Back Seat Producers Season 09 Shows

BSP Episode 325: Attack of the Crab Monsters

Join the gang as they discuss the 1957 film Attack of the Crab Monsters.

  • Directed by Roger Corman
  • Written by Charles B. Griffith
  • Starring Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson

Attack of the Crab Monsters is the responsibility of Roger Corman, B movie producer extraordinaire and king of the paper mache monsters. This short 62 minute gem was made to be part of a double feature for the drive-in movie crowd and it’s obvious all expenses were spared. The story begins with a group of scientists traveling to a remote island which just happens to be populated with a mutated, giant crab monster. Just one, despite the title telling us otherwise. From there, details and plot are, shall we say thin, but ultimately we find that a few make it out to tell the tale of the crab monster with trash bags for eyelids. Still, a B movie can be a lot of fun which is why we didn’t criticize this movie nearly as much as, say Gigli.

Worth noting:

  • Welcome back David! You were… missed???
  • Tony’s walking and avoiding beef. David is doing none of those things.
  • The story was weird but it was short. It got weird in the middle, too. These factors may appeal to you.
  • Your weekly pop culture roundup: Ninja Warrior, Naked and Afraid, HBO Go is like a stalker ex-girlfriend now, The Wire as the Best Show Ever on Television, Oz, Game of Thrones.
  • Stump stuff. Don’t ask.
  • Let’s talk about the worst movies you’ve seen.
  • Clone Wars TV show, lens flares, and Schrödinger’s Lightsaber.
  • In which we crush the dreams of small children just watching How to Train Your Dragon II.
  • What happens when crabs make well-reasoned arguments.

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Jolie
  • David