Attack of the Giant Leeches Reviews

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Giant leeches make nasty creatures (or critters, given this schlockfest's Southern-fried locale). When townsfolk start disappearing in a Florida swamp, it turns out that the culprits are a pair of monstrous leeches, who deposit their victims in an underwater cavern and keep'em till they've been sucked bone-dry. Another early five-and-dimer from co-producer Roger Corman (Bernard L. Kowalski directed) with only marginally good acting, unexciting cinematography (the swamp looks good, though), and a pair of truly horrible-looking beasties that wouldn't pass muster at a cut-rate comic-con. Its one saving grace: an odd little love triangle featuring an Oliver Hardy lookalike, his "Baby Doll" wife, and her sniveling lover. Actually, make that two saving graces: at sixty minutes, it doesn't give you much of a chance to get bored, either. Seen better, but also seen worse. Recommended, mostly for laughs, but just barely.

    Giant leeches make nasty creatures (or critters, given this schlockfest's Southern-fried locale). When townsfolk start disappearing in a Florida swamp, it turns out that the culprits are a pair of monstrous leeches, who deposit their victims in an underwater cavern and keep'em till they've been sucked bone-dry. Another early five-and-dimer from co-producer Roger Corman (Bernard L. Kowalski directed) with only marginally good acting, unexciting cinematography (the swamp looks good, though), and a pair of truly horrible-looking beasties that wouldn't pass muster at a cut-rate comic-con. Its one saving grace: an odd little love triangle featuring an Oliver Hardy lookalike, his "Baby Doll" wife, and her sniveling lover. Actually, make that two saving graces: at sixty minutes, it doesn't give you much of a chance to get bored, either. Seen better, but also seen worse. Recommended, mostly for laughs, but just barely.

  • Dec 31, 2017

    Not as bad as the title suggests, this actually gets to be a decent pic about 20 minutes into the film. More believable creatures (with a more believable backstory than nearby Cape Canaveral) would make this a classic - instead of a near turkey.

    Not as bad as the title suggests, this actually gets to be a decent pic about 20 minutes into the film. More believable creatures (with a more believable backstory than nearby Cape Canaveral) would make this a classic - instead of a near turkey.

  • Mar 29, 2017

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  • Nov 13, 2016

    I knew it would be bad but I didn't think it would be this bad. The acting was bad and the effects were very simple/cheap and the horrible subplot was just the worst and such a waste of time. Classic! Ha! Easy movie to make fun of. The sound and video recording where terrible so you couldn't understand what people said or see what was happening. Not good-bad, just bad-bad. Not fun.

    I knew it would be bad but I didn't think it would be this bad. The acting was bad and the effects were very simple/cheap and the horrible subplot was just the worst and such a waste of time. Classic! Ha! Easy movie to make fun of. The sound and video recording where terrible so you couldn't understand what people said or see what was happening. Not good-bad, just bad-bad. Not fun.

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    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
    Jun 09, 2016

    Leeches attack people in a swamp, there's also a romantic triangle subplot that has no relation to the film. The leeches also were sentient enough to know when to attack, evidently you can tell they were actors wearing leech suits.

    Leeches attack people in a swamp, there's also a romantic triangle subplot that has no relation to the film. The leeches also were sentient enough to know when to attack, evidently you can tell they were actors wearing leech suits.

  • May 01, 2016

    It's a boring one. The gritty image quality makes it hard see a lot of what's going on.

    It's a boring one. The gritty image quality makes it hard see a lot of what's going on.

  • Jun 21, 2015

    Oh boy was this something special. The monsters were pathetic, the acting was too. They story was no prize, but it had a neat premise. Giant Leeches were draining the blood of innocents, and left a lake lifeless. The game warden is on the case...

    Oh boy was this something special. The monsters were pathetic, the acting was too. They story was no prize, but it had a neat premise. Giant Leeches were draining the blood of innocents, and left a lake lifeless. The game warden is on the case...

  • Apr 26, 2015

    An interesting sci-fi Roger Corman 50's film. The movie's low budget is the result of the not always good acting, cheap camera, bad special effects and hard to hear dialogue. But it's still an okay cheesy flick, good atmosphere. Although a sort of plain ending. With the musical score of another of Corman's film Night of the Blood Beast. Recommended!

    An interesting sci-fi Roger Corman 50's film. The movie's low budget is the result of the not always good acting, cheap camera, bad special effects and hard to hear dialogue. But it's still an okay cheesy flick, good atmosphere. Although a sort of plain ending. With the musical score of another of Corman's film Night of the Blood Beast. Recommended!

  • Apr 15, 2015

    More about a cheating wife and her loser husband until maybe halfway through which proved to be an awfully long set-up! We're finally allowed to see very poorly created Giant Leeches.

    More about a cheating wife and her loser husband until maybe halfway through which proved to be an awfully long set-up! We're finally allowed to see very poorly created Giant Leeches.

  • Aug 31, 2014

    It should be a cult classic, but as a horror film it's not up to much.

    It should be a cult classic, but as a horror film it's not up to much.