The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)

Nomination Year: 2005
SYNOPSIS:  A series of earthquakes in the Salton Sea unleashes a cluster of prehistoric predators. Can they be stopped before they reach the locks and make their way into open sea?

(Hint: Yes.)

Stupidest-Looking Monster

The Monster That Challenged Some Guys in a Boat the World
This movie is (marginally) better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. If you don't believe me, just ask The Monster.

Smithee Award Winner! Worst Cover Copy

The Cover That Sucked Up a Storm
Nice drawing on the cover. But the monster doesn't have eyebeams. It never menaces anyone that way. And on the back cover, they can't decide if it's a crustacean, mollusk, or what. Is it a snail? Slug? They hedge their bets by referring to it once as each of the above.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Tim Holt  
Audrey Dalton She was also in Kitten with a Whip and Doctor Sardonicus
Hans Conried He was the voice of many cartoon characters throughout the years, including "Snidely Whiplash" for The Bullwinkle Show
Joseph Hamilton primarily played small roles, like "Other Watchman" and "Old Man (uncredited)" 
Director Claim to Fame
Arnold Laven  

Kevin Hogan

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