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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.

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

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Horror | Musical

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1 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Zombies  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer/co-writer Richard Hilliard cameos as the father watching the news report of the monster attacks on TV. Del Tenney's young son and daughter play the children in the same scene. See more »

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The 3 women are driving a 1958 Ford Fairlane. When they get a flat tire the shot of the tire going down shows clearly a wheel on a 1959 Chevy. See more »

Quotes

Eulabelle: It's the voodoo, Dr. Gavin. It's the voodoo, I tells ya!
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Connections

References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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The Zombie Stomp
Written by Wilford L. Holcombe and Zebedy Colt (as Edward Earle)
Performed The Del-Aires
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'Monsters' Make It Fun, Keep It Lively
26 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

At the beginning of this film, you'd think you were watching one of those "beach party" musicals as The Del Aires - a so-so group of the day - provide us with some rock music of the time period. Hey, we even got a folk song later by a couple of girls. It wasn't exactly Joan Baez and company, but they weren't bad.

Alice Lyon as "Elaine Gavin" may be one of the all-time worst actresses I've even seen on film. It is no shock this is her only movie. Some of the other actors ranged from bad to decent.

However, it's the "monsters" - the guys with the "Creature From the Black Lagoon" suits but with better eyeballs and hot dog-like appendages hanging from their cheeks - that mainly make this horrible film a hoot, making not really horrible but good because it was fun to watch.

To its credit, it was fairly fast-moving, too, with enough action to keep one's interest. The "creatures" were an active bunch! It all makes for decent viewing if you are a fan of the 1950s schlock monster and/or sci-fi films.

Recommended!


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