It Came from Beneath the Sea
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It Came From Beneath the Sea was the first of several fruitful collaborations between producer Charles H. Schneer and special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. "It" is a giant, six-tentacled octopus, which is galvanized into action by an H-bomb test. Worse still, the monster is highly radioactive, rendering useless the normal means of defense against it. Scientists Donald Curtis and Faith Domergue team with atomic-submarine commander Kenneth Tobey to halt the creature's progress before it begins to attack major coastal cities. Alas, the monster manages to reach San Francisco,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"Given the number of movies like this that DIDN'T pay off with such a top-notch monster, it is easier to forgive the various narrative, cinematic, and psychological failings."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Classic low-budget (catch the five tentacled octopus) sci-fi flick"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Harryhausen wasn't yet on top of his game, but the special effects still were the feeble film's best feature."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Of course, in perspective it's all a fun kind of bad and any Cahiers du Cinema critique dissolves on contact."
‑ Mark Bourne,
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