The Black Scorpion (film)

1957 film by Edward Ludwig

The Black Scorpion is a 1957 film about volcanic activity that frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

Directed by Edward Ludwig. Written by Robert Blees.
Out of the volcano they come...  (taglines)

DialogueEdit

Teresa Alvarez: Caviar? Aren't you overdoing it a bit, Hank?
Hank Scott: Well, I've got to make an impression on you in 48 hours that'll last for two months. What's the matter, don't you like caviar?
Teresa Alvarez: Oh, I love it, but, I must say, I could never understand why it's so expensive!
Hank Scott: Well, it's a whole year's work for a sturgeon.

Hank Scott: One question, doctor...
Dr. Velazco: I hope I can answer it.
Hank Scott: Well, the alcohol, the distilled water, the salt solution - I can understand that, but what's the tequila for?
Dr. Velazco: Well, in your country I believe they call it a coffee break.

Hank Scott: [after watching two scorpions fight] That's how they kill each other - that weak spot in the throat!
Artur Ramos: It must be it!

TaglinesEdit

  • DON'T BE ASHAMED TO SCREAM - IT HELPS TO RELIEVE THE TENSION
  • We defy you not to get a genuine case of the horrors when you see "The Black Scorpion"!
  • Every horror you've seen on the screen grows pale beside the horror of "THE BLACK SCORPION"
  • SHOWN UNCUT! Every terror exactly as filmed!
  • NOTE: The management reserves the right to put up the lights any time the audience becomes too emotionally disturbed!
  • We urge you not to panic or bolt from your seats!
  • HE GET YOU SCARED STIFF!
  • SHOWN UNCUT! ALL ITS HORROR EXACTLY AS FILMED!
  • THE HIDEOUS INHUMAN BEING THAT DEFIED EVERY LAW OF NATURE!
  • EARTHQUAKE RELEASES NEW MONSTER HORROR!
  • Out of the volcano they come...
  • The management reserves the right to put up the lights any time the audience becomes too emotionally disturbed. We urge you not to panic or bolt from your seats.
  • Every Horror You've Seen on the Screen Grows Pale Beside the Horror of THE BLACK SCORPION!

CastEdit

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