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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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Storyline

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Evidence is lacking that this film ever received a theatrical release. There were no advertised theatrical showings in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or The Chicago Tribune before it began to be shown on television circa 1976. See more »

Goofs

After the monster eats everyone in the corner of the dance hall it turns and a man is seen standing at the bar and the center aisle is empty.In the next shot the man at the bar is gone and there is a couple standing in the aisle. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Betty Johnson, as usual, blew a goodbye kiss to her husband... but for the last time.
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It Moves, It Eats, It Mates With Cars
23 March 2001 | by aesgaard41See all my reviews

There was only one possible reason for this movie to be made and that was to see women's rears stuck up into the air as they went down the monster's gullet. Just to keep from being called a pervert, the director tosses the monster some male actors and extras he didn't want to pay. Monster ? It's a living shag rug with several other dirty shag rugs sewn together. At one point, it even snags on a car and the "puppeteers and victims" inside have to hump a car to get freed. In fact, you know its going to be a bad movie because it requires a narrator to explain what's going on as you watch it. Actually, the narration is supposed to cover up a lost soundtrack; any sane director would have called it off at that point. The "attacks" are pretty ridiculous; the thing moves so slow that everyone has well enough time to run, and it makes so much noise there's no way it can sneak up on you. These people want to be eaten so the monster dutifully obliges. This movie may have been made just to show off the rolling hills and scenery of Lake Tahoe where it was filmed. After this movie, you'd think no one would ever go there again.


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