Big Screen Classics

IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA

Director Robert Gordon
Year 1955
Starring Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis
Run Time 79min
Age Policy

Guests under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Winchester screening of IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA will be introduced live by MR. LOBO.

 

Mr. Lobo is the host of the late night movie program CINEMA INSOMNIA--a cult sensation for 12 years and counting and stars as CRISWELL in the upcoming film PLAN 9. Nationally syndicated on AMGTV affiliates and now via ZOM-BEE TV on ROKU devices, he lords over late night slumber party fun with his patented blend of humor and satire.  He proves that "They're not Bad Movies--Just Misunderstood." Mr. Lobo presents a LIVE preshow at ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE with audience participation, background on the film, comedy, and prizes.  Find out more about Mr. Lobo at CinemaInsomnia.com

The “Creature Features” of the 50s featured a mess of similar uninspired product. Some are still a lot of fun to go back and revisit. Some are actually really great. And some are IT

The late special effects god Ray Harryhausen used his craft to make sure IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA did not just floundered away into the abyss of forgettable 50s horror. The budget was low and the story was contrived, but it’s the execution, especially from Harryhausen, that sets IT apart.

Harryhausen’s stop motion animation births a genuinely terrifying giant Octopus that tries to take down no less than Golden Gate Bridge.

He made have made more technically impressive achievement with CLASH OF THE TITANS, THE SEVEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD and EARTH VS. FLYING SAUCERS, but it’s the combination of his expertise housed in an unabashed B movie premise that makes this film work in original and entertaining ways. Don’t miss IT!!  (R.J. LaForce)

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