Attack of the Crab Monsters is the 1957 B-movie directed by Roger Corman. A group of scientists come to a remote island assisted by the Navy. Their job is to find out what happened to the last expedition. People start getting killed by giant crabs as soon as they set foot on the island. Some of them have been lured by the “voices” of their missing comrades. It turns out that the crabs have gained intelligence by absorbing their victims who become loyal servants. Can the rest of the expedition survive?
Even if the viewer thinks that the crab monsters look silly, it is actually not a bad movie. It’s surprisingly violent for a 1950’s flick, although you don’t see much blood. The creatures are unique, since they have the ability to gain their victim’s intellect. Whether the human actually becomes a part of the crab monster or it’s merely the creature mimicking their voice is left up to the viewer. The story is decent and is a good excuse plot for the monsters. Honolulu B-movie fans should watch this movie.
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