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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Overview:

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) was a Science Fiction - Horror Film directed by Eugène Lourié and produced by Hal E. Chester, Bernard W. Burton and Jack Dietz.

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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

By Beatrice on Nov 6, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Directed by Eugene Lourie Written by Lou Morheim and Fred Freiberger from a story by Ray Bradbury 1953/USA Jack Dietz Productions First viewing/Netflix rental A prehistoric monster devours New York City. ?Could this have been the inspiration for Godzilla? A group of sci... Read full article


61 Days of Halloween- The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

By Bernardo Villela on Sep 20, 2011 From The Movie Rat

Most holidays worth their while encompass entire seasons, such as Christmas, for example. However, as you may have noticed there is a corporate push every year for us to think about the next holiday even sooner. While this has many negative side effects I figure I may as well embrace it. Since Labor... Read full article


The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms–Part 3

By Tom on Aug 26, 2011 From The Old Movie House

Production Notes The budget for the film was 210,000 dollars. An extremely low budget for a film with such lofty ambitions. The live action sequences were shot in a two week period. The special effects however, took significantly longer to perfect, to shoot, and to merge into the live action sequenc... Read full article


The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms–Part 2

By Tom on Aug 25, 2011 From The Old Movie House

Dr. Elson, now much more willing to consider the fact there just may be a monster on the loose, sits in on a meeting at the office of Col. Evans navy friend. According to him a fishing vessel has sunk for no apparent reason near the Grand Banks, another was destroyed, a lighthouse was destroyed in ... Read full article


The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms–Part 1

By Tom on Aug 24, 2011 From The Old Movie House

You’ve had a really rotten day at work. The dog ate your favourite slippers, the kids are howling, your mother-in-law, who you thought was your best buddy after your wife, is rumbling that you are no good lazy schnook, and somebody stole your charge card number and just bought a boat that maxe... Read full article


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The "Coney Island Amusement Park" in the film is actually The Long Beach Amusement Park in Long Beach, California. The production was able to film at the park from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
During the octopus/shark sequence, some of the footage was obviously shot in an aquarium, because some of the octopus' suckers are gripping the glass.
While visiting his friend Ray Harryhausen on the set, Ray Bradbury was given a copy of the script (which was going under the working title "Monster From the Sea") and was asked if he could possibly do some rewriting on it. After reading the script, Bradbury remarked about a scene in the story (which featured the monster destroying a lighthouse) that seemed very similar to a short story that he had published in "The Saturday Evening Post" several years earlier called "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms". Bradbury's story was about a dinosaur that destroys a lighthouse. The next day Bradbury received a telegram offering to buy the film rights to the story. After the sale, the films title was changed to "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms". Years later when Bradbury had his story reprinted he changed the title to "The Fog Horn".
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