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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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EEEK!!! Lock the doors! Bolt the windows! It's... THE CREEPING TERROR 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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A Finnish movie collector and festival organizer bought a copy of the film on eBay. They thought it was too bad to show on their festival, so they commissioned new music and a Finnish translation of the narration. Since then, it has been shown on several Finnish genre festivals with live music composed and performed by Nasu Viljanmaa and live narration read by Marko Pyhähuhta from his own translation. See more »

Goofs

When the grenade explodes, it's readily evident that there is no actual explosive shock wave, and that the dust landing on the monster and the characters is being thrown by a stagehand immediately off-screen. See more »

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Narrator: The Sergeant, a shaken man, returned babbling about what had happened. Realizing the full danger of the situation, decided he had only one means left to stop the monster: Grenades. Now Bradford made a drastic move. Acting on his superior authority, he forbade Caldwell to destroy the creature. The Colonel, more concerned with saving human lives than advancing Science, told Bradford to "Go to Hell."
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Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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......and here's my torso.....
21 May 2005 | by Michael HSee all my reviews

The Creeping Terror, where to begin? If you thought Hal Warren, Jerry Warren, Larry Buchanan, Ed Wood or Coleman Francis were inept, well everyone let me introduce to you Art J. Nelson, director of this fun flick.

Dialogue? Well it's hard to find, we got a narrator instead who tell us what the actors are doing or talking about. It's important because you may not know what the actors are discussing about. Monster? Well steal a Chinese dragon from your local Chinatown community and glue carpet and shop vac hoses to it (don't forget a mouth hole) Hero? Well get the mutant offspring of Chris Isaac and KD Lang to be our hero. Choreography? Well your local high school teachers group are having a mid-afternoon dance (big band music with lots of horns and saxophones all re-created by two women playing a piano and drums)And don't forget the military who stole their younger siblings cap guns. Put em all together and you have all this complicated story of a monster who flies millions of light years across space.....to eat people. Look there been times when I've really been hungry for something that I don't have in the food pantry but I don't drive half way across the country just for a quick snack (which humans are for the monster since it can't seem to get full) But again I'm not a Chinese dragon.

The film seems to be easily found on DVD thanks to MST3K, no idea where to get the original version. Enjoy at your own risk!!


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