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The Beach Girls and the Monster

1965

A young girl is killed at the beach in Malibu. Professor Otto Lindsay (Jon Hall) suspects that it is some form of mutated fish. However, his son Richard (Arnold Lessing), who was a good friend of the girl, thinks that it is a madman who has a grudge against Richard and his friends. Soon the list of victims grows to include one of Rich's surfing buddies, Rich's bitchy stepmother Vicky (Sue Casey) and his friend Mark (Walker Edmiston) who was crippled in an auto accident. Audio Sync problem fixed


The Beach Girls and the Monster (aka Monster from the Surf) is a horror film and beach party film, released in 1965.

Plot

Young Richard Lindsay (Arnold Lessing) has given up his career in science in favor of his newfound passion, surfing on the Santa Monica beachfront near his father and stepmother's house, where he lives. This is to the great displeasure of his father, the noted oceanographer Dr. Otto Lindsay (Jon Hall (actor)), who is married to the younger Vicky (Sue Casey), who is dissatisfied with Otto's relative lack of devotion to her. Also living with the Lindsays is Richard's sculptor buddy Mark (Walker Edmiston), who walks with a limp as a result of an auto accident Richard had earlier.
While Vicky hits on her stepson and teases his friend Mark, a monster emerges from ocean and starts slaughtering the kids on the beach. Dr. Lindsay seems convinced that it is a mutant Barracuda.

Monster Description

The monster is believed to be the a genetically mutated Barracuda (Barracuda) that has grown large enough in anthropomorphic manner to exist out of the oceans in loathsome seaweed shrouded form.

Production

The surfing footage, used for the scene where Richard runs a film for Mark was shot by one of the most prolific surf filmmakers of the 1960s, Dale Davis (filmmaker), who produced Walk on the Wet Side, Strictly Hot, and the landmark The Golden Breed. For some release prints, the footage was printed in color.
According to the trailer for the film, the dancing girls seen in the movie are "The The Watusi Dancing Girls" from Hollywood's Whisky a Go Go club on Sunset Boulevard.<></>
Most of the interior shots - specifically all those of the Lindsay home - were shot at the West Los Angeles (Brentwood) residence of Henry and Shirley Rose, friends of the producer, Edward Janis. Shirley Rose was also the film's art director. The office scene was shot at the business office of Henry Rose.
All the sculptures and the 'Kingsley the Lion' puppet used in the film, were created by the actor who played Mark - Walker Edmiston, the host of "The Walker Edmiston Show", a children's television program in Los Angeles that featured puppets of his own creation including 'Kingsley the Lion.'</>


Category:1965 films
Category:American films
Category:Beach party films
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Edward Janis

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