The Black Scorpion

  • 1957
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

Richard Denning and Carlos Rivas are geologists investigating the eruption of a formerly dormant Mexican volcano. They find a huge scorpion nest (actually, a nest of huge scorpions). They explode a series of TNT charges to close the entrance to the nest, thinking they are shutting down the one and only entrance. Think again, Rich and Carlos. These scorpions...read more

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Richard Denning and Carlos Rivas are geologists investigating the eruption of a formerly dormant Mexican volcano. They find a huge scorpion nest (actually, a nest of huge scorpions). They explode a series of TNT charges to close the entrance to the nest, thinking they are shutting down

the one and only entrance. Think again, Rich and Carlos. These scorpions are lots smarter than that and realize that if they were to allow themselves to be trapped this early in the film, there would be a host of viewers screaming "cheat." The chief scorpion bites all of its lair-mates and exits

for the nightlife of Mexico City, where it intends to do the same damage Godzilla wreaks on Tokyo every few years. Denning and Rivas trap the scorpion in the huge Mexico City stadium and do away with it. It's a variation of the KING KONG theme or THEM or any of several Bert I. Gordon films. The

idea is by Paul Yawitz, who ended his days writing weekly short stories for the Beverly Hills Courier newspaper, most of which were better than the story he wrote for THE BLACK SCORPION.

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