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Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Roger Corman and produced by Roger Corman and Charles B. Griffith.

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Short Take: Attack of the Crab Monsters

By Barry P. on Jul 1, 2020 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1957) Directed by Roger Corman; Written by: Charles B. Griffith; Starring: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Leslie Bradley, Mel Welles and Beach Dickerson; Available on DVD (Out of print) and Amazon Prime Rating: *** “We are unquestionably on the brink of a great discove... Read full article


Classics of the Corn: Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

By Lindsey on Aug 24, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

(Screen capture by Lindsey for TMP) A group of scientists have traveled to an island in the middle of nowhere, where they hope to study the effects of nuclear testing on the environment. But when they have some airplane trouble, they’re stranded on the island. Things only seem to get worse fro... Read full article


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[Weigand is reading McLane's journal]
Dr. Karl Weigand: "Friday, March 12: This afternoon Professor Carter found a large piece of flesh having the same composition as the common earthworm, but measured 24 inches by eight. With this section as a measure, the worm-like creature would be more than five feet in length. Most intriguing is the tissue's consistency: it proved impossible to cut - knives passing through the flesh leaving no mark. Fire was applied to the tissue and the result..." The journal ends there.
Dale Drewer: It's getting very late. Let's work out a schedule for tomorrow and get some sleep.
Hank Chapman: But what about that five-foot nightcrawler? Well, excuse me for being so stupid... me and that book you're reading.
Dale Drewer: We weren't laughing at you, Hank. It's just McLane didn't mean to imply that the flesh was from a big worm. He said, "From a worm-like creature."
Martha Hunter: You know it might have been a sea worm. They've been know to grow much longer than five feet.
Hank Chapman: Well, excuse me for shooting my mouth off, but the journal didn't say anything about the sea - just talked about worms.


Seaman Jack Sommers: But this is the second bunch of brains that have come out here. What happened to the first?
Hank Chapman: They were here and then a storm hit... and they were gone. That's all anybody knows.
Seaman Jack Sommers: Doesn't anybody wonder?
Hank Chapman: Everybody wonders! They just don't like to talk about it.


[Hank tries to contract the U.S. Navy using a jury-rigged wireless telegraph set]
Dale Drewer: Are you getting through, Hank?
Hank Chapman: How should I know? I'm not on the other end of this thing!


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Ed Nelson "played" the crab monster with Beach Dickerson operating the monster's claws.
Russell Johnson broke his toe while splashing around in the water during one scene. Due to the low budget of the film, director Roger Corman had a stage tech tape up Johnson's toe and immediately ordered him back in the water to finish the scene.
Allied Artists Pictures released this film on a double bill with Not of This Earth to many drive-in theaters with the tag line "Terrorama! Double Horror Sensation!"
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