The Beast from 20,000 FathomsNear the Arctic Circle researchers detonate a nuclear device and unwittingly thaw a prehistoric beast frozen for millions of years. The beast begins to wreak a path of destruction as it travels southward, eventually arriving at its ancient spawning grounds, which includes New York City.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms"Eugène LouriéBirthdate: 8 April 1903, Kharkov, Russian Empire [now Kharkiv, Ukraine]
Creators of "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms"Lou MorheimBirthdate: 25 March 1922, The Bronx, New York, USAFred FreibergerBirthdate: 19 February 1915, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms"New York TimesOctober 31, 2006
Despite more than a suspicion of palaver, it generates a fair portion of interest and climactic excitement ...Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
Freed from the Arctic ice by atomic blasts, one of Ray Harryhausen's most loveable prehistoric beasts trundles down the US coast to stomp New York ...Empire MagazineApril 29, 2014
This 50s bis Beastie movie is still a romp despite obviously dated effects.Antagony & EcstasyMay 18, 2013
Clumsy in some very key ways at the script level, it's nevertheless an exemplary B-picture.Suite101.comSeptember 30, 2011
The third act - a rampage through New York comprised of stop-motion, miniatures, rear projection and other layering processes - ensures that all was worthwhile.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 13, 2010
Lovable bad sci-fi film that overcomes its slight story and flat acting with wonderful cheesy special effects.CinePassionNovember 15, 2009
Visionary from beginning to endESplatterAugust 26, 2008
...admirably stands the test of time. Despite its financial restrictions, it is a solid effort that works on all levels. Not a masterpiece, perhaps, but definitely a classic of its genre...DVDJournal.comApril 06, 2006
This enjoyable 'B' oldie is noteworthy not just for establishing a template for the Atomic Age Behemoth flicks that followed.Movie MetropolisOctober 19, 2003
Frankly, I was rooting for the monster.... Watching the beast eat a roller-coaster was especially satisfying.Film4May 24, 2003
The tricks are still pretty clever.
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