Monday, September 29, 2014

The Creeping Terror (1964)

Director: Vic Savage

Writer: Robert Silliphant

Composer: Frederick Kopp

Starring: Vic Savage, Shannon O'Neil, William Thourlby, John Caresio, Brendon Boone, Byrd Holland, Jack King, Pierre Kopp, Ken Savage, Mark Field, Les La Marr, Mary Price, Louise Lawson

More info: IMDb

Plot: A newlywed sheriff tries to stop a shambling monster that has emerged from a spaceship to eat people.

My rating: 2/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Here's one you can believe the hype's that bad.  No sound was recorded while filming so narration and dubbing are all that's added.  A lot of the score is a cheesy organ, done on the cheap.  There's an instrumental pop tune at the dance that goes on forever for the sake of filling the 76 minute running time...which is way too long.  It's no surprise that many of those involved with this picture did little to nothing else.  It's just a real drag, man.  If they'd recorded sound during filming, eliminating the need for narration, this might be bearable but as it stands, it's dreadfully dull.  It's not all that inept as far as the acting goes (which is hard to tell when it's dubbed) but more editing could have been invaluable in trimming the excessively long scenes into something tighter and leaner than this.  Ugh.  I only passively watched this as I organized my office and it still bored the piss out of me.  Viewer beware.  

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