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606 - The Creeping Terror



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I can't help but feel like the monster in this movie started life as the director's five-year-old's drawing.


Michael Watt - 2 months ago
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This is so completely stupid it's hilarious. People this slow and stupid deserve to be eaten. The only person to escape the monsters attack was Dr. Bradford. He had survived an explosion minutes before, and he crawled away ! Got to love California in 1962. The CARS !, Beatle boots, and THE TWIST ! Amazing.


800 lb. gorilla - 3 months ago
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Ah, Cannabis!


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why in the hell are we supposed to think that Barney guy is some sort of sex god???


John Harms - about 5 years ago
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... So why is there a fight in the corner between two meatheads when there is a terrifying monster rampaging in the dance?!


Frankie DeMario - over 5 years ago
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Hands down! One of the most ridiculous looking creatures of MST3k


Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 5 years ago
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It's odd that with all the foliage trembling going on throughout the film, nobody made a "just shakin' the bush, boss" joke.


Kimono Dragon - almost 5 years ago
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This movie owes "Kitten with a Whip" a huge debt for keeping it from being the worst MST3K flick. Can we start a support group for all of us who have watched this? I'm so ashamed.


Jerome Montgomery II - over 4 years ago
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I realyy thought i've watched the worst of the worst but this is the mother of worst films.


StartSeeingBenMurphies - over 1 year ago
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Ah, so Gypsy is a lefty


big_Greg - 8 months ago
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Before MST3K (and way before being able to view films like these without buying them on VHS from Sinister Cinema for $17.95), I had become a B movie fanatic when a friend of mine gave me Michael Weldon's Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film for a birthday present. One lucky day I noticed that The Creeping Terror was being shown in the wee hours and so set the timer to record, which was actually quite complicated in those days. I missed about the first fifteen minutes, but it was truly an amazing morning watching a movie this bad; that dance sequence still stupefies. This is actually the first time I've seen it from the beginning; that title sequence is just too perfect.

You know, the title is personally apt for me since I've been addicted to these types of movies ever since. For me the only one that tops it in overall awfulness is "Mesa of Lost Women"; whoo-wee, if you think THIS soundtrack is annoying, you ain't heard nothin' yet!


Knox Harrington - 10 months ago
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This movie actually stumbles into a very effective sequence when the woman hanging up clothes is eaten by the monster, with the cut from her crying baby to the laundry flapping on the line. Unfortunately, that's the only glimmer of competence in this entire stinkburger.


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Ok...first...prior to being governor of Texas, and Dick Chaney's VP, George W. was obviously the Colonel in this movie...identical twins. Secondly, didn't Martin's wife get eaten out at the clothesline? So how is it that she is by his side at the end of the movie?


Veklorr Vigorr - 11 months ago
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This movie is only good in small doses ... whoof!


Veklorr Vigorr - 11 months ago
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09:35 - I love that the spaceship's door creaks when it opens. :D


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Why is the narrator telling us what the character say? Just have some freakin' dialogue, this isn't a book!


Zeitgeist Meister - about 1 year ago
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"23 skidoo"? How old are these teenagers?


Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - almost 3 years ago
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Did you catch the marker bit in the host segment with Mike's sound system?
Apparently in the 80's and early 90's audiophiles were convinced that drawing a counter around your CD with a *special* green marker made them sound better. Those markers were sold for around $40, and yes - they are no different than regular green markers.
Audiophiles can be a bit dense sometimes, I admit..


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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I didn't know Gypsy was left-handed.


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This movie is why "show, don't tell" was invented.


Big McLargehuge - almost 5 years ago
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So, is this just a city-wide example of humans with no functioning fight-or-flight response? If not, then how have any of these idiots survived on their own this long? They should have all drowned in the shower LONG before the monster showed up.


Kiri T. Unicorn - almost 5 years ago
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Oh yeah, an advanced-technology interstellar spaceship...full of bakelite knobs, analog meters, etc... Everything two monsters with NO HANDS need to fly to another planet!


David Lehman - over 1 year ago
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"thoughts, emotions, and pride..."

Um... Mr. Narrator? This is the fifties. Emotion doesn't exist in acting yet.


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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"you know this is how all teenagers see themselves".
I am happy to say that even in my worst moments I did not see myself as gross and awkward as that monster


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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Creeping, yes. Terror, not so much.


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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I always wonder what 'wild dancing young people' in these movies are actually dancing to. It usually looks like it's something much better than what is actually being played.


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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i love when the narrator goes rogue and starts talking about marriage.


Matthew Boyle - about 2 years ago
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Have to admit, the monster's constant...whatever it is doing, actually creeps me out a little. It just sounds weird.


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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This film is obviously the work of an auteur. What other horror film consists almost exclusively of narration and includes a folk hootenanny AND one of the most monotonous jazz dance songs imaginable? The French must adore it!


Joseph Hanlon - about 4 years ago
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This was the 1st episode I ever watched and I've loved this show ever since :3


now move it over there men!
Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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The "special team" needs an officer to direct them clearing obstacles out of the road? Oh brother...


Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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One of the least plausible things in the film is that the guy at Lover's Lane in the black car with the hipster phrases painted on it (apparently by a 5 year old) was actually able to find a girl to make out with.


Teri Gee - about 4 years ago
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I love the segment where Mike's just listening to the stereo. There's almost nothing happening and I love it. It just makes me smile. :)


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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As I write, I'm listening to Peter Noone singing Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter. I was a little disappointed that Crow did not say 'Kitty' in his usual excited chirp for poor David Banks and the rest of us... but Gypsy made up for it by playing her guitar left-handed.


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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The reason re: sound, from IMDB:According to 'Michael Sauter (I)' 's "The Worst Movies of All Time, Or: What Were They Thinking", the producer lost the original soundtrack in post-production. Unable to get all of the cast back together for dubbing, they were forced to record a narration and use surviving alternate takes to replace it. However, in one interview, William Thourlby indicated that the lack of soundtrack was a cost-savings measure, and that voices were to be dubbed later.


Joseph Ewing - about 4 years ago
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Was the "We push more logs before 9 am..." army joke also a subtle poop joke? Think about it, won't you?


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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1:05:25 Wow! There were actually people who "RAN" away from the monster!


David Pietrusza - over 5 years ago
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This movie is such a circus; all that's missing is a bear on a unicycle.


Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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The film's first big ACTION SCENE! - 0:14:48 to 0:14:54


Mitchell - over 2 years ago
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Love how the Colonel assures the scientist that his men "will not destroy the monster if they could avoid it." Then, as soon as the troops see it, they start shooting.
Well, except that the filmmaker apparently couldn't afford blanks.


Curtis Awful - over 2 years ago
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I actually watched this movie without mst3k before I saw this. It's actually funnier without their riffs.


Alex Stefanic - over 5 years ago
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So the director just filmed a bunch of random crap without sound and then narrated over it in post? GENIUS!


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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AKA- The Terror That Shouldn't Have Been Able To Catch Anyone!


Skip Veahman - over 4 years ago
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Plan 9 has nothing on this movie


Ray Garraty - over 3 years ago
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Holy mackerel. I hadn't seen this in years, and I somehow forgot what a steaming dog turd of a movie this is. This makes Manos look like The Godfather.


Mackenzie - over 2 years ago
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Just spent the last hour yelling "RUN" over and over! Slowest monster ever!


Leave Robert Denby Alone! - about 3 years ago
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There are several shots in this film which perfectly encapsulate Clinical Depression. Certain bits of dialogue do that, too. And the characters. And the sound. And the lightning. Just... the film, overall.


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Strange. I always thought they were a quartet - you know, Hamilton, Joe, Frank, and Reynolds?


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I can't believe MnTB didn't mention that the 'creature' in this film has the ability to transport it's massive bulk from somewhere out in the deserts of California to the inside of an awkward dance hall within the span of a single edit!


Daniel Dreibelbis - over 3 years ago
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"Oh my God, what is it?" Oh my God, it's Marilyn Quayle!


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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You get the feeling they shot the whole film then discovered the sound man had no idea what he was doing.


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Sweet Fanny Adams, but this hurts. Worse than Manos, worse than Fu Manchu, and worse than Monster A-Go-Go. Mike & Friends try, but I still can't manage more than one or two scenes a day. If there was one human being whose birth I could retroactively prevent, it would be the waste of oxygen responsible for this dung heap. Bleah!


NavySandman - almost 3 years ago
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The point of view of Helen Keller...


Showdax - about 3 years ago
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This was a rough movie! Between the apparent inability of the writers to come up with dialogue and the slowest -but apparently most paralyzingly horrifying- monster ever, I may agree with some of the other commentators that this is the worst movie they've ever watched! But the riffs and host segments were very funny!


Leave Robert Denby Alone! - about 3 years ago
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It was more like the Shuffling Terror.


Bender Rodriguez - over 3 years ago
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Video quality is so crisp! Love seeing all the detail of the SOL.


Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago
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a MUCH earlier Jabba the Hutt'esque/Blob/Jim Henson Workshop/ILM creature...

OR just a giant kick in the nads to those who have to watch this without riffs


Skip Veahman - over 4 years ago
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To think someone made this and thought it was good makes me want to kill myself for shame.


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daaaa-da-da-da-da-da


Mark Floyd - over 4 years ago
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Someone is making a documentary about this film and the crazy,misogynist,alcoholic,drug taking,wife beating nutjob who made and starred in it.Yes the deputy sheriff guy. They recreate the monster and scenes from the movie too! Link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQTmhHcqHxU check the other trailers too. Guy was far worse than any monster on film.


The humanity - over 3 years ago
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Oh good grief, the frequent jump cuts from the dancing hinder to the monster and back again over and over...


The humanity - over 3 years ago
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You've got to be multitasking and working on something else while this turkey plays. there's nothing redeeming about it, and the sound quality alone is enough to drive you crazy.


The moral of the story is...
Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Always carry a grenade in case of man-eating alien slugs.


Scott A. Taylor - over 4 years ago
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This movie is a riot .. a friggin' narrator to 'tell' us what's going on!!! BUHAHAHAHAHA!!! .. Classic!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Frank just got mangled. ...Now to see how many people understood that joke.


Sean Barry - over 3 years ago
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Aww man I want a Satellite of Love Flag!


NS - over 5 years ago
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Oh no, here comes the creeping terror! Stroll! Stroll for your lives!


starman 76 - over 3 years ago
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there's only one stage of grief in this town and it's acceptance


Atom Manhattan - over 3 years ago
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One of my favs, this episode is hilarious ^__^b


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - almost 4 years ago
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I think I have a cast-iron stomach for almost all "B" grade (or less, in this case) movies, but with out the riffs, there is no way I could watch this. Nope, no way.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Fascinating how all the dials on the alien space ship were faced with Arabic numerals.


Mallory Hinz - over 4 years ago
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I can't believe I kind of like this movie.


Cliff Beefpile - almost 5 years ago
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There isn't a riff during the dance hall sequence that doesn't crack me up.


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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Someone should definitely make "It Conquered The World vs The Creeping Terror"! It would probably only cost about eighty bucks.


Mark Floyd - over 4 years ago
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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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I like how at about 1:08:20 they clearly cut the film, then lost the light, so they had to shine a spotlight on the scene.


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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21:00 So I guess Bo just jumped in the General Lee and took off without his date.


Steve Hayes - over 4 years ago
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For a while, I was convinced the filmmakers didn't really care about the quality, because they were focused on pushing an ulterior agenda, like Red Scare Nationalism, or some sort of religious moral. But as the film crept along, and no messages came to the fore, an even more disturbing realization came over me: there was no ulterior agenda. They thought this qualified as an actual movie. The images move, I'll give them that.


Stephen - over 5 years ago
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This has to be the worst movie on an MST3k episode. Not even Manos is this bad. The narrator is explaining to us what the characters had said!


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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My goodness- this abomination would need a promotion to be an ipecac


j davis - about 5 years ago
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I think I want to go as the Creeping Terror for Halloween. I just need an old ratty blanket, some random spray painted washrags bunched up and walk around real slow-like. As the night goes on I can unroll more monstrous train of horror until I'm about ten feet long.


Scooter Atreides - almost 5 years ago
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Bad enough that anyone can easily outrun this thing at normal wallking speed: but as it has no limbs, hands, or other means of physical manipulation . So basically anyone behind a closed door is 100% safe--even if it's unlocked,


NS - over 5 years ago
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da-da-da-DA-dum... da-da-da-DA-dum... da-da-da-DA-dum... da-DA-da-DA-da-DA-da-da-da-DAAA-dum... da-DA-da-DA-da-DA-da-da-da-DAAA-dum...


Carl Schrier - over 5 years ago
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My brain is hurting, I.Q. lowering in a creeping kind of way.