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This review is not about the 2008 Remake - Attack of the Giant Leeches (If anyone knows how I can get a copy of this film, please let me know), but about the Original b/w 1959 "Classic".
Attack of the Giant Leeches is not on the scale of great films but it is a nice film to see. It has a short running rime of only 62 minutes which gives it a nice pace to the film. The soundtrack is very good as b-movies go and the special effects are not really all that bad, even if the leeches do look a little cheesy (hey but who doesn't like cheese). The story itself is decent and the characters are enjoyale to see interact. Yvette Vickers steals the movie and is a delight to watch. (Yvette Vickers body was found in her home on April 27, 2010 and it is thought that she had died almost 1 year earlier, very tragic ending to a wonderful actress.)
This film starts out in the swamps of Florida when a drunken trapper - Lem Sawyer played by George Cisar - sees a 'leechlike creature' and shoots at it, he comes back to the Dave Walker's (Played by Bruno VeSota) General Store and he tells all the 'good ole boys' that hang around the store about what he saw, of cource no one believes him. Dave's wife Liz (played by Yvette Vickers) shows that she is not happy with Dave and gooes out for a 'redevous' later that evening. She comes across the body of Lem and his face is covered with marks like from the tenticales of an octopus. After Liz screams, State Game Warden Steve Benton (played by Ken Clark) who is out with his girlfriend, Nan Greyson (played by Jan Shepard) comes to investigate the scream and also sees Lem's body.
Dave finds Liz and Cal Moulton (played by Michael Emmet) in one of there redevous and forces them into the swamp where they are attacked by the Giant Leeches and drug into the swamp.
Steve and Nan's father Dr Greyson (played by Tyler McVey) know that Liz, Cal and 2 trappers bodies are missing and must find where they are and search the caves under the swamp for the 'creatures'.
If you like the low budget Horror/SciFi films, Attack of the The Giant Leeches is one to watch. It is easy to find as it is a public domain film and available in many Low budget collectors DVD Sets. Watch it here.
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