An earthquake in the Salton Sea unleashes a horde of prehistoric mollusk monsters. Discovering the creatures, a Naval officer and several scientists attempt to stop the monsters, but they escape into the canal system of the California's Imperial Valley and terrorize the populace.Written by
Jeremy Lunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The majority of the underwater scenes were shot near Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. The close-ups were later filmed in a tank filled with water and plastic seaweed. See more »
While the creatures are supposed to be - and have the shells of - giant snails, their bodies have the segmentation, legs, eyes and mouth-parts of insect larvae. See more »
Lewis Clark Dobbs:
[pulling papers out of a small brief case to show Lt. Cmdr. Twill]
I was looking for these papers! Well actually! I was looking for this petition! We're campaigning again for Proposition-14A! You know the one that was defeated!
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A classic of its genre, this well-paced and tightly-scripted movie actually gave me a few shocks, which is not common with 50s monster cinema when viewed nowadays. It has good production values and above-average acting. Recommended for any fan of the genre. 7/10
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