Saturday, October 19, 2013

Horrors of October 2013 - Attack of the Crab Monsters (#19)

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

A group of scientists and technicians land on a small island to investigate the disappearance of a previous scientific group, only to suffer the same fate as them. Make no mistake, these aren't giant crabs but crab monsters; in a genuinely novel twist, the crabs munch on human brains and able to access their mindsets to create psychic disturbance and projection. This is certainly not a good movie from indie maverick Roger Corman but I'll be lying if I didn't have fun. It is really short (62 minutes), quickly blazing through all the science mumbo-jumbo for more B-movie buffoonery. You get to watch a beheading, a plane blow up, a lazy head bonk, a hand dismemberment, people talking with their antagonist literally through a gun, endless land destruction, and bad grenade tossing. Plus, you have "The Professor" Russell Johnson as the action lead.


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