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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.


Del Tenney


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




Complete credited cast:
John Lyon John Lyon ... Hank Green (as John Scott)
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


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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WEIRD! Ghoulish atomic beasts who live off human blood! (original poster) See more »


Horror | Musical


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Did You Know?


The beach sequences were shot over a three week period in the Shippan Point area of Stamford, Connecticut. See more »


When the traveling girls get attacked by monsters in the woods, and one of the monsters throws one of the girls in the trunk, the monster's suit gets caught in the trunk when he closes it, and has trouble getting out. See more »


Hank Green: Hey gang - pretty dead around here...
Del-Aires Member: Yeah; ever since Tina got killed, no action around here.
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Crazy Credits

"Motorcycle Gang": Charter Oaks MC, Riverside, Connecticut. See more »

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 »


References Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) See more »


Written by Ronnie Linares
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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Release Date:

1 June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of the Zombies See more »


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$120,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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