Cast & Crew
Argyle Nelson Jr.
Argyle Nelson Jr.
A spaceship carrying two creatures from outer space lands in a desert area of the western United States. Scientists and military officers approach the site with cameras, planning to transmit information about the invaders to closed-circuit television receivers. One of the monsters escapes from the craft and later emerges from Lake Tahoe; it then eats a series of victims, including a man and his grandson who are fishing, some teenagers having a party on the beach, a chorus girl at Harrah's Club, and patrons at a drive-in movie, before the Army finally blows it apart with a bazooka. One of the scientists rushes back to the spaceship and succeeds in killing the surviving monster with a flamethrower, but not before the victims have been analyzed and their knowledge transmitted by the monsters back to their planet.
"Bobby...Bah-bee...Bobby...BAH-BEEE!!!!"- Fat Grandfather
Barney and Martin had been bachelor buddies for years. But now that Martin was settling down to marriage, they were slowly drifting apart. Barney, naturally, was still dating all the girls in town, and he couldn't understand why Brett and Martin didn't pal around with him more than they did. He couldn't comprehend that married life brought with it not only new problems and duties, but the necessary togetherness of husband and wife as well. Despite Brett's most tactful considerations, such as inviting him over to dinner quite often, Barney was growing resentful of her, or at least she felt that he was. Since time began this change in relationships probably happened to all buddies in similar circumstances. Life has its way of making boys grow up, and with marriage, Martin's time had come. His life was now Brett, a life that he thoroughly enjoyed.- The Narrator
The Sergeant, a shaken man, returned babbling about what had happened. Realizing the full danger of the situation, decided he had only one means left to stop the monster: Grenades. Now Bradford made a drastic move. Acting on his superior authority, he forbade Caldwell to destroy the creature. The Colonel, more concerned with saving human lives than advancing Science, told Bradford to "Go to Hell."- The Narrator
He slowly asked Bradford what was in store for humanity. Bradford was pessimistic, but implied that maybe all was not lost. After all, he told him, the vastness of the universe was incredible. If these monsters had come from its outer limits, their home might even no longer exist. Or if they do come again, perhaps Man will have advanced enough to cope with them, and those that made them. Only God knows for sure, were Bradford's last words to anyone on this Earth.- The Narrator
Brett is his and he feels no man could ask for more. Now, without warning, their honeymoon was to become a nightmare.- The Narrator
Art Nelson convinced several investors that he was making a big budget horror film and appeased them by offering them small parts for the price of a few hundred dollars each, in exchange for a share in the profits. (This explains why so many people are eaten by the creature to allow the investors their moment of glory.) Just before the film's release, Nelson vanished with a few lawsuits hanging over him, and he hasn't been heard from since.
Entire film is narrated because, while filming a scene on Lake Tahoe, Nevada, director Art Nelson accidentally knocked the sound recording equipment into the lake. There wasn't enough money in the budget to replace it, so Nelson narrated the movie himself in postproduction.
Location scenes filmed at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Also known as The Crawling Monster.