Friday, May 23, 2014

The Killer Shrews (1959)

How bad is it? It has some of the silliest monster special effects.
Should you see it? Yes.

A scientist creates giant shrews, known for needing to eat almost continuously. They're played by dogs with added hair and long fangs. The climactic scene, where the heroes escape by walking in a crouch, while in a flotilla of turned over barrels, is worth the wait. The film moves along briskly, with laughs scattered evenly throughout and every time you see the "shrews," you'll laugh again. Ken Curtis (of Gunsmoke") produced and has a role and Ingrid Goude, Miss Universe 1957, proves herself an able actress.

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