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The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

Approved | | Horror, Musical | 1 June 1964 (USA)
Sea creatures created from radioactive sludge terrorize a beach community.

Director:

Del Tenney

Writer:

Richard Hilliard (screenplay) (as Richard L. Hilliard)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Scott John Scott ... Hank Green
Alice Lyon Alice Lyon ... Elaine Gavin
Allan Laurel Allan Laurel ... Dr. Gavin
Eulabelle Moore Eulabelle Moore ... Eulabelle
Marilyn Clarke Marilyn Clarke ... Tina
Agustin Mayor Agustin Mayor ... Mike
Damon Kebroyd Damon Kebroyd ... Lt. Wells
Munroe Wade Munroe Wade ... TV Announcer (as Monroe Wade)
Carol Grubman Carol Grubman ... Girl in Car
Dina Harris Dina Harris ... Girl in Car
Emily Laurel Emily Laurel ... Girl in Car
Sharon Murphy Sharon Murphy ... 1st Girl
Diane Prizio Diane Prizio ... 2nd Girl
The Del-Aires The Del-Aires ... Vocal Group
Charter Oaks M.C. Charter Oaks M.C. ... Motorcycle Gang
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Storyline

While the hot-rodders and motorcyclists are having a rock-and-roll beach party, a barrel of radioactive material is unloaded from a passing ship, plunges to the bottom, and splits against a jagged rock. A black liquid oozes out and covers a shapeless mass on the ocean floor, which suddenly moves and becomes an encrusted vicious monster. Soon there are several monsters who must have human blood to survive. Tina is the first victim, and football hero Hank Green and airhead Elaine Gavin enlist the aid of her science-professor father, Dr. Gavin, to find and capture the killer. Not working fast enough to prevent the attack on 20 teenagers at a slumber party or the killing of three girl motorists, Dr. Gavin finds an arm lost by one of the monsters and discovers that only sodium will destroy the monsters, whose composition is mostly water. Can they gather enough salt in southern California to put an end to this horror? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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FANTIASTIC! The big-beat sound of the Del-Aires swingin out with 6 rockin' hits! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Musical

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Zombies See more »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Iselin-Tenney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Inspired the song "The Horror of Party Beach" by Sloppy Seconds. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Gavin says "when Tina was killed that night." Tina was killed in the daytime during the beach party. See more »

Quotes

[Elaine is recovering in bed when Hank wakes her]
Elaine Gavin: Hank!
Hank Green: Hello, darling. How's the leg?
Elaine Gavin: Oh, it's much better.
Hank Green: I just saw your father, and he's been burned badly but he'll be fine.
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Alternate Versions

All TV prints and at least one old VHS release have the more gory scenes cut out, most notably shots of the body of the first woman attacked by one of the monsters after it surfaces on the beach shore, and the slumber party massacre, which abruptly stops after the monsters burst inside. There is one old VHS release that does include all the gore intact. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Humanoids from the Deep (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are Not A Summer Love
Written by Wilford L. Holcombe and Zebedy Colt (as Edward Earle)
Performed by The Del-Aires
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It Wasn't Bad, It Was Horrible
24 May 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

A few years ago, I finally got to see this film on late night television and I finally was able to judge how bad it was for myself and it definitely is one of the worst films ever made. This film came out when the "Beach Party" craze was at its zenith, so someone had the bright idea to make a horror beach flick, and in of all places Connecticut, not Southern California. However, this film isn't as bad as a film that came out around the same time, The Beach Girls and the Monster. At least the monsters in this one were "real" and not some psycho dressed as a monster as was the case in the latter film. However, I do have a soft spot for bad movies and its too bad that this one isn't out on video or D.V.D.. It is an all time classic turkey.


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