Beginning of the End (1957)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film, Natural Horror  |   Release Date - Jun 28, 1957 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Produced by Bert I. Gordon, The Beginning of the End is a menacing onslaught of giant-sized grasshoppers. Department of Agriculture functionary Dr. Ed Wainwright (Peter Graves) and photojournalist Audrey Aimes (Peggie Castle) discover that the huge grasshoppers are the product of a experiment in radioactivity gone awry. Before the Army can neutralize the green monstrosities, Chicago has been besieged by the ravenous insects. Beginning of the End was one of two horror films produced by American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres; the other was The Unearthly (1957).

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grasshopper, giant, mutant, experiment, insects, monster, radiation, radioactivity, attack, infestation, investigation, rescue, pest-control