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Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | June 1961 (USA)
A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Antony Carbone Antony Carbone ... Renzo Capetto
Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Mary-Belle Monahan
Robert Towne ... Sparks Moran / Agent XK150 / Narrator (as Edward Wain)
Beach Dickerson Beach Dickerson ... Pete Peterson Jr. (as Beech Dickerson)
Robert Bean Robert Bean ... Happy Jack Monahan
Esther Sandoval Esther Sandoval ... Rosina Perez
Sonia Noemí González Sonia Noemí González ... Mango Perez (as Sonia Noemi Gonzalez)
Edmundo Rivera Álvarez Edmundo Rivera Álvarez ... Gen. Tostada (as Edmundo Rivera Alvarez)
Terry Nevin Terry Nevin ... Cuban
Elisio Lopez Elisio Lopez ... Cuban
Tanner Hunt Tanner Hunt ... Cuban
Blanquita Romero Blanquita Romero ... Carmelita Rodriguez
Armando Rowra Armando Rowra ... Cuban
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Storyline

American crook Renzo Capetto sees a chance to make a bundle when a Caribbean island has a revolution. He plans to help loyalists (and the national treasury) escape on his boat, then kill the men and blame their deaths on a mythical sea monster. Trouble ensues when the _real_ monster shows up! Written by Paul White <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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What was the unspeakable secret of the sea? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Criatura do Mar Assombrado See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Almost at the end of the movie, when the 'monster' is manipulating the box under water, the driver's mask and regulator can be seen where the creatures neck should be. See more »

Goofs

When the monster attacks the ship at the end of the movie, you can see human skin where the costume sleeves didn't reach the gloves. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sparks Moran: [narrating] I had to go the Santo Domingo bar and I had to find Agent XK-120, whom I'd never met.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Masters of Fantasy: Roger Corman (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Creature from the Haunted Sea
Lyrics by Carole Eastman
Music by Fred Katz
Sung by Betsy Jones-Moreland with the Fred Katz Jazz Combo
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It's Not Funny; It's Not Even Campy
19 February 2006 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There are many bad movies that are entertaining enough to still be watchable. Sometimes people don't get parody and are unfair to movies. There is a third category. Movies that aren't campy or funny; they are just plain awful. A junior high kid with a camcorder could make a better film than this. Just because Roger Corman made it, people are willing to give it the benefit of a doubt. I would be willing to bet they had a little leftover film, a couple more days on the island, and decided to play a joke on the public. That anyone would plunk down ten cents on anything like this amazes me. I have a love of bad sci fi. I remember the guy with the gorilla suit and the diving helmet. This isn't that good. Characters with names like Mango and a couple of people who make animal sounds; a plot that is really non existent. Yes, I know it's tongue in cheek, but it has absolutely nothing going for it. Tongue in cheek needs to be clever. This is the antithesis of clever.


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