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Rhedosaurus: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Written by MonstersAGoGo

They couldn’t believe their eyes! They couldn’t escape the terror! And neither will you!

Stats:
A gigantic prehistoric sea dinosaur.

Origin:
After an atomic bomb test in the northern polar ice cap, the gigantic dinosaur “Rhedosaurus” is awakened from his sleep. Then plots an undersea course for the Eastern US seaboard, and proceeds to wreak havoc on New York City.

Facts:
Best appreciated as a vintage showcase for the stop-motion animation of special-effects legend Ray Harryhausen. The film is based on the short story “The Fog Horn” by Ray Bradbury.

More Facts:
This film is often sighted as being the main inspiration for Godzilla.

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Trailer

Prehistoric sea-giant rages against city!

Near the Arctic Circle researchers detonate a nuclear device and unwittingly thaw a prehistoric beast frozen for millions of years. The monster leaves a path of destruction across eastern North America as it heads straight for New York City. When heavy artillery proves ineffective against the towering creature, scientist Tom Nesbitt (Paul Christian) concocts a radioactive formula to neutralize the beast — and ace shot Cpl. Stone (Lee Van Cleef) will deliver it by grenade.

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