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The Monolith Monsters (1957)
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07.21.09

The Monolith Monsters (1957) A strange black meteor crashes near the town of San Angelo and litters the countryside with fragments. When a storm exposes these fragments to water, they grow into skyscraper-sized monoliths which then topple and shatter into thousands of pieces that grow into monoliths themselves and repeat the process. Any humans in the way are crushed or turned into human statues. The citizens of San Angelo desperately try to save themselves and the world from the spreading doom.

Movie Tagline:
Mammoth skyscrapers of stone thundering across the earth!

Also Known As:
Monolith

Title: Monolith Monsters, The
Release Date: December , 1957
Runtime: 77 mins
Genre: Sci-Fi
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M

MPAA Rating: Approved

Director(s):
John Sherwood

Cast:
Lola Albright ...Cathy Barrett
Grant Williams ...Dave Miller
Les Tremayne ...Martin Cochrane
Trevor Bardette ...Prof. Arthur Flanders
Phil Harvey ...Ben Gilbert
William Flaherty ...Chief Dan Corey
Harry Jackson ...Dr. Steve Hendricks
Richard H. Cutting ...Dr. E.J. Reynolds
Linda Scheley ...Ginny Simpson
Dean Cromer ...Highway Patrolman
Steve Darrell ...Joe Higgins
Troy Donahue ...Hank Jackson, man at dam
Paul Frees ...Narrator (voice)
Paul Petersen ...Bobby, paperboy
William Schallert ...Weatherman

Producer(s):
Howard Christie

Writer(s):
Norman Jolley
Robert M. Fresco
Jack Arnold
Robert M. Fresco

Composer(s):
Irving Gertz
Henry Mancini
Herman Stein




More Movie Taglines:
  • Mammoth skyscrapers of stone thundering across the earth!
  • The most startling science fiction concept ever brought to the screen!
  • Now The Amazing Monolith Monsters Reveal Powers Shocking Beyond Belief!
  • From Outer Space They Came
  • Meteor Borne, Meteor Strange!
  • Stranger Than Anything Science Had Ever Discovered As Thrill Crowds Upon Thrill!
  • THIS WAS THE DAY THE MONOLITH MONSTERS ATTACKED THE EARTH! (original print ad
  • all caps)
Movie Quote(s):
  • [first lines] Narrator: From time immemorial the Earth has been bombarded by objects from outer space. Bits and pieces of the Universe piercing our atmosphere in an invasion that never ends. Meteor, the shooting stars on which so many earthly wishes have been born! Of the thousands that plummet toward us, the greater part are destroyed in a firey flash as they strike the layers of the air that encircle us. Only a small percentage survives. Most of those fall into the water which covers two-thirds of our world. But from time to time from the beginning of time a very few meteors have struck the crust of the Earth and formed craters - craters of all sizes sought after, poured over by scientists of all nations for the priceless knowledge buried within them. In every moment of every day they come from planets belonging to stars whose dying light is too far away to be seen. From infinity they come. Meteors! Another strange calling card from the limitless regions of space - its substance unknown, its secrets unexplored. The meteor lies dormant in the night - waiting!
  • Martin Cochrane: The desert's full of things that don't belong. Take the salt here. Used to be an ocean bed. Now that ocean knew that the middle of a desert was a pretty silly place for it to be, so it just dried up and went away.
  • Prof. Arthur Flanders: Dave, if it is a meteorite, the chances are it's been hurtling around our universe for a good many centuries. The answer to your question lies buried in those centuries. We'll just have to dig for it.
  • Prof. Arthur Flanders: You've got to remember, Dave, when this hit our atmosphere, it burned at such a fantastic temperature, that its metal-bearing compounds could have been altered - left ready to activate, to grow!
  • Prof. Arthur Flanders: No telling what went on inside of it. It's been gathering the secrets of time and space for billions of years. Dave Miller: Billions of years? And how long have we to unlock its most important secrets? Three hours or three minutes?
Movie Trivia:
  • Universal Pictures released this film on a double feature with Love Slaves of the Amazons (1957).
  • The meteor crash is footage of the spaceship crash from _It Came From Outer Space (1953)_ which Universal produced four years earlier.
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