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We Need All The Drawn Butter in the World
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 8, 2021
Radioactive giant crabs that not only eat your body but consume your mind as well.
Another great Roger Corman sci-fi horror movie. I love this, it’s a fun short movie. It is just the right amount of time to introduce your monster, let it eat through most of the cast, steal their minds, and then get dead. The ability to eat their minds and then have them talk to you was a really great feature and creepy as hell. Not only is it massive, almost unkillable, except when you need it to be, destroying the island you’re standing on, but it will eat your brain in the bargain. It’s full of science gobbledygoo and that also makes it so much fun. Through enough science sounding words into a script and bang you got a 50s sci-fi monster movie. I liked how Corman committed to a giant monster, instead of going to usual route with a normal sized model or even just a normal sized crab and superimposing it like most movies of the era. It looks cheap as can be but that is also part of the fun for me. It’s made out of plastic bags, builders foam and the sweat of the model builder and I love that handcrafted feel these old monsters have. Giving it human eyes was a great touch, something about those big eyes makes it more unsettling. I wonder if Guy Smith, author of the Night of the Crabs pulp horror series, was a big fan of this movie? A fun sci-fi romp my only question is why didn’t they try and drive the monster off with a big vat of drawn butter, crab’s natural enemy?