“Massive Blood Sucking Monsters!”
“Fear will pierce your flesh… Until every nerve in your body… EXPLODES!”
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) is another movie that sits right in the sweet spot of what #NotQuiteClassicCinema is all about. It’s a movie that could have been shown on Not Quite Classic Theatre back in the 1980s – and maybe it was. I wish there was a way I could go back and look up all the titles that I may have watched back in those days. Alas, TV was a fleeting thing back then. Once the TV Guide (or TV Scene in my house) went into the garbage, that was it. All you had left was your memories.
What can I say about Attack of the Giant Leeches? It’s a fun Sci-Fi Horror Monster Movie. It’s a B-movie, so cheaper than some of the more mainstream titles, but that only adds to its charm (at least in my books). If you enjoy the finer things in life, like B-movies, giant monsters, and Roger Corman, you will probably enjoy this. If, on the other hand, you prefer 200 million dollar extravaganzas that have no imagination and solve all problems by throwing money at them, well, you should probably steer clear of this one.
This blog post is super short, because sometimes even giant leeches have to take a back seat to the real life problems that rise out of the swamp and need to be dealt with. Last week’s Jellyfish Man also got sidelined the pesky little troublemakers. But why am I talking about this…?
— Angus Kohm (@AngusKohm) July 23, 2022