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Film / The Lost Continent

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The Lost Continent is a 1968 Hammer Horror sci-fi adventure movie based on the novel Uncharted Seas by Dennis Wheatley. The film deals with a group of passengers in a ship getting lost in the Sargasso Sea (a Bermuda Triangle-like part of the ocean) alongside Sea Monsters and Spanish Conquistadores. Not to be confuse with the 1951 American film Lost Continent.

This film provides examples of

  • Brown Face: Most of the Spanish characters are Anglo-Saxons with brown make-up.
  • Derelict Graveyard: Lots and lots of ghost ships.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Giant crab monsters are part of the deathly fauna.
  • Giant Squid: The giant octopus (and is a Cyclops too).
  • Left Hanging: The movie has an Open Ending as is never shown if the characters manage to return to civilization.
  • Man-Eating Plant: the Seaweed.
  • Sea Monsters: The giant crabs and the octopus.
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  • Sexual Extortion: A character finds out that a woman passenger robbed some money and blackmails her sexually.