Attack of the Giant Leeches

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"Massive Blood Sucking Monsters!"
  • Approved
  • 1959
  • 1 hr 2 min
  • 3.7  (4,807)

Attack of the Giant Leeches is a black and white B-movie from 1959 that tells the story of a small isolated community in the swamplands of Florida, which is terrorized by enormous bloodthirsty leeches. The movie opens with one of the local residents, Dave Walker, being attacked by the giant leeches while he is out hunting in the swamp. Walker's wife Liz is understandably worried when Dave fails to return home, and she sets out to search for him with the help of local game warden Steve Benton.

Meanwhile, a group of men from the nearby town are suspicious of what they believe to be a group of lights coming from the swamp. They set out to investigate the source of the lights armed with guns and dynamite, but they are soon faced with the horror of the giant leeches themselves.

The community is thrown into panic when it becomes clear that the giant leeches are not only real but also have a taste for human blood. The people of the town must band together to defeat the monstrous creatures before they strike again.

The movie's protagonists are Steve Benton and his girlfriend Nan Grayson, who is also the ex-girlfriend of Dave Walker. Benton and Grayson are initially skeptical about the existence of the giant leeches, but they become convinced of their existence after a series of unsettling encounters.

The film's acting is somewhat hammy, and the dialogue is often stilted and unconvincing. However, this only adds to the charm of the movie, which is a classic example of the B-movie horror genre.

The special effects, which were achieved using puppetry and underwater photography, are surprisingly effective for a low-budget film. The leeches themselves are suitably grotesque and menacing, and their slimy tentacles and gaping mouths are sure to send a chill down the spine.

Despite its flaws, Attack of the Giant Leeches is a fun and entertaining horror movie that is sure to delight fans of the genre. Its combination of monster-movie thrills and swampy atmosphere makes it a cult classic that has stood the test of time.

Overall, Attack of the Giant Leeches is a must-see for anyone who enjoys classic horror movies. It may not be high art, but it is an enjoyable romp through the world of B-movie horror that will leave you feeling both scared and entertained.

Attack of the Giant Leeches is a 1959 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 2 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.7.

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    3.7  (4,807)