Darren Bousman on

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Released 1953
Distributor Warner Bros.

FX maestro Ray Harryhausen’s first solo gig is a modestly budgeted indie that made a huge splash when picked up by Warner Bros. Director Eugene Lourie essentially remade this film twice, once as The Giant Behemoth, and again as Gorgo. This zippy trailer is very heavy on atomic paranoia. Look for Merv Griffin and Vera Miles in bits.

About Darren Bousman

Darren Lynn Bousman was born in Overland Park, Kansas, and is a graduate of the Film School at Full Sail University. After co-writing and directing Saw II, Darren went on to direct Saw IIISaw IV and the cult Rock-Opera Repo! The Genetic Opera.  His directing credits also include Mother’s Day, 11-11-11, The Devil’s Carnival and The Barrens.