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If there’s such a thing as “a typical Roger Corman film”, this might well be it: a low budget, a game cast, a clever concept, and some ludicrously adorable monsters.

ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS (1957)

Following the disappearance of a team of scientists from a small Pacific island, where they were investigating the effects of nuclear fall-out, a second team arrives to find no clue to their predecessors’ fate, beyond some mysterious notes in a journal. But as gruesome accident piles on top of gruesome accident, the researchers realise that a terrible force has been unleashed on the island – a force intent on revenging itself upon any human being who ever tied on a bib and went for the finger bowl…

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