Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Roger Corman.

Plot Summary

A criminal kills the members of his gang and puts the blame on a legendary sea monster that turns out to be real.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Roger Corman
© [not given on screen]
Filmgroup *
Produced by: Roger Corman
Associate Producer: Charles Hanawalt
Production Manager: Jack Bohrer
Screenplay by: Charles B. Griffith
Photographer: Jack Marquette
Film Editor: Angela Scellars
Music by: Fred Katz
Sound: Roberto Velasquez
Makeup: Brooke Wilkerson
Location Manager: Kinta Zertuche *

Antony Carbone [Renzo Capetto
Betsy Jones-Moreland [Mary-Belle Monahan
Edward Wain [real name: Robert Towne [Sparks Moran/Agent XK150/narrator]
Beech Dickerson [real name: Beach Dickerson] [Pete Peterson Jr]
Robert Bean [Happy Jack Monahan]
Esther Sandoval [Rosina Perez]
Sonia Noemi Gonzalez [Mango Perez]
Edmundo Rivera Alvarez [General Tostada]
Terry Nevin, Elisio Lopez, Tanner Hunt [Cubans]
Blanquita Romero [Carmelita Rodriguez]
Armando Rowra [Cuban]

Alternative Titles

La creatura del mare fantasma – Italy
La Créature de la mer hantée – France
A Criatura do Mar Assombrado – Portugal
Criaturas do Fundo do Mar – Brazil
Kauhua Karibialla – Finland
El monstruo del mar encantado – Spain
Potwór z przekletego morza – Poland

Extracts included in
The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004)



  • Delirium no.25 (2020) p.11 – short review (Corman's greatest creatures by Chris Alexander)
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.225 no.4 (25 October 1961) p.317 – review
  • Sight & Sound vol.16 no.6 (June 2006) p.87 – DVD review (Nozone: The quick and the dead by Tim Lucas)