Thursday, July 24, 2008

Silver Scream Spook Show: It Came From Beneath The Sea

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 9:09 PM

"A tidal wave of terror engulfs the screen!" On Saturday the Silver Scream Spook Show, the Plaza Theatre's raucous monthly screening of classic -- or at least memorable --horror movies, presents It Came From Beneath the Sea from 1955. The legendary Ray Harryhausen provided the special effects for this tale of a giant octopus that wreaks havoc, memorably putting the squeeze on the Golden Gate Bridge. Fun fact: to save time, Harryhausen only animated six of the model's tentacles and nicknamed it a "hextapus." Incidentally, It seems to have inspired the neat-o giant "kraken" scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest. It Came From Beneath the Sea plays at 1 and 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. Here's the vintage trailer:

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