Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.
The "Coney Island Amusement Park" in the film is actually The Long Beach Amusement Park in Long Beach, CA. The production was able to film at the park from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
This is Operation Experiment, a secret base far north of the Arctic Circle. Experiment was the codename for a top priority scientific expedition. These men arrived here on X-day minus 60. It has taken them the full two months to get ready. Today is ...
The nuclear test at the start of the film is clearly not in the ice-bound Arctic. The explosion is surrounded by target ships. The footage is from the Bikini (Operation Crossroads) tests.
The original 1953 version cuts the shot where the cop is swallowed whole. This shot is restored in the video version of the film.