Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is ...
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Rock Dean and Dr. Andrea Romar travel up the Amazon River to find out why the plantation workers have left their work in panic, allegedly because of attacks from Curucu, a monster who is said to live up the river where no white man has ever been before...Written by
John Bromfield was married to the lounge dancer (Larri Thomas) at the time. See more »
Dean and Romar are supposedly exploring the Amazon. In a later scene they pass the magnificent Iguazu Falls -- which are on the Brazil-Argentine border, far to the south, nowhere near the Amazon. See more »
Having not seen this picture in almost twenty years, it's not on video, and rarely, if ever, re-shown on television, one can understand why. It's a wretched mess. Filmed in color on location in Brazil, Beverly Garland plays a doctor in the Amazon who learns that if the local headhunters can shrink heads that maybe the formula can be used to shrink cancer cells for the cure. Interrupting her potential medical breakthrough is a legendary monster that is killing the natives as she accompanies hunter John Bromfield in the search. Anyone expecting a real beast will be gravely disappointed. The insipid musical score detracts from the creepy goings-on; it's poorly directed with abysmal special effects. The jungle cliches are in abundance, with Bromfield making a play for the un-receptive (at first) Garland. Check out the tent scene wherein the beast creeps up on her - she screams before even getting a good look at her intruder. Some of the scenery is beautiful, but can not save this dreary disaster. Last scene is freaky.
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