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

No, the navy will assume

that Lieutenant Quinlan

decided to remain here,

rather than risk the storm.

Enewetak's probably getting

as much static as we are.

Probably, which means

we can't do anything

until conditions improve.

So why don't we let

Hank keep trying

while we begin our own working?

We have to go over

McLane's journal

sooner or later, so it

might as well be now.

Then let us go into

the living room.

"Thursday, March 11.

"Today Dr. Ben Diaz'

culture failed to produce

"any sign of bacteria,

"though left for five

days in the open."

"Friday, March 12.

"This afternoon,

Professor Carter found

"a large piece of flesh

having the same composition

"as that of the

common earthworm,

"but measured 24 inches by 8.

"With this section as a measure,

"the wormlike creature would be

more than five feet in length.

"Most intriguing is the

tissue's consistency.

"It proved impossible to cut,

"knives passing

through the flesh,

"leaving no mark.

"Fire was applied to the tissue,

"and the calorie result..."

The journal ends there.

Well, it's getting very late

Why don't we work out tomorrow's

schedule and then get some sleep.

What about that

5-foot night crawler?

Well, excuse me for

being so stupid.

Me and that book you're reading.

We weren't laughing

at you, Hank.

It's just that McLane

didn't really mean to imply

that the flesh was

from a big worm.

He said, "from a

wormlike creature."

You know, it might've

been a sea worm.

They've been known to grow

much longer than 5 feet.

Well, excuse me for

shooting my mouth off,

but the journal didn't say

anything about the sea...

Just talked about worms.

Nothing in my

experience leads me

towards McLane's worm theory.


You would know better than I.

But why, I ask, did

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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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