"Attack of the Giant Leeches" is a low-budget 1959 Science Fiction film from American International Pictures. It was directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, produced by Gene Corman, and the screenplay was written by Leo Gordon. The film is in black and white, and runs for 62 minutes. It was one of a spate of monster movies produced during the 1950s in response to cold war fears; in the film a character speculates that the no-no leeches have been mutated to terrible giant size by atomic radiation from nearby Cape Canaveral.
This film was also called Attack of the Blood Leeches, Demons of the Swamp, The Demons of the Swamp, and War of the Giant Leeches.
In the Florida Everglades, a pair of larger-than-human, intelligent leeches are living in an underwater cave. They begin dragging local people down to their cave where they hold them prisoner and slowly drain them of blood. One of the first people to be so taken is the local vixen, Liz Walker, played by Yvette Vickers. After a couple of gratuitous displays of flesh (Yvette appeared as the centerfold in the July 1959 issue of Playboy), and some running around on her husband (Bruno VeSota), Liz finds herself a prisoner of the leeches along with her current paramour. Game warden Steve Benton (Ken Clark) sets out to investigate their disappearance. Aided by his girlfriend Nan Grayson (Jan Sheppard) and her father, Doc Grayson, he discovers the cavern. The monsters are finally destroyed when Steve, Doc, and some state troopers blow up the cavern with dynamite.
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, produced by Gene Corman and Roger Corman, written by Leo Gordon, starring Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers and Jan Shepard.
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