Monday, January 31, 2011
ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS (1957)
Roger Corman directed this giant man-eating crabs on the loose epic and it's pretty typical of his other 50's monster flicks. The unique thing about these creatures is that after they eat someone they assimilate their victims brains(sort of like a 50's version of Star Trek's Borg aliens) and can imitate their voices luring new prey into it's crabby clutches. Pretty sneaky for big crabs with huge bug eyes. They also do some neat decapitating and dismembering with their big stupid claws. Fun, goofy flick and it's only about an hour long. Russell Johnson, The Professor from GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, is one of the scientists on the island. Originally released on a double-bill with NOT OF THIS EARTH.