The Black Scorpion (film)

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The Black Scorpion is a 1957 black-and-white Mexican-American giant arachnid horror film from Warner Bros., produced by Jack Dietz and Frank Melford, directed by Edward Ludwig, and starring Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, and Mario Navarro.[1] The film's stop-motion animation special effects were created by Willis O'Brien. In the film, volcanic activity releases giant prehistoric scorpions from the earth. They wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

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The Black Scorpion
Directed byEdward Ludwig
Written byRobert Blees
David Duncan
Produced byJack Dietz
Frank Melford
StarringRichard Denning
Mara Corday
Carlos Rivas
Mario Navarro
CinematographyLionel Lindon
Edited byRichard L. Van Enger
Music byPaul Sawtell
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • October 11, 1957 (1957-10-11) (US)
Running time
88 minutes
CountriesUnited States