The Deadly Mantis

The Deadly Mantis

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. (copied from IMDB)

TitleThe Deadly Mantis
Release DateMay 1st, 1957
GenresThriller, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction
Runtime
DirectorsNathan H. Juran, William Holland
WritersWilliam Alland, Martin Berkeley
Production CompanyUniversal International Pictures
Production CountryUnited States of America
Plot Keywordsinsect, monster, paleontology, paleontologist, giant insect, arctic, giant monster, new york city, man eating monster, prehistoric creature, mantis, praying mantis
Craig Stevens
Craig Stevens
Col. Joe Parkman
William Hopper
William Hopper
Dr. Nedrick 'Ned' Jackson
Alix Talton
Alix Talton
Marge Blaine
Donald Randolph
Donald Randolph
Gen. Mark Ford
Pat Conway
Pat Conway
Sgt. Pete Allen
Phil Harvey
Phil Harvey
Lou
Bing Russell
Bing Russell
State Trooper
David McMahon
David McMahon
Capt. Frank Carver
Marvin Miller
Marvin Miller
Narrator (voice)
Michael Forest
Michael Forest
Photographer (uncredited)
Das Todbringende Ungeheuer
The Incredible Praying Mantis
The Giant Mantis
La mantide omicida
May 1st, 1957