Creature from the Haunted Sea
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 13 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 4, 2002
- Originally Released: 1961
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Anthony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland & Robert Towne|
|Directed by||Roger Corman|
|Screenplay by||Charles B. Griffith|
|Composition by||Fred Katz|
|Produced by||Roger Corman|
|Director of Photography:||Jacques Marquette|
"[T]he closest thing to a Thomas Pynchon novel ever committed to celluloid."
Description by OLDIES.com:
In Castro's Cuba, a ragtag group of loyalists hire an American gangster to smuggle out the nation's treasury. Their boat cruise becomes a nightmare when an undersea monster begins picking them off one by one. This comedy of errors has an intriguing cast of weird characters. Secret agent Sparks Moran, played by (future) Academy Award winning screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown, Shampoo), is billed as Edward Wain. The screenplay is the product of the prolific Charles B. Griffith who also wrote Corman's Little Shop Of Horrors and many others.
Creature From The Haunted Sea was made by Corman and company as a quickly improvised afterthought following his productions of Battle Of Blood Island and Last Woman On Earth in Puerto Rico (which is why Last Woman and Creature feature the same cast).
The music score was pieced together by Fred Katz from familiar threads first heard in Corman's Wasp Woman and Little Shop Of Horrors.
Pre-title sequences and a few additional segments were shot by cult director Monte Hellman (Beast From Haunted Cave) to pad out the running time for Creature From The Haunted Sea's T.V. debut.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 49 ratings.
Well, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first popped this DVD in. I’d never seen a Roger Corman film before, and I was apprehensive about a “horror comedy”, since there are precious few films that can balance the two diametrically opposed genres. Well, my fears were well founded; this film wasn’t scary at all, but it was often hilarious! I especially liked the American spy character, but the funniest thing of all was the “monster”! Oh well, this won’t go in the “horror” section of my collection, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining.
Picture and sound quality are what you’d expect from low-budget film of the era, but they don’t distract from the fun. Also, this DVD has one of my favorite covers out of all the Alpha titles I own; it appears to be from an original poster or lobby card. This is a great, silly little film to watch with some buddies and a good sense of humor. Give it a shot.
- Sales Rank: 3,804
- UPC: 089218400994
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