : 1
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