It Came From Beneath the Sea 1955 PG

7.40PM Wed 15 May 2019 (1hr 19mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

"The “Creature Features” of the 50s featured a mess of similar uninspired product. Some are still a lot of fun to go back and revisit. Some are actually really great. And some are It Came from Beneath the Sea.

The late special effects god Ray Harryhausen used his craft to make sure It Came from Beneath the Sea did not just floundered away into the abyss of forgettable 50s horror. The budget was low and the story was contrived, but it’s the execution, especially from Harryhausen, that sets this film apart. Harryhausen’s stop motion animation births a genuinely terrifying giant Octopus that tries to take down no less than Golden Gate Bridge. The combination of his expertise housed in an unabashed B movie premise that makes this film work in original and entertaining ways." Drafthouse Cinema

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 79 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ROBERT GORDON / PRODUCER: CHARLES H. SCHNEER / SCRIPT: GEORGE WORTHING YATES, HAL SMITH / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HENRY FREULICH / EDITOR: JEROME THOMS / ART DIRECTOR: PAUL PALMENTOLA / MUSIC: MISCHA BAKALEINIKOFF / CAST: KENNETH TOBEY, FAITH DOMERGUE, DONALD CURTIS, IAN KEITH, DEAN MADDOX JR. / RIGHTS: SONY AUSTRALIA