Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961)

Rating: *
Producer: Roger Corman
Director: Roger Corman
Cast: Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Robert Towne

Well there's an hour of my life that I'll never get back. This unfathomably awful horror comedy from Roger Corman is about as bad as they get. An American gangster (Antony Carbone doing his best Humphrey Bogart impersonation) transports some Cuban revolutionaries and their stolen gold aboard his yacht, and plans to kill them off by impersonating a sea monster. However, the joke's on him when the monster turns out to be real. Also among the crew is goofy American spy (Robert Towne), who stumbles through the script and provides dry-witted narration. His involvement is out of place and never justified. And then there's the idiot who speaks in animal calls. What the hell is up with that? It even breaks into a musical number at one point. The film is complete nonsense and an utterly incompetent mess, but the acting is surprisingly decent. Betsy Jones-Moreland is stunning, and is the only thing worth caring about in this cinematic misfire.