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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Starring: Paul Christian, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway

Writer: Fred Freiberger/Eugene Lourie/Louis Morheim/Robert Smith

Director: Eugene Lourie

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is one of the godfathers of the monster movie genre. Released in 1953, its popularity in Japan directly influenced the creation of Godzilla. Couple that with a Ray Harryhausen created monster as well as my love of monster movies and you’ve got one very interested viewer. How does it stack up? Outside of some issues due to aging (mostly the effects) and some of the acting, it is actually a pretty good movie even to this day.

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