Sting of Death (1966)

USA, 1966
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

An American horror film directed by William Grefe.

Plot Summary

College kids are menaced by a jellyfish monster.


Directed by: William Grefe
© Essen Productions MCMLXVI [1966]
Essen Productions presents a Thunderbird International Pictures release
Producer: Richard S. Flink
Associate Producer: Hank Rifkin
Original Screenplay by: Al Dempsey
Executive Script Consulant: Ben Lithman
Director of Photography Unit 1: Julio Chavez
Director of Photography Unit 2: Julio Roldan
Film Editor: Julio Chavez
Music by: Al Jacobs and Lon Norman
Sound Engineer: Mariano Sole
Sound Recordist: Claude Pound
Make-up: Nancy Roldan
Hair Stylist: Blanche de Jesus
Special Make-up Effects: Harry Kerwin
Choreography: Thelma Sherr and Gary Holtz

Joe Morrison [Dr John Hoyt]
Neil Sedaka 1Sedaka is listed in the cast as “Special Singing Star” but doesn’t actually appear on screen
Valerie Hawkins [Karen Richardson]
John Vella [Egon]
Jack Nagle [Dr Richardson]
Sandy Lee Kane [Louise]
Deanna Lund [Jessica]
Barbara Paridon [Susan]
Lois Etelman [Donna]
Judy Lee [Ruth]
Blanche Devreaux [Susan]
Doug Hobart [Egon as a monster]
Robert Stanton [Sheriff Bob]
Tony Gulliver [first boy]
Ron Pinchbeck [second boy]
John Castle [third boy]
Pat Fowler
Sheila Ryan
Kip Iris
Sandra Charest

Extracts included in
Extra Weird (2003)
They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé (2016)
Twisted Sex: Volume 24 (2009)



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