The monster, which looks like a snarling "Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy seaside town. The lighthouse keeper, newly widowed and estranged from the town folk, has been ...
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The monster, which looks like a snarling "Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy seaside town. The lighthouse keeper, newly widowed and estranged from the town folk, has been leaving food out for the monster for years, unaware of it's blood lust. When the monster's appetite outstrips the keeper's ability to serve it, bloodless decapitated corpses start to show up.Written by
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A vicious reptilian humanoid monster (Peter Dunn in a gnarly rubber suit) terrorizes a sleepy coastal community. Director Irv Berwick, working from a compact script by H. Haile Chace, keeps the enjoyable story moving along at a steady pace, makes nice use of the seaside locations, creates some pleasing spooky atmosphere, maintains a winning sincere tone throughout, and pulls out the exciting stops for the lively and thrilling climax. Moreover, Berwick deserves extra praise for his take-no-prisoners attitude: There's one remarkably gruesome moment involving a decapitated head and a few startling outbursts of brutal violence (this movie even goes as far as to kill both a little girl and a cute dog!). The solid cast do a good job of portraying the entertaining array of quirky and colorful characters: Les Tremayne as the pragmatic Dr. Sam Jorgenson, Forrest Lewis as the baffled Constable George Matson, John Harmon as cranky lighthouse keeper Sturges, Jeanne Harmon as the spunky and liberated Lucille, Don Sullivan as the amiable Fred, and Frank Arvidson as talkative and excitable storekeeper Kochek. The robust shuddery score hits the stirring spot. Philip H. Lathrop's sharp black and white cinematography provides an impressive crisp look. A really fun fright flick.
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