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The Monster That Challenged the World
The Monster That Challenged the World
Actors: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Harlan Warde, Max Showalter
Director: Arnold Laven
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
G     2001     1hr 23min

A highlight among 1950s creature-features, The Monster That Challenged the World is a near-classic B movie that never goes out of style. When an earthquake reveals a nest of giant, prehistoric sea mollusks at the bottom of...  more »


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Actors: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Harlan Warde, Max Showalter
Director: Arnold Laven
Creators: Lester White, John Faure, Arthur Gardner, Jules V. Levy, David Duncan, Pat Fielder
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Classics
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/28/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

Creepy Monsters Make Great Movie | Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA | 09/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, this is an oldie, but a goodie. One of the best of the 50's. If you can travel back in time to the days of 25 cent movies and 10 cent popcorn, then you would enjoy such a treat as The Monster That Challenged The World. Pitted against today's horror specials, this one holds it own. It certainly was a shocking film during the 50's and is well remembered by those brave enough to view it alone. So, on a dark evening, lock your doors and windows, get out the popcorn and cuddle up for a trip back in time and enjoy one of the best from the 50's."
cb_33 | USA | 01/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the best cold war flicks. It has all the traits THEM, BEGINNING OF THE END, IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, and has all the warmth of TARANTULA, an THE GIANT BOHEMOTH. Misunderstood creatures from a past age whom are suddently unleashed on a present day world. the victom count is low but well placed. The last sceen comes right out of Norman Rockwell. this is the 50's lest we forget. what is nice about this film is that your told why every thing is happening. this is a very enjoyable title, this is one of my collection, and is top shelf. I think you will enjoy this as much as I do."
You had to be there.....
Jack K Stinson | Columbus, Ohio United States | 10/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw this movie on TV, late one night when I was working in Mexico and living in the southern California town of El Centro. Yep, right smack dab in the center of where the Monster decided to challenge the world! I started looking at the local canals a lot more closely at night!The DVD version has crisp video....much nicer than the VHS version. It was a MUST HAVE for my collection.
Okay, the flick is a little on the lame side....but it's still one of the most fun of the genre. Those mighty mollusks are simply too funny for words. And our hero is so busy chasing women, he almost lets the Imperial Valley and all of Baja Norte fall into the evil mollusk mandibles (do mollusks have mandibles?).
Absolutely essential viewing if you've ever lived in Baja or the Imperial Valley, or even in Southern California. And essential if you are at all into the B monster flicks of AIP and the like.
And it makes the Salton Sea look so very large! It is also fun to see the place as it looked in the late 50's.Jack Stinson"
Killer Critters
Gary F. Taylor | Biloxi, MS USA | 01/12/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"You're not likely to be frightened by MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD, but as 1950s sci-fi/horror programmers go it is better than most. The story, which resembles everything from THEM! to THE THING to BLACK LAGOON, concerns prehistoric eggs that are irradiated by atomic blast and then released by earthquake into a saltwater sea by a military station--where several military men go missing as a result.The cast, script, story, and monster are all okay but nothing special and never rise above the "B Movie" level, but the movie is an enjoyable way to spend a rainy evening. It's also mild enough for use as a "family night" film with older kids, and would be a good way to introduce them to the genre without giving them fits; younger kids, however, will either be bored or genuinely frightened, so you might want to prescreen it just in case."