‘Chicks and chills! The wildest shindig ever!’
The Seaside Women and the Monster is a 1965 American monster film photographed and directed via Jon Corridor from a tale and screenplay via Joan Gardner. Further discussion used to be provided via Robert Silliphant (co-writer of The Creeping Terror) and Don Marquis.
The film stars Jon Corridor, Sue Casey, Walker Edmiston and Arnold Lessing.
The movie used to be reissued as Surf Terror and proven on TV as Monster from the Surf. It has additionally it sounds as if been launched as Invisible Terror.
In contrast to maximum seashore birthday party motion pictures, it used to be shot in black and white. On some prints, the Hawaiian surf photos proven on a projector is in color. The onscreen copyright is 1964, even supposing the movie used to be no longer launched till September 1965.
The theme track, “Dance Child Dance,” used to be written via Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Joan Janis
Younger Richard Lindsay (Arnold Lessing) has given up his profession in science in favour of his newfound hobby, browsing – and putting out and having amusing together with his surfer pals and female friend Jane (Elaine DuPont) at the Santa Monica beachfront close to his father and stepmother’s space the place he lives.
That is to the nice displeasure of his father, the famous oceanographer Dr Otto Lindsay (Jon Corridor), who’s married to the fairly more youthful Vicky (Sue Casey), who’s speedy turning into disenchanted with Otto’s relative loss of devotion to her. Additionally dwelling with the Lindsays is Richard’s sculptor pal Mark (Walker Edmiston), who walks with a limp on account of an auto coincidence Richard had previous.
Whilst Vicky hits on her stepson and teases his pal Mark, a loathsome seaweed shrouded monster begins slaughtering the children at the seashore. Dr Lindsay turns out satisfied that this can be a mutated carnivorous South American “fantigua fish” that has grown big enough to exist out of the sea…
Opinions [contains spoilers]:
“It’s superbly silly and is padded to a virtually inexcusable level with uninteresting browsing photos, however a minimum of it’s filmed neatly and has just right sound high quality. For that subject, the appearing is midway respectable and the monster go well with isn’t all that dangerous, both— it definitely holds up neatly compared to the creatures Paul Blaisdell constructed for AIP again within the ’50s…” 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting
The plot has ceaselessly been in comparison to an episode of “Scooby-Doo” and that’s completely comprehensible if you see the totally predictable twist finishing […] The appearing is horrible, the discussion (“You children get some garments on and we’ll pass all the way down to the station!”) is fun and there are a large number of hilarious sequences just like the seizure-dance middle of the night seashore birthday party and regardless of the slutty stepmom is as much as at any given time.” The Bloody Pit of Horror
“There’s some lovely bloody killings (for the length), the worst rear-projection riding sequences ever witnessed, and that notorious inventory shot of an automotive racing off a prime cliff–the similar one utilized in masses of flicks because the Nineteen Thirties!” George R. Reis, DVD Power-In
“Fascinating just for the sight of Jon Corridor in his seaweed go well with. Another way, a large number of dangerous appearing, risible discussion and an overabundance of browsing scenes.” Alan Frank, The Horror Movie Guide
“It seems that a lot of the movie’s finances used to be exhausted when acquiring movie and tune rights, and valuable little left for the particular results division. Along with the depressing taking a look beastie that will get a long way too display screen time, all the sufferers – mauled to demise via the shambling, bug-eyed fish guy – be afflicted by greater than grazes that hardly qualify as pores and skin deep.” Scott Stein, Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Fare of the Nineteen Sixties & Nineteen Seventies, Headpress, 2009
“There are the considered necessary moments of dangerous discussion – probably the most hilarious of which is when the police ask a scientist to spot what form of fish left footprints within the sand. There’s a lot dangerous performing from all the solid, even supposing Elaine Dupont, solid as a sultry strumpet, struts her stuff with relish. For all that, Monster from the Surf is a movie that tries and, like an fool kid, person who proves fairly cute in its ineptitude.” Moria
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“An inexpensive snicker rebellion, quite a lot of bongos, murders and ladies in bikinis.” Michael Weldon, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Movie
“… asymmetric quickie… there’s no longer an excessive amount of to take care of passion.” Selection
“Maintains the philosophical intensity and manufacturing values of sixties seashore bimbo fare… a hybrid horror with acres of flesh.” Videohound’s Golden Film Retriever
” …Seaside Women is a smart giant mess, clearly made on a teeny-tiny finances.” John Wilson, The Respectable Razzie Film Information
Lots of the inner pictures – particularly all the ones of the Lindsay house – have been shot on the Brentwood place of dwelling of Henry and Shirley Rose at 816 Glenmere Manner in West Los Angeles. The Roses have been pals of the manufacturer, Edward Janis, with Shirley Rose additionally being the movie’s artwork director.
Comprises probably the most worst again projection automotive scenes ever.
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