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Attack of the Giant Leeches

1959 1h 2m Horror List
70% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 18% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
A bartender sends his wife (Yvette Vickers) and her lover (Michael Emmet) into a swamp where large smart leeches lurk. Read More Read Less

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Fernando F. Croce CinePassion A pungent little fable with a Rimbaudian side Jul 1, 2012 Full Review Rob Humanick This particular monster opus is a fling equivalent, spontaneous and brisk and giddy. Sometimes, we all can use a one night stand. Rated: 3/5 Oct 25, 2011 Full Review Steve Crum Good, solid horror shlock from the '50s. Rated: 3/5 Mar 8, 2008 Full Review Jake Euker F5 (Wichita, KS) Rated: 3/5 Feb 18, 2007 Full Review Rob Thomas Capital Times (Madison, WI) "Attack of the Glad Bags" might be more accurate. Rated: 0/5 Jan 19, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 19, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Monsol E I love monster movies, but this is as flat as they come. A bunch of otter-poaching hicks have fallen prey to man-sized leeches...[that kinda look like octopi, and were possibly born from rocket-waste]..and now a game warden has to find what's killing all the rednecks...until he doesn't feel like it anymore at least. So, this movie's biggest issue is the characters... "But who pays attention to characters in a schlock monster flick?" I hear you say...but you can't avoid them here, as the monsters don't actually do much...most of the movie is just "Good ol' suthun boi's", drinkin' an' poachin an' fightin' over who gets the well-used one is likeable or engaging...not even the game warden, who's so by-the-book that he'll arrest his girlfriend's dad for trying to kill the monster in an "ecologically-threatening" way...everyone SUCKS. Unfortunately the leeches don't make up for it. You never get a really good look at them, so I don't know how good the costumes were. They just pop up, grab one or two people, and disappear to drain em for a while...until ultimately they're bested by plain ol' TNT. Check this out if you're a die-hard 50s monster enjoyer...but it's kinda lousy. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/27/23 Full Review Elvis D Una típica cinta de serie B de los años 50 que, si bien, no es muy buena película, al menos es algo entretenida. Tiene actores simples de aquel entonces, algunos muy recurrentes en las películas de Roger Corman. Una historia algo boba, pero es una hora de entretenimiento por lo muy barata que es. Es una simple película hecha con muy pocos recursos y hasta se nota que las sanguijuelas son hombres con disfraces, pero como toda película de Corman, tiene algo de frescura y hasta una idea descabellada que la hace algo atractiva e interesante. Un film malo que termina siendo bueno. Mi nota para este film es un 7/10. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/11/23 Full Review j m It's not as bad as I expected. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review william k Skid-row monster movie is pretty bad, but has some creepy atmosphere and the creatures are hilarious. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Yvette Vickers was wonderful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review stu b Giant leeches make nasty creatures (or critters, given this schlockfest's Southern-fried locale). When townsfolk start disappearing in a Florida swamp, it turns out that the culprits are a pair of monstrous leeches, who deposit their victims in an underwater cavern and keep'em till they've been sucked bone-dry. Another early five-and-dimer from co-producer Roger Corman (Bernard L. Kowalski directed) with only marginally good acting, unexciting cinematography (the swamp looks good, though), and a pair of truly horrible-looking beasties that wouldn't pass muster at a cut-rate comic-con. Its one saving grace: an odd little love triangle featuring an Oliver Hardy lookalike, his "Baby Doll" wife, and her sniveling lover. Actually, make that two saving graces: at sixty minutes, it doesn't give you much of a chance to get bored, either. Seen better, but also seen worse. Recommended, mostly for laughs, but just barely. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/17/19 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A bartender sends his wife (Yvette Vickers) and her lover (Michael Emmet) into a swamp where large smart leeches lurk.
Bernard L. Kowalski
Gene Corman
Production Co
American International Pictures (AIP)
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 6, 2015
1h 2m