Black Scorpion, The

Tagged: Film

Film (1957). Warner Bros. Directed by Edward Ludwig. Written by David Duncan, Robert Blees. Cast includes Mara Corday and Richard Denning. 88 minutes. Black and white.

Giant scorpions and a rather good spider emerge from a cavern under the Mexican desert in this slow-moving, low-budget Monster Movie obviously inspired by Them! (1954). The stop-motion animation of the scorpions, supervised by Willis H O'Brien at the age of 70, is vivid but does not really redeem the wooden performances and routine direction. [JB/PN]

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