The Creeping Terror (1964)

The Creeping Terror (1964)

director  Vic Savage
viewed: 07/05/2017

The Creeping Terror has been on my bucket list for I don’t know how long. It appeared somewhere early in my life as an example of “worst movies ever made”, describing the monster as some sort of carpet thing.

It’s interesting that one of cinema’s worst-looking monsters gets so much screen time. As a kid, I was always very disappointed if the monster only showed up in hints and then maybe for two minutes on screen at the end. But The Creeping Terror creeps and terrorizes throughout quite a bit despite looking like garbage glued to a carpet with some number of people underneath.

Of course, now reading up on it, the back story of Vic Savage and The Creeping Terror sounds more bizarre and terrible too. I’ve been torn about watching The Creep Behind the Camera (documentary/biopic), but maybe I’ll have to give it a go. Curiosity is a beast.

Given the salvaging and completion of the film, its lack of theatrical release, it is a mess of many hands.

Is it terrible? Indeed so. Is it marvelously so? Yes. Yes it is.

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