Saturday, September 29, 2018
An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.
Silly and a bit seedy plot is slowly told with some singular effective thrills and a creepy performance by Vincent Price.
Halliwell (no star): "Ridiculous shocker with dull handling but effective moments."
Maltin**1/2: "Preposterous but original shocker..."
After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink.
Old-fashioned disaster movie istold straightforwardly (the catastrophe begins in the first seconds before the credits) and with a solid cast, but the excitement is somewhat limited.
Halliwell*: "Spectacular if dramatically deficient actioner for which a genuine liner (awaiting scrapping) was sunk."
Maltin***: "Engrossing drama..."