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ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS (1957)

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Directed By:
Roger Corman

Starring:
Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Leslie Bradley, Mel Welles, Mel Welles and Richard H. Cutting

Not Rated
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Graphic Violence

THE PLOT:

After an atomic bomb test, scientist journey to a nearby island to study the enviromental impact on wildlife and plantlife on this tiny island.

Well they discover that that the impact is serious, very serious. For the team they went to look for has been killed and the creatures that devoured them is still there, massive mutant crabs. Being eaten alive isn't bad enough, but it absorbed everything that made them, them. Then the Crab Monster talk in their victim's voices to lure out more victims.

The oversized seafood platters has big plans on devouring the world. Unless they can stop them once and for all.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

A good attempt by Roger Corman this go round, I for a party of line liked the Crab Monster design. Plus there are some great underwater scenes. Like ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES. It doesn't look like a swimming pool, it looked like the ocean, with fish swimming by. Also, the story is creepy. But the Crab effects could have been better, it didn't look like they were walking. That is my only major complaint. This is a movie that is screaming REMAKE. I give it...7 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd, partly. I did like the underwater scenes. They were pretty cool, but I wasn't as impressed with the look of the Crab Monsters, they never explained why it had human eyes. Anyway, there is a good movie buried under all the cheese and I barely recommend it. But I give ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS...5 STARS

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (- HITS):

+ STORY (The story works, works very well.)
+ CAST (I think the cast did a great job)
+ DIALOG (The dialog was pretty interesting to for a Corman flick)
+ CRAB MONSTER (ZEDD liked the design of the crab monsters)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- EFFECTS (The walking effects really were weak.)

AND FINALLY....

- CRAB MONSTERS (VOLTRON didn't like what the crabs looked like)

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