The Monster That Challenged the World


Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 32%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 2067


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Hans Conried as Dr. Jess Rogers
Max Showalter as Dr. Tad Johns
Tim Holt as Lt. Cmdr. John 'Twill' Twillinger
Audrey Dalton as Gail MacKenzie
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597.81 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 24 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DylanW 6 / 10


After an earthquake strikes California, giant 'mollusk' creatures erupt, attacking beach-goers, forcing a doctor and lieutenant to deal with the situation. The elements of the plot-line are well connected. There is no fault in the narrative, excluding of course that it is somewhat dry, and can seem a little tedious at some parts. The story is centered around the antagonists (which would be the mollusks) and their costumes are finely executed which could still suffice to this current day. The great design perfectly fits the contextual background surrounding the creatures. The acting is adequate, and does nothing to harm of improve the story-line.

Overall, the movie is an enjoyable with good performances and an exceptional costume. Easily recommended.

Reviewed by garylampkin 6 / 10

Enjoyable Cold War Sci-Fi


I'm a fan of the 50's creature feature genre, so this movie fits the category nicely. Unlike a lot of these low budget offerings with bad scripts, I happen to find this one has an entirely believable plot and some tension filled moments with decent acting to pull it off. Man screwing with the environment producing horrible results which is, in fact, what has happened to the real Salton Sea in SoCal. Finding out the details of the real story of the ongoing saga of that area makes the movie background and choice of location even more appealing. In reality, man's actions and inaction have created a beast of sorts affecting the whole region environmentally, and financially. If you enjoy a little irony I suggest watching this movie then look into the history behind the Salton Sea- which is really a shallow, saline, endorheic rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault. Check out the History Channel's 2006 episode "Engineering Disasters 18" (#13-04), from the television documentary series Modern Marvels, which describes the combined manmade and natural events leading to the creation of the Salton Sea in the early 20th century, its brief popularity as a resort destination midcentury, and its subsequent decline due to high salinity and farm runoff. Impacts to Salton Sea fish and bird populations are addressed and future plans to rescue the sea are described. I'm actually giving this a 6.5, but because IMDb won't add the half points to the voting it appears as a 6.

Reviewed by JLRVancouver 7 / 10

La vengeance de l'escargot

"The Monster That Challenged the World" is one of the best of the big bug films to come out of the '50s. Western star Tim Holt and voice-impresario Hans Conried represent the military and science respectively as they, and associated secondary characters, face off against enormous carnivorous molluscs that have arisen from the bottom of the Salton Sea. The killer snails are very well done, and unlike most of their ilk, are shown frequently and fully lighted (i.e. not half hidden in fog, shadow, smoke or dark). Once you accept the premise of massive malevolent mollusca, the script and the acting is reasonably realistic, giving the entire film a bit more sobriety than is usually associated with the genre. There may be a bit of sly self-referential humour in Conried's early comments that people jump to conclusions about radiation and that science fiction is not science fact (see quotes section for exact wording), ironic observations to include in a entry into the canon of radioactive-monster movies. All in all, an entertaining film from the golden age of giant bugs – too bad they couldn't have come up with a better title.

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