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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
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Director Del Tenney was apprehensive about the films combination of the teen beach movie genre and the monster horror genre, not knowing how it would go over with an audience. Tenney said he was admittedly surprised by the films success. See more »
In the lab, the doctor examines the severed hand of the monster. He claims that its tissue resembles a sea urchin's, which is a form of protozoa. A sea urchin is not a protozoa. See more »
Of course! This creature needs the ordinary necessities of human life - proteins, fats, sugars and so forth. But since his organs are so decomposed it needs the only food which can keep it alive.
Human blood. If a human body - a drowned person - were attacked by tiny sea plants which became parasites and completely infiltrated that human body before it had a chance to decompse, would the body be considered dead or alive?
No - it's still alive. But it's changed into a - well, is it ...
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This is one of the few films of the era I remember so well: The BAAADDD music of the fantastic Del-Aires ( I still have the 45 of their tunes "E-LA-A-A-ANE" & "ZOMBIE STOMP" courtesy of National Screen Service in the '60s), the incredible cheesiness & camp of the picture as a whole (Thank You Alan Iselin & Del Tenney!) But the most memorable scene, if you look behind the dead drunk hanging out of the car, you'll see the sign "ALBERT VITTI - PERMITEE" on the wall. Al Vitti has been my alter-ego and mascot these past 40 years or so. Party Beach & Curse of the living Corpse are my two absolute classics of all time - right up there with "Destroy All Monsters"! Long Live Iselin & Tenney! Gotta Love it!
A later generation had THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, but we had HORROR OF PARTY BEACH, with the crappy beach-rock music of the Del-Aires! Ah, but wasn't that a time!!! Thank you, signed Albert Vitti!
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