The Deadly Mantis

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The Deadly Mantis

new york city insect monster paleontology paleontologist giant insect arctic giant monster man eating monster prehistoric creature mantis praying mantis

The Deadly Mantis

Release Date: May 01, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «This Was the Day That Engulfed the World in Terror!»
Genres    :   Thriller, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction
Production Companies    :   Universal International Pictures
Director    :   Nathan H. Juran
Producers    :   William Alland
Writers    :   William Alland, Martin Berkeley
RunTime    :   79 mins.

The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it.

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