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The Black Scorpion (1957) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Edward Ludwig and produced by Jack Dietz and Frank Melford.

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The Black Scorpion (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 11, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Black Scorpion Directed by Edward Ludwig Written by David Duncan and Robert Blees; story by Paul Yawitz 1957/USA Amex Productions/Frank Melford-Jack Dietz Productions First viewing/Netflix rental This movie is all about the stop-motion animation effects by Willis O’Brien, who gave us Ki... Read full article


Warner Archive: Buckets of Drool in The Black Scorpion (1957)

By KC on Dec 22, 2014 From Classic Movies

The minute I finished watching the new Warner Archive disc of The Black Scorpion, I did a quick Google search: "Do scorpions drool?" I got two links, both of them to reviews of this movie. So my guess is no, they probably don't in real life, but they sure do in this movie. I mean big, gushing rivers... Read full article


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Teresa Alvarez: Caviar? Aren't you overdoing it a bit, Hank?
Hank Scott: Well, I've got to make an impression on you in 48 hours that'll last for two months. What's the matter, don't you like caviar?
Teresa Alvarez: Oh, I love it, but, I must say, I could never understand why it's so expensive!
Hank Scott: Well, it's a whole year's work for a sturgeon.


Hank Scott: [to the peons in the village as he and Ramos pull into the rural town in their jeep] We're from Mexico City! I say, we're from Mexico City! We're scientists! Is the mayor here?


Hank Scott: [after hearing an onimous noise] Ordinarily I've got nothing against moonlight nights, but I'll be glad to get by this one.


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Many of the screams heard are stock sound effects that can also be heard in many Republic movie serials.
The trapdoor spider that attacks Juanito in the scorpions' underground home is one of the original models left over from the famous deleted spider sequence in King Kong
Willis O'Brien and Pete Peterson began filming the special effects of this film in a large remodeled dressing room at the Tepeac Studios in Mexico City, but when money became tight they finished the picture in Peterson's garage in Encino, California.
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