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Creature From The Haunted Sea

Released 1961
Distributor The Filmgroup

Roger Corman’s goofiest movie didn’t play many theaters in 1961 but found its audience during the following decade on late nite TV Creature Features. More off-kilter fun from writer Chuck Griffith. The third lead, billed as Edward Wain, is Chinatown screenwriter Robert Towne!

About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career.  He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Innerspace, Matinee, Small Soldiers, The ‘burbs and the 3-D thriller titled The Hole, first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival. His TV directing work includes:  the HBO film, The Second Civil War, the “Masters of Horrors” titles,  Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, episodes of Eerie, Indiana , which he was in on the creation of, as well as episodes of CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0 and Salem. His latest feature, the zom-com Burying the Ex, is currently available on VOD.