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The Creeping Terror (1964)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 1964
A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat the citizens of an American town.

Director:

Vic Savage (as A.J. Nelson)

Writer:

Robert Silliphant (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Savage Vic Savage ... Martin Gordon
Shannon O'Neil Shannon O'Neil ... Brett Gordon
William Thourlby William Thourlby ... Dr. Bradford
John Caresio John Caresio ... Col. James Caldwell
Brendon Boone ... Barney the Deputy (as Norman Boone)
Byrd Holland ... Sheriff
Jack King Jack King ... Grandpa Brown
Pierre Kopp Pierre Kopp ... Bobby
Ken Savage Ken Savage
Mark Field Mark Field
Les La Marr Les La Marr
Mary Price Mary Price
Louise Lawson Louise Lawson ... Blonde in Gold Pants
Myra Lee Myra Lee
Buddy Mize Buddy Mize ... Guitar Player
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A creature that looks like a cross between a Chinese dragon puppet and the Pope sucks up people into its maw. A sheriff, his wife, and a "handsome" scientist battle it to the end, with a sub plot about the evils of bachelorhood. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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2000 pounds of creeping, crawling horror from beyond space! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crawling Monster See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The shot of an alien craft landing is just reverse stock footage of a spacecraft taking off. See more »

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The opening footage of the alien spaceship in no way matches the on-screen prop used when the police investigate the landing site. See more »

Quotes

Dark Haired Woman At Party: My God!!! What is it???!
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Featured in Battle of the Bombs (1985) See more »

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They had no shame
19 May 1999 | by lorne-2See all my reviews

What really sets this movie apart from other bad films is the makers' utter lack of embarrassment at the disastrous technical execution of the film. It isn't just that the monster is an old carpet, the exterior of the spaceship appears to be a garage door, and the editing is so incongruous it seems almost abstract. These shameless idiots actually lost or destroyed or never made a soundtrack, so they substituted bad narration (complete with weird pseudo-psychological non-sequitor explanations of characters' motivations), random dubbing of snatches of dialogue ("My god! What is it?"), even more random music (startlingly awful music) and under-mixed sound effects. You must see it. It's so bad it commands your attention, but the pacing is so slow it can only really be watched in fast forward.


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