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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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Hank Chapman: Well, you remember that first big H-bomb test - the one that blew Elugelab Island right out of the ocean?
Seaman Ron Fellows: Well, who'd forget that?
Hank Chapman: A tremendous amount of the radioactive fallout came this way. A great seething, burning cloud of it sank into this area, blanketing the island with hot ashes and seawater. Dr. Weigand's group is here to study fallout effects at their worst. Dr. James Carson is a geologist. He'll try to learn what's happening to the soil. The botanist, Jules Deveroux, will examine all the plant life for radiation poisoning. Martha Hunter and Dale Brewer are biologists. He works on land animalism while she takes care of the seafood. Dr. Karl Weigand is a nuclear physicist. He'll collect their findings and relate them to the present theories on the effects of too-much radiation.


[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!


Jules Deveroux: Strange... You can see only a small part of the island from this spot, yet you can feel lack of welcome - lack of abiding life, huh?
Ensign Quinlan: Yeah, I felt the same way before when I came to rescue your first group. I knew not only they were gone, but lost - completely and forever... body and soul.


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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!"
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.
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