History Film / TheBlackScorpion

13th Jun '16 8:03:11 AM Boba_Fett88
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* CoolBigBro: Hank to Juanito.
6th Dec '15 6:36:29 PM WillBGood
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The special effects, by Willis O'Brien, were considered cutting edge back in the day it was released.

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The special effects, by Willis O'Brien, O'Brien (''Film/KingKong''), were considered cutting edge back in the day it was released.
4th Aug '14 2:18:38 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* YouFailBiologyForever: Scorpions do not roar.



* YouFailBiologyForever: Scorpions do not roar.
7th Jul '12 5:50:50 AM erforce
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Not to be confused with the 1995 television series ''BlackScorpion'', nor the various sequel series and DirectToVideo movies that followed it. Nor, indeed, to the infamous {{WCW}} storyline from the early 1990s.
22nd Apr '12 2:02:31 PM C2
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For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E13TheBlackScorpion here]] ''.

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For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E13TheBlackScorpion here]] ''.
[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E13TheBlackScorpion here]].
22nd Apr '12 2:02:15 PM C2
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For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode
see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E13TheBlackScorpion here]] ''.

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For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode
episode see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E13TheBlackScorpion here]] ''.
19th Apr '12 4:01:31 PM chico
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19th Apr '12 4:00:06 PM chico
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Was shown on episode 113 of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''.

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Was shown on episode 113 of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode
see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E13TheBlackScorpion here]] ''.




!!The ''{{MST3K}}'' presentation contains examples of:

* DidNotDoTheResearch: Possibly intentional. Forrester mistakenly attributes the film's special effects to Ray Harryhausen. Joel later correctly identified O'Brien in one of the host segments.
* RunningGag: Joel and the Bots clap whenever Dr. Hank Scott's name is spoken.
* VisualGag: Joel and the 'Bots holding up giant hot dogs during the film's opening sequence.
26th Jan '12 7:55:39 PM erforce
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'''''The Black Scorpion''''' is a 1957 giant monster movie directed by Edward Ludwig.

When a volcano in [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexico]] erupts, geologists Dr. Hank Scott (Richard Denning) and his partner Dr. Arturo Ramos (Carlos Rivas) venture out to perform a geological survey. When they do so, they discover a destroyed house and police car, as well as an abandoned baby. Continuing on with the baby to the village of San Lorenzo, they learn that villagers have disappeared, that livestock have been killed, that homes have been destroyed and that strange roars have been heard in the night. The villagers suspect all this to be the work of demonic bulls. Scott also meets and falls in love with local rancher Teresa Alvarez (BMovie scream queen Mara Corday) and makes friends with a young boy named Juanito. One night, the cause of all the trouble is revealed; giant prehistoric scorpions that were released from the cavern they lived in by the volcano. Although the cave is successfully sealed after an expedition into its depths, the largest scorpion manages to escape, wherein it makes its way to Mexico City for a final showdown...

The special effects, by Willis O'Brien, were considered cutting edge back in the day it was released.

Was shown on episode 113 of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''.

Not to be confused with the 1995 television series ''BlackScorpion'', nor the various sequel series and DirectToVideo movies that followed it. Nor, indeed, to the infamous {{WCW}} storyline from the early 1990s.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AchillesHeel: The weak spot of the scorpions is in their necks.
** Wait, what necks?
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
** BigCreepyCrawlies
* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever
* BMovie
* ImmuneToBullets: The scorpions pretty much are.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Corday.
* OffModel: A weird live action example; the scorpion scenes are constantly intercut with closeups of a drooling scorpion head that looks nothing like the head of the stop-motion model.
* ScaryScorpions
* SouthOfTheBorder
* YouFailBiologyForever: Scorpions do not roar.

!!The ''{{MST3K}}'' presentation contains examples of:

* DidNotDoTheResearch: Possibly intentional. Forrester mistakenly attributes the film's special effects to Ray Harryhausen. Joel later correctly identified O'Brien in one of the host segments.
* RunningGag: Joel and the Bots clap whenever Dr. Hank Scott's name is spoken.
* VisualGag: Joel and the 'Bots holding up giant hot dogs during the film's opening sequence.

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