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HORROR OF PARTY BEACH (1964)


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#1 johnm001

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:21 PM

Oh my god! I saw this as part of a family outing way back in 1964! I practically lived in a movie theater, but I rarely went to see a film, with the entire family, although both my parents were fairly major film buffs. For some reason that I cannot recall, the whole family went to a movie outing, 2 weeks in a row. One week we all went to see *The Unsinkable Molly Brown*, in its road show presentation. The following week, the entire family went to one of our neighborhood theaters to see a double-feature of *The Curse of the Living Corpse* and *The Horror of Party Beach*. I remember it as one of the best times I ever had at a movie theater. *Living Corpse* was fairly entertaining and I recall it being somewhat daring for its time. I never saw it again, that I can recall. We laughed and laughed throughout all of *The Horror of Party Beach*. We just loved it. For years, if it aired on television, we would all try to gather together to watch it. The MST3K edition is sublime!

#2 Bronxgirl48

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:30 PM

Eulabelle saves the day!

#3 scsu1975

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:55 AM

> {quote:title=nightwalker wrote:}{quote}
> It's the voo-doo, I tells ya! It's the voo-doo!

Now go do
that voodoo
that you do
so well.

I'm a big boy.


#4 nightwalker

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:07 AM

> {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote}
> What I don't get is how a skeleton on the bottom of the ocean can get infused with toxic waste and become Sydney Greenstreet.
>
> I mean, we don't associate "skeleton" and Sydney Greenstreet in the same sentence.

It's the voo-doo, I tells ya! It's the voo-doo!

#5 MissGoddess

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:57 PM

> {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote}
> What I don't get is how a skeleton on the bottom of the ocean can get infused with toxic waste and become Sydney Greenstreet.
>
> I mean, we don't associate "skeleton" and Sydney Greenstreet in the same sentence.
>


Ha haaaa!! That part had me completely puzzled, too. I mean, I thought to begin with only living things mutated.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:38 PM

I love Servo's (or was it Crows?) comments when the creatures are coming out of the ocean: "Look, it's the British royal family".

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:35 PM

What I don't get is how a skeleton on the bottom of the ocean can get infused with toxic waste and become Sydney Greenstreet.

I mean, we don't associate "skeleton" and Sydney Greenstreet in the same sentence.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 06:28 PM

> {quote:title=scsu1975 wrote:}{quote}
> > {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote}
> > I love "The Zombie Stomp".
>
> imdb.com says the working title of the film was "Invasion of the Zombies," so that could explain the song. But it doesn't explain the film.


Maybe they just couldn't get any self-respecting Zombie to appear in the film and got stuck with
Sydney Greenstreet's stand-in. I sometimes wonder if those producer guys just dug up costumes and built movie ideas around them?

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:50 PM

> {quote:title=scsu1975 wrote:}{quote}
> imdb.com says the working title of the film was "Invasion of the Zombies," so that could explain the song. But it doesn't explain the film.

I don't know that anything could really explain the film! ;)

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:37 PM

> {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote}
> I love "The Zombie Stomp".

imdb.com says the working title of the film was "Invasion of the Zombies," so that could explain the song. But it doesn't explain the film.

I'm a big boy.


#11 Bronxgirl48

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:28 PM

heeheehee -- I'm not sure. I might just have to see this all over again.

I love "The Zombie Stomp".

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:24 PM

> {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote}
> Wait till you see all the gyrating, "creative" dances going on at Party Beach. No wonder the monsters (there's more than one!) go for the kill.
>
> And, heaven help me, but I actually liked the music. (from the Del-Aires)

Did the "Leader of the Pack" look like Henry Brandon to you? And who was that skinny guy on the beach, during the fight scene, who delivers a roundhouse kick to somebody's face after being catapulted off another guy's hands? For a moment, I thought the late wrestler Argentina Rocca was making a cameo appearance.

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#13 Bronxgirl48

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:06 PM

Wait till you see all the gyrating, "creative" dances going on at Party Beach. No wonder the monsters (there's more than one!) go for the kill.

And, heaven help me, but I actually liked the music. (from the Del-Aires)

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:04 PM

Ha! I wonder if Rod used the Method technique for those scenes.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:22 PM

> {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote}
> Wow, looks like there was an infestation and a "horror party" I missed. Sorry, Rich---you can blame me. Bronxie and I are just so beloved, as you can see....I think we should film it, in fact. What do you say, Lady B? Or is it too incredible even for a B-movie plot?

Yes, Goddess, I'm afraid even Ripley would shake his head in disbelief.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:20 PM

> {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote}
> > {quote:title=Kid_Dabb wrote:}{quote}
> >
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> Cool link, Kid! Thanks for posting. I remember watching the first one when it opened in theaters, probably one of the first horror flicks I watched in a theater.
>
> And whatever happened to Margot Kidder?
>
> Getting back to Horror of Party Beach, it's been a long time since I watched it but still have fond memories of it. I would love to get the DVD and watch it again real soon.


I see this original post was edited to include the last paragraph.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:59 AM

Wow, looks like there was an infestation and a "horror party" I missed. Sorry, Rich---you can blame me. Bronxie and I are just so beloved, as you can see....I think we should film it, in fact. What do you say, Lady B? Or is it too incredible even for a B-movie plot?

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:30 AM

Please chime in on HORROR OF PARTY BEACH, if you've seen it.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 03:28 AM

Maybe our school needs an exorcist.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:18 AM

> {quote:title=Kid_Dabb wrote:}{quote}
>

Cool link, Kid! Thanks for posting. I remember watching the first one when it opened in theaters, probably one of the first horror flicks I watched in a theater.

And whatever happened to Margot Kidder?

Getting back to Horror of Party Beach, it's been a long time since I watched it but still have fond memories of it. I would love to get the DVD and watch it again real soon.




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