Continuing our 1st annual 50’s Sci-Fi Summer Trailerganza:
The monsters is this flick don’t really challenge the world. The scene at the end of the trailer where the monster is bigger than skyscrapers? Completely bogus – it never even happens in the movie (trailers sometimes lie). But the mollusks (yes, mollusks) do cause trouble for scientists in California when they rise from the Salton Sea, unearthed by an earthquake.
I’ve always loved this movie. There’s a genuinely tense scene with a mother and child trapped by one of the creatures inside a lab. Also: Hans Conried!