blackbiped
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5:24 AM - Jan 14, 2018 #961

I watched this again just the other night. I seem to enjoy it more every time I see it. 
Legend, oh legend, the third wheel legend...always in the way.

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6:14 AM - Jan 14, 2018 #962

blackbiped wrote: I watched this again just the other night. I seem to enjoy it more every time I see it. 
That's quite interesting.

My appraisal was that, no matter how ridiculous I remembered the lead creature to have looked, it always looks even worse when I watch it again.

There may be a connection here!
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8:07 AM - Jan 14, 2018 #963

I think the script is actually quite clever.  Morrow, Ankrum, Shayne, and Corday have wonderful chemistry and timing together, and really seem to be having a ball working with each other.  The whole idea of warning everyone to stay indoors and don't move around outside because you may get picked off and devoured by the creature is also a marvelously spooky idea.  Also, when Edgar Barrier talks about the creature being "extraterrestrial, from some God-forsaken anti-matter universe," his superb acting raises the film to a level of Lovecraftian Horror never achieved in any other 50's Sci-Fi.
THE GIANT CLAW is welcome in my DVD player any time!
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4:08 PM - Jan 14, 2018 #964

I remember getting get this for a dollar.  Mrs. Blufeld is not a fan of horror and sci-fi, but as long as there no gore, dirty words she'll go along with me.  I came in with THE GIANT CLAW and said this has the special effects, probably since KING KONG.  When we got to the bird, all bets were off.  She laughed and gave me a look alike 'YOUVE GOTTA KIDDING ME' and she liked it.
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9:00 PM - Oct 11, 2018 #965

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12:32 AM - Oct 13, 2018 #966

 Are we talking about the same GIANT CLAW, the one starring Bill Clinton? vlcsnap-2018-10-12-19h28m47s315.png
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