The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Eugène Lourié directs Paul Christian, Paula Raymond and Cecil Kellaway in this monster on the rampage movie.

We went to the Scottish Museum of Modern Art’s excellent Ray Harryhausen exhibition last weekend so it only seemed right we should watch one of of his special effects classics. A solid progenitor of Godzilla, this proves pretty standard sci-fi stuff until those final twenty minutes when a stop motion giant lizard is non-stop rollicking through New York. Lee Van Cleef pops up in the rollercoaster finale as the best sniper shot on the force.


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