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Attack of the Giant Leeches
Attack of the Blood Leeches / She Demons of the Swamp / Giant Leeches

USA 1959
produced by
Gene Corman, Roger Corman (executive) for AIP
directed by Bernard L.Kowalski
starring Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet, Tyler McVey, Bruno VeSota, Gene Roth, Dan White, George Cisar
written by Leo Gordon, music by Alexander Laszlo

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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After a marital dispute in the swamp, a woman (Yvette Vickers) and her lover (Michael Emmet) go missing, and when her husband (Bruno VeSota) claims they were taken by some kind of monster, everyone thinks he's just trying to cover up a murder - everyone but Doc Greyson (Tyler McVey) that is, who soon persuades local game warden Steve (Ken Clark), the boyfriend of his daughter (Jan Shepard) to go and look for a monster. At first, Steve's quest leads to nothing though, until the doc uses some dynamite to shake things up a bit, whereupon the corpses of those missing come to surface and show traces of - well,being killed by giant leeches. Ultimately, Steve goes on a diving expedition to kill one such giant leech, before the rest are killed by some more dynamite ...

 

Typical 1950's style science fiction of the monstermovie variety, made on the cheap (which is most obvious in the bad monster suits), but somehow the film's budgetary shortcomings and its formulaic plot are at least part of the reason why the movie is very enjoyable, at least to later day audiences. Just don't take it too seriously and you will see how much fun the film provides.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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