Attack of the Crab Monsters
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Irradiated Giant Crabs Eat Scientists' Brains on Pacific Atoll. Is this a headline for a popular tabloid? No. But it is the basic premise of this low-budget but chilling Roger Corman horror outing.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 10, 1957
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Some delightfully campy idiocy typical of the genre, with that extra spin of dazzling showmanship that separated Corman from all of his peers.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A truly weird, even surreal film that offers more evidence that dehumanization -- whether by mutation, takeover, identity transference, transformation or insanity -- is Corman's great theme...

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Rob Humanick

Smarter than you'd be right in expecting a movie called Attack of the Crab Monsters to be, and this is in part because the crabs themselves are that much smarter, too.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a bizarre entry in the post-atomic giant creature features with a twist of ghost story.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Bear in mind we're talking about giant mutant telepathic crabs bent on world domination.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A minor cult film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Yes you read it correctly, we are really plumbing the B-movie depths here with this little beauty. Attack of the crab monsters huh, just when you thought they… More
Bruce Bruce
Was really great to see this movie come out on DVD. I remember seeing this when I was growing up on Long Island. As a teen I used to enjoy going down to local… More
Christopher Heim
For a second-rate creature feature, "Attack of the Crab Monsters" manages to be a decently entertaining watch if viewed on a lazy afternoon. The… More