Monday, October 29, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - Day 29 - Movie 1

An atomic bomb test in the arctic revives a prehistoric monster which makes its way down the Atlantic coast of North America until it reaches New York City. If it's physically destructive tendencies weren't enough of a problem, the beast is also transmitting a deadly virus to the humans it interacts with.

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953) is a pretty standard giant monster on the loose movie of the 1950s elevated by the complication of the deadly virus spread by the creature, and by Ray Harryhausen's outstanding stop motion animation special effects. The beast, itself, is one of my all time favorite monsters and I was disappointed when X-Plus produced all of those toys and figures of pretty much every Ray Harryhausen creature except for this one.

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