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 »
I liked very much horror films as a kid in the 50's and I don't think I missed many. I also have to admit that many of them really scared me though my children can't believe that now (they find them sort of funny and I can understand that if you consider what computers have done for special effects nowadays).
But the reason why I never forgot "Curucu" is that it was probably the only "horror" film that didn't scare me at all whatsoever and I went back home with a smile om my face. In fact, the monster in this one is easily the most ridiculous and absurd thing ever put on screen (there's no way to describe it, you just have to see it). Besides, even as a little boy I noticed the plot was weak, the acting was poor, the direction was bad, all facts you don't usually notice or pay attention to when you are 8 or 9 years old.
Looking back now and watching Curt Siodmak's filmography you can understand: the man was probably the worst film director ever, perhaps in the same level as Ed Wood Jr.
You simply can't believe they went all the way to the Brazilian Amazon jungle to shoot this picture!
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