Monday, December 26, 2011
The Monster That Challenged The World (1957)
The title is a bit deceiving because its not really The Monster That Challenged The World, its really The Monsters. The first monster is killed off pretty quickly with a rowboat ore to the eye. The Army finds a giant egg in the bottom of the sea and bring it back for observation. Its not long before they learn that there is a bunch of these giant sea creatures.
We get some awesome stock footage showing close-ups on slugs and snails and how they eat. Its a very slimy scene and when viewed on a theater sized screen can almost make you squirm a bit.
A little girl botches up the whole operation and sets the last of the monsters loose upon the land. We also have a Blob homage thrown in with some fire-extinguisher-fu.
It can run a bit slow at times but the acting isn't terrible and the monster is a whole lot of fun to look at. Fans of this flick might also want to check out The Horror Of Party Beach.