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The Night the World Exploded

1957 1h 5m Sci-Fi List
Reviews 36% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Earthquake experts (Kathryn Grant, William Leslie, Tristram Coffin) find trouble at the core, something shaky called E-112. Read More Read Less

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Phil S More intelligent scifi than the drivel made nowadays with all the CGI and bad plots. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/03/23 Full Review Daniel S The original 2012, loved it, watched a lot of these after school eating PB'js in the 60's on rainy days Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/10/22 Full Review dan b its so old its like a comedy I look how much the world has changed Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Very small Blobbo and friend see on double bill with Giant Claw. Afterwards, silly friend say Giant Claw better. Young blob - with superior taste - prefer this one. (Rating from 6 year old self, not now self.) (Now self still say - meh, pass time on lazy Sunday afternoon, and young Kathryn Grant pretty easy on eyes.) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The usual zero budget nonsense, this time the McGuffin is a strange rock that grows and heats up before exploding. What I love about these schlocky horrors is how s-l-o-w-l-y people move, even when the clock is counting down. There's always just enough time to talk at some length about why x = y. Anyway, there's a lot of library footage of natural disasters to bolster the rudimentary model work, and the acting isn't as bad as in some similar mid-fifties entries, although the chiselled hero is pretty stolid. Instantly forgettable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The short run time helps this otherwise slow paced forgettable disaster/sci-fi flick. Of course, the word never explodes. The characters are decent, but nothing interesting. The ending is unsatisfying, if only for a more dramatic conclusion. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Earthquake experts (Kathryn Grant, William Leslie, Tristram Coffin) find trouble at the core, something shaky called E-112.
Director
Fred F. Sears
Producer
Sam Katzman
Screenwriter
Jack Natteford, Luci Ward
Production Co
Clover Productions
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 5m
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