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Monster of the Piedras Blancas

The Monster of Piedras Blancas to Decapitate on Blu-ray and DVD with The Horrible Dr. Hichcock

One of my FAVORITE old monster movies, The Monster of Piedras Blancas, is getting set to make its disc debut on Blu-ray and DVD, and we’re elated to bring you the news. Bless you, Olive Films!

The Monster of Piedras Blancas Release Details:
Starring JEANNE CARMEN (The Devil’s Hand, The Naked Monster, The Three Outlaws), LES TREMAYNE (North by Northwest, The War of the Worlds, Say One for Me), JOHN HARMON (Funny Girl, Monsieur Verdoux, Hitch Hike to Hell), and DON SULLIVAN (The Giant Gila Monster, Teenage Zombies, Paradise Alley), the film is directed by IRVIN BERWICK (Hitch Hike to Hell, Malibu High, The 7th Commandment).

Look for it in stores on September 13th

The sleepy little lighthouse community of Piedras Blancas has a big problem when bodies begin piling up (thankfully there’s the ice room at Kochek’s Store for meats and groceries) and a scale from a thought-to-be-extinct prehistoric amphibian is found nearby. Could this be the work of… The Monster of Piedras Blancas?

For a town photographed in black & white, Piedras Blancas is teeming with colorful characters. There’s Sturges (John Harmon, Monsieur Verdoux), the lighthouse keeper who makes it a ritual to leave food out near a secluded beach cave for, well, something; Lucy (Jeanne Carmen, Born Reckless), Sturges’ zaftig daughter, a free thinker who clearly doesn’t pay attention to daddy’s warnings about skinny dipping near the cave; Lucy’s boyfriend, Fred (Don Sullivan, The Giant Gila Monster), a young man more than willing to keep an eye on Lucy; and the dedicated man of science Dr. Sam Jorgensen (Les Tremayne, The Fortune Cookie), who’s out to solve the mysterious murders. It will become painfully obvious to Sturges (and the unfortunate inhabitants of Piedras Blancas): never miss a feeding!

The Monster of Piedras Blancas, directed by Irvin Berwick (Malibu High), co-stars Forrest Lewis (All That Heaven Allows), Frank Arvidson (The 7th Commandment), and Wayne Berwick (The Naked Monster) and is photographed by Philip Lathrop, two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Cinematography (The Americanization of Emily, Earthquake).

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The Horrible Dr. Hichcock Release Details:
Also arriving on September 13… The Horrible Dr. Hichcock, starring BARBARA STEELE (Black Sunday, Pit and the Pendulum, Piranha), ROBERT FLEMYNG (The Quiller Memorandum, Funny Face, Shadowlands), MONTGOMERY GLENN, (Castle of Blood, The Puma-Man, Star Odyssey), and TERESA FITZGERALD (Class of Iron, The Giants of Thessaly). 

From director Robert Hampton, (Lust of the Vampire) comes The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (L’orrible segreto del Dr. Hichcock), the twisted and terrifying tale of Dr. Bernard Hichcock (Flemyng), whose secret desires and perverse passions lead to the death of his wife, Margaret (Fitzgerald),

Remarrying years later, the doctor’s new bride, Cynthia (Steele), is unaware that her husband intends to use her blood to reanimate the corpse of his dearly departed Margaret.

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