Attack of the Crab Monsters

Synopsis: A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get stranded when their airplane explodes. The team soon discovers that the island has been taken over by crabs that have mutated into enormous, intelligent monsters. To add to their problems, the island is slowly sinking into the ocean. Will any of them manage to escape?
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Roger Corman
Production: Allied Artists
Rotten Tomatoes:
62 min

A deeper booming and rumbling?

No, I'm afraid not.

Doctor Carson means

the explosions.

We should get up to the cliffs.

Hey, Hank, you're a scientist.

How come they need a demo team

like us on this hunk of dirt?

I'm no scientist.

I'm a technician and a handyman.

So, you still don't

know what's going on?

Well, you remember that

first big H-bomb test?

The one that blew Elugelab

Island right out of the ocean?

Who forgets that?

A tremendous amount of the

radioactive fallout came this way.

A great seething, burning cloud

of it sank into this area,

blanketing the island with hot

ashes and radioactive seawater.

Dr. Weigand's group is here to study

fallout effects at their worst.

Dr. James Carson

is a geologist.

He'll try to learn what's

happening to the soil.

The botanist, Jules Deveroux,

will examine all the plant

life for radiation poisoning.

Martha Hunter and Dale

Drewer are biologists.

He works on land animalism, while

she takes care of the seafood.

Dr. Karl Weigand is a

nuclear physicist.

He'll collect their

findings and relate them

to the present theories on the

effects of too much radiation.

We blow up mountains for

the geologist Carson.

But this is the second bunch

of brains to come out here.

What happened to the first?

They were here,

and a storm hit.

Then they were gone.

That's all anybody knows.

Doesn't anybody wonder?

Everybody wonders.

They just don't like

to talk about it.

Come on, we'll miss the takeoff.

Hank, get to the radio.

There's something.

It's a commercial station,

probably Manila or Samoa.

It's all from beyond the

area of disturbance.

I don't get a thing

on the navy bands.

Keep trying.

All those men killed...

We can't even send word

through this storm.

The navy'll send a

search plane, honey.

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Charles B. Griffith

Charles Byron Griffith (September 23, 1930 – September 28, 2007) was a Chicago-born screenwriter, actor and film director, son of Donna Dameral, radio star of Myrt and Marge. along with Charles' grandmother, Myrtle Vail, and was best known for writing Roger Corman productions such as A Bucket of Blood (1959), The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), and Death Race 2000 (1975). more…

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