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This Was the Day That Engulfed the World in Terror!


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The calving of an Arctic iceberg releases a giant praying mantis, trapped in suspended animation since prehistoric times. It first attacks military outposts to eat their occupants, then makes its way to the warmer latitudes of Washington and New York. A paleontologist works together with military units to try to kill it.

  • Original title: The Deadly Mantis
  • Release date: May 1, 1957
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Thriller, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Producers: Universal International Pictures


Craig Stevens Photo
Craig Stevens

Col. Joe Parkman

William Hopper Photo
William Hopper

Dr. Nedrick 'Ned' Jackson

Alix Talton Photo
Alix Talton

Marge Blaine

Donald Randolph Photo
Donald Randolph

Gen. Mark Ford

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