“So you have wounded me. I must grow a new claw. Well, good, for I could do it in a day, but will you grow new legs when I have taken yours from you?” Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Whitney Collazo, Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, Joseph Perry, and Jeff Mohr – as they try to figure out the science of the brain-assimilating, telepathic, voice-transmitting giant crabs in Roger Corman’s Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957).
Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 104 – Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
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Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.IMDb
- Director: Roger Corman
- Writer: Charles B. Griffith (screenplay by)
- Richard Garland as Dale Drewer
- Pamela Duncan as Martha Hunter
- Russell Johnson as Hank Chapman
- Leslie Bradley as Dr. Karl Weigand
- Mel Welles as Jules Deveroux
- Richard H. Cutting as Dr. James Carson
- Ed Nelson as Lt. Quinlan
- Beach Dickerson as Seaman Ron Fellows
- Tony Miller as Seaman Jack Sommers
- Robin Riley (Seaman/stunt diver)
Attack of the Crab Monsters is Chad’s pick and according to him, there is a lot going on for a movie that is so bad and so corny. In the end, it’s a monster B-movie from Roger Corman with a lot of cool concepts for a giant crab film. Daphne has a lot of fun watching Attack of the Crab Monsters. She loved the strange dialogue and seeing the professor (Russell Johnson) from Gilligan’s Island. Joseph’s mind is blown by how much they tried to shove into a one-hour film, but still, Attack of the Crab Monsters seemed long. Agreeing that the movie is really bad and the crabs are really bad, Jeff still loves Attack of the Crab Monsters. You have to love Russell Johnson trapped on an island and trying to fix the radio long before he takes that fateful three-hour tour.
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