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The Giant Behemoth (1959) -- [3.5] -- Just six years after directing "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms," director Eugene Lourie goes back to the well for another giant lizard movie, only this time the monster is radioactive. While production values are high for a low-budget British production (British B-movies put American B-movies to shame, really), the resulting film is a far less successful one. Willis O'Brien's stop-motion animation in the last half-hour are not as accomplished as Ray Harryhausen's work in "Fathoms". The action scenes are un-focused and the first forty minutes of scientific mumbo-jumbo is pretty intolerable.
Dead psychic vampire raises the dead to torment a girl trapped in a mausoleum. Okay, sure. A little slower-paced than I would like. Also, the subplot with the dead psychic's daughter listening to his tapes is pretty dull. We get a dash of suspense and gore in the last 20 minutes, though. Not much, I'm afraid. The cast is at least attractive and somewhat talented.