Cast and Crew: Charles B. Griffith (Script); Mel Welles
What It’s About: When scientists studying the effects of nuclear testing on an island disappear, a new expedition arrives to investigate-and discovers hideous, intelligent, giant crabs. Can the scientists defeat the Crab Monsters, or will they become the Crab Monsters next meal?
Why Watch it Today?: Today is the last day of the Cancer Zodiac sign. Let’s celebrate with one of Roger Corman’s most enjoyable cheapies, which features all the requisite ingredients for a “so bad its good” B-movie crab cake: cheap, overly ambitious special effects; incredibly awful science; jaw dropping stilted dialog delivered by wooden actors (“Harken to all things metal!”); nuclear anxiety; and a soon to be famous actor (Russell Johnson, who played the Professor on Gilligan’s Island)
Where to Get It: Available on Amazon and YouTube: