Bela Lugosi is the star attraction of this lack luster sci-fi horror film. The plot is somewhat interesting but it really isn’t anything spectacular. The acting is stereotypical for the b rate movies in this time period. There are several jump cuts in ‘tense’ scenes which are rather hilarious and almost makes the film worth watching. What makes the film worth seeing besides Bela Lugosi and his great acting is the special effects of the monsters and deaths throughout the film. This film is decent and funny it might be worth watching if you want a laugh but it is not scary in the least.
Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers)
There are several thing that really age this film well past it years. First there are cut scenes where a policeman was stuck in the swap and he was caught in quicksand was being hunted by an alligator. The jump cuts between actor and animal were terrible and clearly were not filmed in the same location (imagine talking stock alligator footage and splicing it into a film). It was worth a laugh but it felt out of the of place. The plot concepts revolve around creating a super army by atomic means and a mad scientist (Bela Lugosi). From there the plot goes multiple ways foreign government agents trying to pull the expatriate back home, a rookie cop playing comic relief, and a monster which is either a rather tall and large man or a giant octopus. The plot is all over the place and the best parts are people dying to the giant octopus. The men are trying to wrap themselves with tentacles as a few other tentacles move randomly and screaming to death. Those scenes are so bad that they are good to laugh at. Honestly this film isn’t great but it is funny to watch.