Season 3 Episode 24: Going to School With Attack of the Crab Monsters
Welcome to the Junior Year Episode 24 of the Horror Pod Class. My name is Tyler, and I am the editor in chief of Signal Horizon a company dedicated to exploring horror in and out of the classroom. When I am not managing signal horizon I am a teacher at a local hs here in KC Missouri. Tonight I am joined by my cohost and monster ambassador here at SH, award-winning writer Orrin Grey.
Tonight we are going to talk about what we have been watching and reading, discuss some free content on the internet and finally conclude with an indepth discussion of the movie Attack Crab Monsters
This was a busy week and I got a lot done…Just kidding I wore the same pair of sweatpants five days in a row.
What are we watching and reading
Tyler: Finally watched Triangle Ventriliquist Dummies in Toy Story 4.
Orrin: Zeder AKA Revenge of the Dead
Dark Corners of the Web: http://thedarkmagazine.com/night-horror-show/ A Little actual Orrin Grey
Essential Question: Does Attack of the Crab monsters answer the age old question Crabs Shellfish or Selfish?
Rotten Tomatoes: irradiated Giant Crabs Eat Scientists’ Brains on Pacific Atoll. Is this a headline for a popular tabloid? No. But it is the basic premise of this low-budget but chilling Roger Corman horror outing.
History Class: Talk to us about the history
Really cool art of the title
State of the Art Hokum
Science of Big Crabs could also Sex Ed
So Nukes of course
Connection between Humans and Nature
Detention with AAU:
Ohmygawd this is awful. Schlock isn’t this bad. The sound fx are even awful. Whenever the crab is on the move it sounds like someone cracking crab legs at the Red Lobster. And you haven’t lived until you hear a crab snore…yes snore.I finally made it though watching the entire film(I can only take it in small doses) and these are the main points: crabs love to take on multiple personalities and stroll the beach at night and pinch off people’s hands, and low budget movie starlets point their ridiculously large gazongas at whatever danger is looming.As funny as this all sounds, what’s painful is that the movie tries to ‘explain’ giant crab monsters scientifically. Just skip through to the last 15 minutes or so and that’s the very best of the film—which is super cringe-worthy. I feel traumatized it was sooo bad.
Tyler has been the editor in chief of Signal Horizon since its conception. He is also the Director of Monsters 101 at Truman State University a class that pairs horror movie criticism with survival skills to help middle and high school students learn critical thinking. When he is not watching, teaching or thinking about horror he is the Director of Debate and Forensics at a high school in Kansas City, Missouri.