Behemoth, the Sea Monster (1959)

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film, Sci-Fi Horror  |   Release Date - Mar 3, 1959 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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A perennial of the "Shock Theatre" TV circuit of the 1950s, The British The Giant Behemoth owes a great deal to the earlier American sci-fier The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. A Cornish fisherman is found covered with what looks like radiation burns. Before he dies, the fisherman utters the word "behemoth," citing a monster alluded to in the Bible. It isn't long before England is besieged by a dinosaur-like monstrosity, evidently the by-product of atomic fallout. Only a high-powered torpedo stands between the Giant Behemoth and the helpless British citizenry. The film's stop-motion animation is pretty good, considering the tight budget; all the title character lacks is the distinctive personality of a King Kong, Godzilla or Gorgo.

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creature, monster, sea-monster, destruction, giant, radioactivity, rampage, scientist, Britain, city, death, dinosaurs, torpedo, bomb, crush, prehistoric, Godzilla