Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Horror
A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.
When the Navy first uses depth charges on the octopus, the destroyer most prominently featured is DD-540, which is the USS Twining. Launched in 1943, the Twining won many battle stars for action in World War II and in Korea. She was sold to the Republic of China in 1971 and stricken in 1999.
From her beginnings on a Navy drawing board, through the months of secret field experiments out on the Western desert, then through the desperate search for new metals with the properties she needed, she was designed to be the nation's greatest ...
When Commander Mathews and Professor Joyce fly to Oregon, a B-47 jet is shown taking off. A B-47 is a bomber and did not carry passengers.
Opening credits prologue: For centuries the mind of man has learned comparatively little of the mysteries in the heavens above - - or in the seas below. Since the coming of the atomic age, man's knowledge has so increased that any upheaval of nature would not be beyond his belief.
Originally, just before Matthews met Joyce and Carter, there was a freeze frame of him walking in the parking lot. Recent DVD releases smooth this out by adding a flash of sunlight at the appropriate moment.
Check out the action from New York Comic Con check out what IMDb editors are watching this month, and more.