THE GIANT CLAW (1957)
Starring 50s Sci-Fi all-stars!- Mara Corday (Tarantula 1955, The Black Scorpion 1957) , Jeff Morrow (This Island Earth 1955, The Creature Walks Among Us 1956, Kronos 1957), and Morris Ankrum (Rocketship X-M 1950, Invaders from Mars 1953, Earth vs The Flying Saucers 1956,Beginning of the End 1957, Kronos 1957, Zombies of Mora Tau 1957, Half-Human 1958, Curse of the Faceless Man 1958, How to Make a Monster 1958, Giant From the Unknown 1958)
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Love all the hard work you put into this grand archive of celluloid dreams and stardust Jo. Keep the Magic alive. #KeepFilmAlive
Tom, you are too kind! I’ll try to keep up the tradition of magic and mayhem here at The Last Drive In… Cheers Joey
Hopefully, you’ll not be wearing a Giant Claw costume on Halloween, but hey, that would be kind of cool to see someone tackle that getup. I always thought that big bird looked like one of Dick Dastardly’s flying machines covered in feathers, but that’s what happens when one watches too many cartoons and “B” movies as a kid.
Hey! If I could find a costume that’s anywhere near spitting distance of The Giant Claw I would pay all the money I’ve got in Savings to wear it! LOL I think you’re right about the cartoon — I vaguely remember it. Confession– I still watch cartoons from the 60s. And you know I live for ‘B’ movies I was weaned on them. It relaxes me. BTW, I read your tribute to Burt Reynolds. If you see a nun avatar named Sister Cleophas –That’s me. It belongs to my official music website. Don’t know why it popped up when I liked your post.
I’ll just leave this here. Oh, and I guess Sister Cleophas’ appearance could be considered a bit appropriate in the oddest of manners given the circumstances. It did make me think of The Blues Brothers for a second (and I did poke at that link to your page and realized I’d read parts of it a while back). :D
Haha! I love the thought of getting a Giant Claw costume. That would be too awesome!
I couldn’t keep from falling down laughing if I was wearing that costume. But if there’s ever a chance to do it, I’ll photograph it and put it on The Last Drive In, so everyone can poke fun at me… LOL. The only thing better would be a Giant Killer Shrew or Crab Monster costume… I know it’s too soon, But I’m already getting the rush of Halloween in the air!