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The Black Scorpion (1957)
Horror Movies & Sci-Fi Movies Database
09.09.09

The Black Scorpion (1957) Giant scorpions demolish Mexico City. They have been released from underground caverns by a series of volcanic eruptions, and it's up to Hank, an American geologist to stop them.

Movie Tagline:
DON'T BE ASHAMED TO SCREAM

Title: Black Scorpion, The
Release Date: October 11, 1957
Runtime: 88 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 4.2
Brimstone Pit Rating: 5.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B

MPAA Rating: Approved

Director(s):
Edward Ludwig

Cast:
Richard Denning ...Hank Scott
Mara Corday ...Teresa Alvarez
Carlos Rivas ...Artur Ramos
Mario Navarro ...Juanito
Carlos Muzquiz ...Dr. Velazco
Pascual Garcia Pena ...Jose de la Cruz
Fanny Schiller ...Florentina
Pedro Galvan ...Father Delgado
Arturo Martinez ...Major Cosio

Producer(s):
Jack Dietz
Frank Melford

Writer(s):
Robert Blees
David Duncan
Paul yawitz

Composer(s):
Paul Sawtell




Trailer(s):
The Black Scorpion Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • DON'T BE ASHAMED TO SCREAM
  • IT HELPS TO RELIEVE THE TENSION
  • We defy you not to get a genuine case of the horrors when you see "The Black Scorpion"!
  • We urge you not to panic or bolt from your seats!
  • NOTE: The management reserves the right to put up the lights any time the audience becomes too emotionally disturbed!
  • SHOWN UNCUT! Every terror exactly as filmed!
  • Every horror you've seen on the screen grows pale beside the horror of "THE BLACK SCORPION"
  • SHOWN UNCUT! ALL ITS HORROR EXACTLY AS FILMED! (original print ad
  • all caps)
  • HE GET YOU SCARED STIFF! (original print ad
  • all caps)
  • EARTHQUAKE RELEASES NEW MONSTER HORROR! (original print ad
  • all caps)
  • Out of the volcano they come...
  • THE HIDEOUS INHUMAN BEING THAT DEFIED EVERY LAW OF NATURE! (original print ad
  • all caps)
  • The management reserves the right to put up the lights any time the audience becomes too emotionally disturbed. We urge you not to panic or bolt from your seats.
  • Every Horror You've Seen on the Screen Grows Pale Beside the Horror of THE BLACK SCORPION!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Hank Scott: [after hearing an onimous noise] Ordinarily I've got nothing against moonlight nights, but I'll be glad to get by this one.
  • Hank Scott: [in a laboratory] One question, doctor... Dr. Velazco: I hope I can answer it. Hank Scott: Well, the alcohol, the distilled water, the salt solution - I can uderstand that, but what's the tequila for? Dr. Velazco: Well, in your country I believe they call it a coffee break.
  • Hank Scott: [after watching two scorpions fight] That's how they kill each other - that weak spot in the throat! Artur Ramos: It must be it!
  • Teresa Alvarez: Caviar? Aren't you overdoing it a bit, Hank? Hank Scott: Well, I've got to make an impression on you in 48 hours that'll last for two months. What's the matter, don't you like caviar? Teresa Alvarez: Oh, I love it, but, I must say, I could never understand why it's so expensive! Hank Scott: Well, it's a whole year's work for a sturgeon.
  • Hank Scott: [to the peons in the village as he and Ramos pull into the rural town in their jeep] We're from Mexico City! I say, we're from Mexico City! We're scientists! Is the mayor here?
Movie Trivia:
  • The producers ran out of money during production, so the special effect of the scorpion attacking Mexico City is actually an empty travelling matte.
  • The sounds of the scorpions are the same sounds as the ant chirps in Them! (1954).
  • The trapdoor spider that attacks Juanito in the scorpions' underground home is one of the original models left over from the famous deleted spider sequence in King Kong (1933)
  • Many of the screams heard are stock sound effects that can also be heard in many Republic movie serials.
  • That giant worm with the "octopus-like arms" seen in this film is a prop from the unused spider pit sequence from the original King Kong (1933).
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Keywords:
Mexico City, Scorpion, Mexico, Geologist, Cavern  ...[more]


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