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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

Writers:

Richard Hilliard (screenplay) (as Richard L. Hilliard), Ronald Gianettino (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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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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Horror | Musical

Certificate:

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Because of the film's low-budget, the 'car crash' between the two drunks was faked by sound effects and placing the cars at an angle to make them appear to be touching. 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

Girl: Do you believe that kissing is unhealthy?
Boy: I don't know. I've never been...
Girl: [interrupting] You've never been kissed?
Boy: No, I've never been sick.
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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 »


Soundtracks

The Zombie Stomp
Written by Wilford L. Holcombe and Zebedy Colt (as Edward Earl)
Performed The Del-Aires
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Campy Fun
17 July 2004 | by tswa963505See all my reviews

The monster had a striking resemblance to the Creature from the Black Lagoon, which was a much better picture with great cinematography. To make a correction: the substance used to kill them was sodium, not sodium chloride. Sodium burns on contact with water. It's a soft metal, not a powder, so it would take a lot to kill them. But why not just use flame throwers or some other flame source? The music by the Del Aires was really corny. I did a search and found nothing relating to them. Did they ever put out a record? You wonder where they plugged in their amplifiers on the beach. And how were the canisters of toxic material so easily broken open? I wonder what became of the actors. I don't recognize a single name from the cast.


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