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

And the lord said,

"I will destroy man

whom I have created

from the face of the earth;

Both man, and beast, and

the creeping thing,

and the fowls of the air;

For it repenteth me

that I have made them."

Make that line fast.

Everybody ashore.


We can only see a small part

of the island from this spot,

but yet you can feel

lack of welcome,

lack of abiding life, eh?

Yeah, I felt the same when I came

here before to rescue your first team.

I not only knew that

they were gone,

but that they were lost completely

and forever, body and soul.

Please, lieutenant,

some of those men were our

friends from the same institute.

Sorry, Miss Hunter.

I'm not so sure you are

right, monsieur Quinlan.

Maybe their bodies are gone,

but who can tell of

their souls, eh?

Maybe if I call to them

they will answer...

Their ghosts will answer.




Where is the house, lieutenant?

You can't see it from the shore.

It's back in the hills, at

the head of that gorge,

just hidden in the cliff.

How fitting.

Might as well have a look at it.

Well, they're coming in

with the second load of

supplies from the plane.

I'll have it sent right up.

Hold your headway!

You're gonna broach!

Tate, sit down in there!

Well, get him up!

I see him. He's on the bottom.

What's the foul-up there?

God help us.

Cover him.

You know, I wish

they'd get back.

I don't like being out here all

alone with old Tate's rigor mortis.

Sam, how did a nervous guy like you

ever get involved in demolitions work?

Nervous? What do

you mean, nervous?

I'm not nervous, just a little

high-strung, that's all.

Come on... help me get

these pineapples inside.

You know, I don't know what we're

gonna use these for out here anyway.

Unless it's to practice pitching

to those babies out there.

Took his head off... his head?

I'm afraid so.

We're gonna take him back

to Enewetak for burial.

I hope that man's death is not

an omen of things to come.

Frankly, doctor, I wouldn't

care to stay here with you,

but if you run into trouble

or you need extra supplies,

you can always reach

the base by radio.

That is, if this rotten weather will

let us get back to the base at all.

Something in the air is wrong.

Can you tell me what

it is, lieutenant?

Well, I don't know, sir.

Maybe it's because

there's no sound,

no animal noises of any kind.

Well, looks like we got the

dynamite by mistake.

- Looks like it.

- I'll cart it back down to the beach.

Oh, excuse me, doctor.

That's quite all right.

Just call me Martie.

Okay, Martie.

You know, the navy boys

really fixed this place up.

I'm almost gonna

enjoy being here.

Yeah, you'd never think it was a

complete wreck a few months ago.

If you want to see a wreck,

take a look at my back.

Karl, it'll be dark

in a few minutes.

Want to come watch the takeoff?

- I'd like to.

- I'll get the others.

Lieutenant, I don't want to annoy

you again, but nothing was left?

Not a hair, nor a

fingernail clipping?

Only McLane's journal?

Well, that's all, doctor.

That they are dead,

I can believe possible,

but to vanish from the

face of the earth? No!

The navy thinks they

were all at sea

in their small boat

when the typhoon hit.

Lost with all hands

is an old story.

Yes, but...

Everybody okay?

- Yeah, it looks that way.

- You okay, Mac?

Yeah, nothing that getting off

this old pile won't cure.

See you in a month!

- One month, no more, oui?

- Oui!

- We'll watch you from the cliffs.

- Au revoir!

Did you hear those sounds

just before the quake?

What sounds, Mon ami?

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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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