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The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

Unrated | | Horror | September 1965 (USA)
Surfers are being brutally murdered. Is the culprit a sea monster or just one of the teens' jealous parents?

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Jon Hall

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Joan Gardner (screenplay), Joan Gardner (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jon Hall ... Dr. Otto Lindsay
Sue Casey Sue Casey ... Vicky Lindsay
Walker Edmiston ... Mark
Elaine DuPont Elaine DuPont ... Jane
Arnold Lessing Arnold Lessing ... Richard Lindsay
Read Morgan Read Morgan ... Sheriff Michaels
Carolyn Williamson Carolyn Williamson ... Sue
Gloria Neil Gloria Neil ... Bunny
Kal Roberts Kal Roberts ... Brad (as Tony Roberts)
Clyde Adler Clyde Adler ... Deputy Scott
Dale Davis Dale Davis ... Tom
Kingsley the Lion Kingsley the Lion ... Himself
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Storyline

A young girl is killed at the beach in Malibu. Professor Otto Lindsay suspects that it is some form of mutated fish. However, his son Richard, who was a good friend of the girl, thinks that it is a madman who has a grudge against Richard and his friends. Soon the list of victims grows to include one of Rich's surfing buddies, Rich's bitchy stepmother Vicky and his friend Mark who was crippled in an auto accident. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Surfer Chicks and Slimey Chills! See more »

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Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Surf Terror See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The surfing footage used for the scene where Richard runs a film for Mark was shot by one of the most prolific surf filmmakers of the 1960s, Dale Davis, who produced Walk on the Wet Side, Strictly Hot, and the landmark The Golden Breed. For some release prints, the footage was printed in color. See more »

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From the outside, the drainage pipe is small, with rounded metallic walls, but when Richard is inside it, it is much larger and the walls are concrete and squared. See more »

Quotes

Vicky Lindsay: Is that any way to talk to your stepmother?
Richard Lindsay: Stepmother. You're not fit to be anyone's mother.
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Featured in Son of Svengoolie: Monster from the Surf (1965) (1981) See more »

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Dance Baby Dance
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Brings back fond memories
6 August 2007 | by CromeRoseSee all my reviews

I love this movie. It's one of my favorite really bad films ever. I first saw this on TV while growing up in Melbourne Australia. It was called Monster From the Surf on TV. My best friend and I used to sit up all night on Saturday's and watch The Late Movie, The Late, Late Movie, The Late, Late, Late Movie (I kid you not) and The Early Movie. I think this one was The Late, Late, Late Movie. It was one of our favorites - and I'm sure there were more scenes with the monster than there are on the DVD version; however my memory could be flawed as it was over three decades ago since I first saw it. Sure it's really cheaply done and very B Grade, maybe even Z Grade, but I love it and will always have fond memories of it. **UPDATE** as of watching this again a couple days ago (it's now April 8, 2017) My goodness it's cheesy and slow-paced, and the monster is laughable...but I still love it! I've got the US release on DVD, but I originally saw the international cut which was called Monster from the Surf. The differences? Well, the opening titles of the US version feature the Watusi Dancing troupe from the Whisky-A-Go-Go club wiggling in their bikinis to a slightly faster version of the surfing music - while the international opening credits has a slower version of the music playing over the surfing footage that is watched by Rich and Mark during the movie. Personally, I prefer the US version with the girls wiggling in their bikinis. Another thing I noticed during my latest viewing was that when the "kids" are partying on the beach, they play that surf music on their boom box A LOT! In real life, they'd get bored with it real quick, especially the girls. But all-in-all... as bad as this movie is, it's still great.


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