Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.
Alix Talton (who resembles Della Street in this movie) was reunited with William Hopper the following year on the Perry Mason (1957) TV series episode 'Perry Mason: The Case of the Long-Legged Models (1958)', in the role of Eva Elliot.
Dr. Ned Jackson:
I'm convinced that we're dealing with a Mantis in whose geological world the smallest insects were as large as man, and now failing to find those insects as food, well... it's doing the best that it can.
When the soldiers check out the ruins of the weather station the plane is shown with the engine off. Planes north of the arctic circle normally keep their engines running during short stops to prevent the engine oil from freezing and making restarting difficult to impossible.