Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955)

Director: Dan Milner

Writers: Lou Rusoff, Dorys Lukather

Composer: Ronald Stein

Starring: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Helene Stanton, Phillip Pine, Rodney Bell, Vivi Janiss, Michael Garth, Pierce Lyden, Norma Hanson

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Freezing horror! Hideous atomic mutant strikes from the depths!

Plot: An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster.

My rating: 3/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Normally pictures like these aren't so bad but this one bored the bejesus out of me.  It took three attempts on three different days to finish this.  It dragged so hard that it felt like hours.  There's nothing exciting about it.  The anamorphic widescreen image I watched looked great but the pacing is what kills it.  Scenes go on too long and some of them could be cut completely and not affect the outcome much.  I can't even find anything besides how good the picture looked to say that's positive.  The acting is bland, effects are ultra low budget and it's just so darn sloooooow.

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