The Monster That Challenged the World
The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

In this horror film, an underwater earthquake in the Sargasso Sea yields up the eggs of a long-extinct sea monster. Once hatched, the monster's offspring sustain themselves by sucking the life forces of various unlucky human land… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Giant mollusks as monsters? It sounds like perfect MST3K fodder, but the truth is that The Monster That Challenged the World is a fairly nifty '50s treat, with an intelligent script and decent effects (more so given its low budget).

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Agreeable sci-fi flick with unusual monster and location.

Douglas Pratt

As Fifties monster movies go, the 1957 production isn't bad. There are a couple of good shock cuts, a special attention paid to idiosyncratic supporting players, and the usual mix of romance, military efficiency and doomed teenagers.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An enjoyable but poorly made monster film that should satisfy those whose expectations are low.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Agreeable retro nonsense.

Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Yep back in the 50's (or more specifically 1957 it seems) they made horror chillers using every kind of bug they could think of, not even the simple… More
Francisco Godinho
Not the smartest monster flick of the 50s but an enjoyable ride nontheless. Plays like what you expect it to be but the creature itself is surprisingly creepy… More