Karnes believes that the dinosaur is saturated by radiation, which is transmitted by the electric pulse, resulting in the burns seen on the fisherman and other victims. December 1997 December 2005 I didn’t know he did a monster movie? October 1958 An illustration of two photographs. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. So, the rankings as of our virtual 1953 stand as follows. Before Karnes can return to the United States, a real-life example of his concern materializes when a fisherman in Looe, Cornwall is killed on the beach, and his dying word is "behemoth". April 2018 December 1964 The live-action scenes for The Giant Behemoth were filmed entirely in Great Britain, including London. March 1967 . Who is in the credits but Lee Van Cleef!

They did not grab any A Listers for this one. July 1961 Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. As Karnes and Bickford climb into a car to leave the area, they hear a radio report of dead fish washing up on the eastern shores of the United States. It doesn’t. Not even really from any fathoms. It is also the only one I know of where the hatchet faced killer drops a Kaiju with a radioactive rifle grenade while perched on top of a rollercoaster. The climax of the movie is really well done. A photo of the area reveals a huge footprint and paleontologist Dr. Sampson identifies the creature as a Paleosaurus, an aquatic dinosaur that emits an electric pulse, like an electric eel. December 2002 At first, they don’t find the Rhedosaurus, just lots of stock footage while they methodically look at the bottom of the ocean. March 1975 November 1965 Thank you! But man, it seemed familiar. They have mounted the isotope onto a rifle grenade, they just need someone cool enough to shoot the grenade into the wound. March 1980

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms by The Real Syncbros. While this movie is one of the nine films he churned out in 1953, it is the only one where he plays the hero. We are treated to a shark/octopus fight which no one else seems to have marked as the origin of the “Sharktopus” movies, so I am calling dibs on that here. December 1965 June 1957 There are about twenty people in the credits and none of them (except the esteemed Mr. Van Cleef) did I recognize for anything else. He called his story “the Fog Horn” The newspaper spiced it up and re-titled it “The Beast from 20,000 fathoms”. December 1992 All Rights Reserved. The SFX is much better than Kong. fight, though there are no real arm bars in it. Rising from the river, the creature rampages through the city, flattening cars and destroying buildings. December 1991 Time Out says. The opening credits grabbed my attention right away. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Some early pre-production conceptual sketches of the Beast showed that at one point it was to have a shelled head and at another point was to have a beak. June 1959 ", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Giant_Behemoth&oldid=980563089, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 September 2020, at 06:18. As I will point out later, the titular beast does not come from 20,000 fathoms at all. This time, they succeed in firing the torpedo into the monster's mouth, and the behemoth roars in pain.

This guy is the grand-daddy of nearly every horror/nuclear disaster/army vs monster/giant (fill in the blank) monster movie/atomic horror/ etc. The scientist in the Bathysphere calls up to their surface compatriots and tells them they have found the monster and to pull them up.

I don’t want to start out my list with a tie this early in the game so I am going to make the call for King Kong. Kinda like a model filmed through a camera with Vaseline on the lens. December 1995 December 1994 Behemoth, the Sea Monster in the UK and The Behemoth) is a 1959 black-and-white science fiction giant monster film distributed by Allied Artists Pictures. April 1964 That’s mostly true. June 1954 March 1969

For modern standards, it’s pretty good FX.

Sadly, instead of going on an immediate rampage, the first casualty of the beast (who was frozen in surface ice, not ice from 20,000 fathoms. King Kong has nothing on this FOUR STORY dinosaur bashing his way through walls to get at the poor guys crouching in the ally way!

The other Soldiers are devoured off camera, possibly by the beast, possibly by the blizzard. April 2006

In a diving bell search of the undersea Hudson River Canyon, Professor Elson is killed after his bell is swallowed by the Beast, which eventually comes ashore in Manhattan. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! ​Arriving on the scene, military troops led by Colonel Jack Evans first stop the Rhedosaurus with an electrified barricade, then blast a hole with a bazooka in the Beast's throat, which drives it back into the sea. No prints remain of them. We don’t get to know which beast would have triumphed in this ferocious struggle because right in the middle of it, the Rhedosaurus swims by and swallows them both. Film, Horror. I got to the part about the policeman and I thought, “I saw that part! More on “Ol’ Cleef” later. July 1955 It was dubbed and edited and released in American two years later as: Godzilla, King of the […]. Mr. Harryhausen has been honing his craft, and while it is still a lot of acting in front of a projector showing the animation, they are getting better at lighting it to make it look better. You can’t blame me that it sounds like something from “the Electric Company”) is slowly making it’s way down the east coast toward major population centers.

Another Michael Fox.

May 1998 Video. Bickford and Karnes advise the military that the best way to kill the beast will be to administer a dose of radium, hoping to accelerate the radiation sickness that is already slowly killing it. It was based on the story "The Fog Horn" by Ray Bradbury. Actually, the movie was being made at the same time as the story according to the sources I read, but let’s not split hairs. The montage of newspaper headlines swirl by proclaiming a “mysterious disaster” at sea. We have a lot of movies to go, and I can think of a few on the list that I didn’t manage to get through the first time I watched them. Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. Sorry. ( Log Out /  I mean, Son of Kong tanked, but King Kong was a huge blockbuster. December 1998 300, (Jan 1, 1959): 157. This is tough. Karnes and Bickford set their plan into action. So, event though I had never seen it, I could tell what was going to happen nearly the entire script through. July 1967 July 2013 The scientist are finally convinced that the monster is out there and start searching the ocean floor for it by lowering a bathysphere, looking around, coming back up, moving a little bit further down and repeating. April 2004 20 Million Miles to Earth (a.k.a.The Beast from Space) is a 1957 American horror science fiction monster film directed by Nathan H. Juran and starring William Hopper, Joan Taylor, and Frank Puglia.It was produced by Charles H. Schneer's Morningside Productions for Columbia Pictures.The screenplay was written by Bob Williams and Christopher Knopf from an original treatment by Charlott Knight. August 1968 (Or, as he calls it, Dynamation!). This particular brute was called the Rhedosaurus, and it was introduced to the world in one of the most influential science fiction films ever made: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. Karnes begins to suspect that the "behemoth" that the fisherman described seeing is some kind of large marine mammal that has mutated as a result of being contaminated by nuclear testing.

An X-class submarine with Karnes on board carries a torpedo filled with radium into the Thames in pursuit of the monster.