Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

Director: Irvin Berwick
Starring: Les Tremayne, Forrest Lewis, John Harmon, Frank Arvidson, Jeanne Carmen, Don Sullivan, Pete Dunn, Joseph La Cava, Wayne Berwick, Jack Kevan

More info: IMDb


Plot: The monster, which looks like a nastier version of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy lighthouse town. The superstitious lighthouse keeper is worried for the safety of his beautiful teenage daughter, so he leaves food for the monster, who dwells in a nearby cave. When bodies wash up ashore, the locals take notice.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? Nah.

#35 on 42nd Street Forever Vol. 2: The Deuce (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

One of the things I love about a lot of the horror pictures of the 50s is that they're usually short which means they don't often overstay their welcome. This one clocks in at only 71 minutes and it's the perfect length. I rather enjoyed this one although I would have liked to have seen more of the creature.

That was cool. Didn't expect to see a severed head from 1959. The pacing really helps this film. It's pretty quick and the acting isn't bad at all. The death of the creature is kind of slapdash as he suddenly is knocked off a high spot but that's OK 'cause I'm partial to falling dummies. Check this one out. The whole thing's on YouTube.

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