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Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | October 1959 (USA)
A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

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Leo Gordon (original story by), Leo Gordon (screenplay by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ken Clark ... Steve Benton
Yvette Vickers ... Liz Walker
Jan Shepard Jan Shepard ... Nan Greyson
Michael Emmet Michael Emmet ... Cal Moulton
Tyler McVey Tyler McVey ... Doc Greyson
Bruno VeSota ... Dave Walker
Gene Roth ... Sheriff Kovis
Dan White ... Porky Reed (as Daniel White)
George Cisar ... Lem Sawyer
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Storyline

In a community near a swamp, a local dweller sees a couple of giant monsters but nobody believes him. Later, the cuckold Dave Walker finds his slut wife Liz Walker cheating on him with his friend Cal Moulton. He chases the couple through the swamp, and forces them to jump into the water. The leeches take them and shocked Dave is arrested and accused of murder. Two other locals decide to look for the bodies of Liz and Cal to get the prize of US $50.00 per body, and also vanish in the swamp. Finally, game warden Steve Benton organizes a patrol to investigate the caves under the swamp, finding the lethal giant leeches. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fear will pierce your flesh... Until every nerve in your body... EXPLODES! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Blood Leeches See more »

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film's Spanish title is "El Pantano Diabolico", meaning "The Diabolical Marsh." See more »

Goofs

Mike wires the explosives to the detonator box and the plunger is all the way up as he walks over to Steve and the rest of the group. Steve then walks over to the detonator box to set off the charge but now the plunger is down, he has to pull up before he pushes it down to set off explosives. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lem Sawyer: [laughter] Wait a minute! Wait a minute!
Cal Moulton: Hold on. Hold on. Hold on.
Dave Walker: Just hold it a second, Lem. Liz! You hear me girl?
Liz Walker: [appears in doorway] What you want now?
Dave Walker: [referring to music] You gotta play that thing so loud...?
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Not one of Rog's better ones
27 October 1998 | by BrianVSee all my reviews

One of Roger Corman's earlier efforts, and not one of his better ones. Director Bernard Kowalski has done better work, too ("Ssss...."). The main reason (the ONLY reason, actually) to watch this, though, is Yvette Vickers. Probably best known for playing Honey, the town tramp in the original "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman," Vickers absolutely oozes sex out of every pore without really trying. What Sue Lyon couldn't do in "Lolita," and what Carroll Baker couldn't do in "Baby Doll," Yvette Vickers does in "Attack of the Giant Leeches": show a young woman with a sexual draw so overpowering that you understand why an old man would kill to keep her and a young man would kill to have her. Check out "Reform School Girls" and "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman" to see her to even better advantage.


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