Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

You’ve got two choices; get shot or put Attack of the Giant Leeches on your resume. Tough one…

This might be one of the best examples I can think of for a movie that most people have probably seen at least once, movie fans at least, but nobody can actually remember. It’s one of those deals that almost always ends up as part of a collection along with a bunch of other crummy movies and when you see it you will recognize it, yet at the same time it is almost impossible for this one to remain in anybody’s consciousness/sphere of movies.

Probably one of the biggest issues with this one is how incredibly generic it is. I imagine, although I will probably never look too much into this, that there are dozens of other movies out there that look exactly like this one. Just imagine being one of those people who knows most of these pretty well. You’d have to live under a rock or something. Since most of us have “lives” when we don’t have an epidemic this movie remains long forgotten by everybody including me but if there was ever a chance for this movie to shine like a beacon in the sea of late 1950s mediocrity it was now.

I will say this for the movie it’s worth seeing as part of a collection if you don’t have to pay too much/anything for it and it is less annoying although also less memorable than the previous two movies I have done for this blog since at least this movie does not have a screaming skull or buzzing woman as the main villain, instead it’s just a bunch of gurgling guys dressed up in rubber leech costumes and the entire movie is shot in some backwoods swamps with characters such as redneck Oliver Hardy thrown in to make things interesting.

Published by cinemashrew

I am a writer and avid movie watcher (used to be music listener but I got bored of that).

One thought on “Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

  1. This might actually be the worst/least memorable movie I have seen for my blog so far and this is pretty far along the rabbit trail of late 1950s shit shows from this particular category of Smallville residents getting it on in the backseat of a car.


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