The Black Scorpion

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The Black Scorpion (1957, USA/Mexico) is a Sci-Fi-Thriller. After a volcano erupts south of the border, people and animals begin inexplicably dying. Earth scientists Hank (Richard Denning) and Arturo (Carlos Rivas) travel to the small town of San Lorenzo, Mexico to investigate. They soon discover that the eruption cracked open an underground cave that contained hordes of giant prehistoric insects, including the scorpions that have been responsible for the killings. Soon, Hank and Arturo come up with a plan to take these monsters down once and for all.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1957 | B & W
  • Running time: 88 minutes
  • Production Co: Amex Productions | Frank Melford-Jack Dietz Productions
  • Distribution Co: Warner Bros.
  • Directed by Edward Ludwig
  • Written by Robert Blees, David Duncan
  • Starring Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro
  • Music by Paul Sawtell
  • Cinematography by Lionel Lindon
  • Edited by Richard L. Van Enger
  • Produced by Jack Dietz, Frank Melford

Taglines

  • DON'T BE ASHAMED TO SCREAM - IT HELPS TO RELIEVE THE TENSION
  • We defy you not to get a genuine case of the horrors when you see "The Black Scorpion"!
  • Every horror you've seen on the screen grows pale beside the horror of "THE BLACK SCORPION"
  • SHOWN UNCUT! Every terror exactly as filmed!
  • NOTE: The management reserves the right to put up the lights any time the audience becomes too emotionally disturbed!
  • We urge you not to panic or bolt from your seats!
  • HE GET YOU SCARED STIFF! (original print ad - all caps)
  • SHOWN UNCUT! ALL ITS HORROR EXACTLY AS FILMED! (original print ad - all caps)
  • THE HIDEOUS INHUMAN BEING THAT DEFIED EVERY LAW OF NATURE! (original print ad - all caps)
  • EARTHQUAKE RELEASES NEW MONSTER HORROR! (original print ad - all caps)
  • Out of the volcano they come...
  • The management reserves the right to put up the lights any time the audience becomes too emotionally disturbed. We urge you not to panic or bolt from your seats.
  • Every Horror You've Seen on the Screen Grows Pale Beside the Horror of THE BLACK SCORPION!
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